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Old 06-25-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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I have been looking at homes to rent in Elizabeth City. I understand there are two High Schools Pasquotank Co and Northeastern High. The two houses are in good areas. One is close to downtown but nice the other is away from the city. What can anyone tell me about either of these schools and how where do you live to go to either of them. I looked at the schools as far as rating anf I saw that Elizabeth City schools have work to do. I'm more interested in High school as far as safe, gangs and that kind of thing.
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Tappahannock VA
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E.C. schools have a little bit of a bad reputation in this area but overall state wide there are worse ones out there. I don't live in EC but what I've heard is that the North Eastern School is a little better than the other. I do know that EC is having some problem with gangs in the city part but I don't know how far that extends into the outskirts. I don't know if the North East school has the gang problem or not but if I had to guess I would say probably some. I know that the city has been on somewhat of a crusade to fight the gangs but I don't know how it is going. I have not had much dealing with gangs so what I think is bad others might laugh at and there might be some in my own county that I don't even know about. This is just what I've heard. Hope this helps some.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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The house we rented he will go to Pasquotank High School. I had read some things as well. We are from Michigan and live in a country area with about 500 at the High school. WE had to rent and we did try and find that kind of area in Virginia or N. Carolina but couldn't find anything. The lady we are renting from has a son who is in college now but graduated from that High school. He talked to my husband for some time about his experiences at that school. He did say there were kids that got in trouble but he said they stay to themself. He didn't descibe any big gang related issues that I have heard of right here in Michigan. My son is a good kids and I'm very worried about this change but I keep a close on eye on him and on who he hangs around. I have 7 kids and thre are older then my 15 year old and on their own and they can say that I will tell them hang around with someone I think my not be a great thing and I will spet in and they already knew they didn't want that.
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Tappahannock VA
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The greatest antidote for all that ails the "teenage animal" is a caring/attentive parent! We moved when our oldest was 13 and the transition was kind of difficult for him. Where we lived (near Philadelphia) he had a lot of friends and when we moved here it took a long time for him to make any. He did okay and he turned out well but it took a lot of love and understanding but the last thing he needed from us was too much space. We found that youth group helped a lot at the Church here in Currituck (I'm the pastor, btw) although in the beginning it was also a point of contention. He's 22 now and I'm real proud of him. There are several churches in E.C. that have good youth programs if that is something you'd be interested in I could get you some information. I really hope all goes well with your move and for your family.
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:11 AM
 
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We are Lutheran Mo. Synod. I was going to start looking at churches in the area. Our son is a good kids. I have always been very watchful of my older kids. I think today many parents give there teens too much freedom and treat them if they were adults and they aren't. Many have cells, cars, internet that parents don't watch. They aren't ready to make the choices that adukts makes. Many adults aren;t either. None of my kids have dtivers lincense until they were graduated. I believe that we can't treat teens like 5 year olds and they do need experiences and responsibity but too much is to much for them to handle. I have seen this on both sides. Parents that have a lot and so does the child and those toys take over in place of parents and children who don't have parents that are able to care for them well. We have been foster parents in Michigan for 6 years and our home was always in change. I think he will do okay and we will be present to help him.
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Tappahannock VA
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Sounds like you have things well in control. Kudos!
I'm not really familiar with the Lutheran Churches in the area so hopefully someone can give you some info on them. If your interested in Pentecostal/Charismatic or Non-Denominational I can help out with that a little better. I hope for the best for you!
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