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Old 07-23-2010, 10:36 AM
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We are considering a move to the Morehead City / Newport / Beaufort NC area. We've been to Atlantic Beach, the aquarium and Beaufort on vacation before and like the area, but we aren't sure about living there. Our daughter will be going into the 11th grade, and I see 3 high schools in the area. Can anyone comment about which is the best school? Important to us is College Prep for Psychology, Color Gaurd, Dance. Does NC have a college scholarship program similar to Georgia Hope which pays for tuition?

Also, is there a mall in the area?

What is the best area to live in? Any bad areas to avoid?

Any other tips / suggestions / reviews would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-23-2010, 10:53 AM
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Here's what US News says about Croatan High School

Croatan High School: Best High Schools - USNews.com

But you don't have to live within a school district to attend. It is possible to call and make other arrangements.
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:44 PM
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Just b/c Crotan is the best, the others aren't bad. West Carteret is a fine school with an outstanding band and extracurricular activities. In fact I'd say West is the bertter school overall due to the strength and involvement with it's extracurricular activities. Not to say Croatan is lacking in that area.

West Carteret is Newport/MHC. Croatan is Newport/Cedar point/Cape Carteret/Bogue. East Carteret is Beaufort on down east. Not sure where Bogue Banks kids go to school.

According to Greatschools.org Croatan is a 9 while West Cartert is an 8 based on test scores. They both have an equal avg 4/5 rating from parents.

Greatschools.org Search: carteret county
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