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Old 11-12-2008, 05:47 PM
 
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If your daughter is a very strong student and you are not pleased with the public schools I would suggest Parrott Academy in Kinston. It is a great private school but also expensive. Would love to hear what you thought of the schools. Let me know if you want anymore info on Parrott.
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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Look into Oakwood (The Oakwood School: Independent co-educational day school for grades K-12).
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Old 11-22-2008, 07:52 PM
 
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does anyone know anything about the private school situation in Greenville?

It depends on your religious beliefs - Greenville Christian Academy is okay but they're strong fundamentalist - went there - okay school - good social school - make friends for life. There is also Trinity Christian - somewhat the same but a lot smaller school. Those are the two I know of.
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:17 AM
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...I know their are gangs everywhere. I don't hear about them in our home town. So the post about gangs kindof freaked me out a little...... With that being said, does anyone know anything about the private school situation in Greenville?
I have posted this before but I will say it again. My daughters (one prep/one semi-emo) went two years at Hopewell in Huntersville (near Charlotte) and this is their second year at New Bern.

Both of these schools are frequently mentioned in these pages as being gang intensive high schools. My daughters scoff at the people saying that. They say there is small "real gang" activity, but most, as an earlier poster said, are wannabees.

Both girls go wild when I ask about gang activity. The are adamant that the gang folk mess with the gang folk. I have heard rumors of gangs charging white girls to go through certain doors, and my daughters at first laughed at that, then became outraged. They have very unkind words for people that spread gang hysteria about these two schools.

I have no idea what the "real" gang situation is in Greenville, but I would not let the presence of "gangs" be that big a deal to you. If your kid knows how to stay out of trouble, and it sounds like she does, I would anticipate no problem.

By the way, my youngest went to 8th grade at a "Chrisitan School." I lost $9,000 on that transaction. All I got in return was an ultra-materialistic brat, whose greatest achievement at school was heading up a committee of like minded young ladies who spent most of their time analyzing what designer pocket book was best suited for what model luxury car.

Give me the gangs, anytime!

lln
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:06 AM
 
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Excellent advice. I'll take it! I appreciate everyones comments. This is such an exciting and uncomfortable time in our life. I've been in the same town my whole life. Change is scarry for me. Not only will I be, finally, starting my career but I'll also be moving to a new location. You all have made me feel much more comfortable about our new life.
Thanks a million. Maybe I'll see you in Greenville next May. It is my top pick; we'll see if I'm theirs.
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:26 AM
 
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I graduated from Conley in 2000 and consider my self sucessful. I would reccomend either the Conley or Rose districts. I believe both are superior to South Central. Rose is even listed as in the top 1000 high schools nationwide.

Now what I will say I have moved to attend grad school and law school in different states and believe as a whole NC does have weaker public schools (guess thats what happens when you dont want to start teachers at even 30k). One postive about NC is the colleges, all excellent and cheap. Hope this helps. Oh be careful to avoid North Pitt and Farmville (one of which is part of the district out by the hospital)
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