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Old 06-04-2007, 04:33 AM
 
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I will move to cos in Aug.I need to know witch neighborhoods to stay away from .I have 2 boys 12 and 13.Also is the best schools Chyenne High and Air Academy High????Iam a single parent I want to make sure I be in a safe area
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Craparron Hills,CO
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This is JMHO...but stay away from Cimarron Hills(eastern CS),around the military installations,and south side all together...Cheyenne Mtn.HS and Air Academy are good schools from what I hear and know of,and the neighboorhoods around there are decent...
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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This is JMHO...but stay away from Cimarron Hills(eastern CS),around the military installations,and south side all together...Cheyenne Mtn.HS and Air Academy are good schools from what I hear and know of,and the neighboorhoods around there are decent...
I do not live in CS but my daughter & her family do. I am very impressed with the Cheyenne Mtn. grade, middle and HS. They rate very high. But the area around the schools is more expensive altho there are many older homes, small and large. My daughter had a hard time adjusting to a more city type living but that area is so beautiful, with many native trees allowed to stand that is has a private feeling. Wildlife show up every day or so. But as I understand. Cheyenne Mtn schools do not run buses. It is up to the parents to get and retrieve their kids from school. It seems the parents themselves decided to use the cost of this for better teachers etc. They do have buses for outside activities. As to safety, my daughter had a birthday party for the whole family. One grandson got in trouble for waving at a helicopter. He did not know this was a patrol and waving was for when you needed help. Us poor dumb country bumpkins.
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I think alot will depend on your price range for rent or mortgage. Both districts are great, however there is a significant difference in cost of homes in those areas. bashep
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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D20 is the best district for schools. I just moved here and I am so happy that I was told about D20 when making the choice where to live. It is a little more expensive to live in the area but no matter where you live, if you want good schools, you will pay have to pay more to live in the good school districts. Just my opinion. Good luck!!
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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I wouldn't say definitely that those two schools are the best, but they are good. Also up there are many other schools - a few that come to mind include Lewis Palmer, Pine Creek, Rampart, Liberty, Doherty, Coronado, and Palmer. Different schools have different strengths, so it depends on interest - like Coronado has the best robotics team in the region, Palmer has the top IB program, I believe, and so on.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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What is your price range?

I highly recommend Cheyenne Mtn School District...but it is more expensive there. D-20 is great as well. If affordability is a big factor, highly recommend D49 schools, especially Vista Ridge, Skyview Middle School. Safe, afffordable and a great area to live.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I live in D-20 just southeast of Rampart HS. My 2 boys have gone to grade, middle and high schools in D-20 and they are great schools. Never any word of bullying, fights, nothing. They also have "infinite campus" which is their term for checking up on any/all of your child's grades/assignments daily through the internet. You can literally log on and see what grade your kid got on a test that day or if he has homework and when it is due.

A big change from when I went to school in Albuquerque in the 80's.

As for safety, that is mainly up to you and God or luck or whatever you believe in. The D-20 area of Colo Spgs has zero crime. Even the worst parts of the Colo Spgs are nothing like the bad parts of Denver or Albuquerque.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:11 PM
 
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I am pretty sure every district in the region has infinite campus or something similar these days. I know for sure D12, D20, D3, D8 and D11 do.
And of course D20 does not have zero crime - that would be an exaggeration. But crime is not a major issue.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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D49 also has Infinite Campus. Excellent program.
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