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Old 02-01-2010, 11:54 AM
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I am self employed and have been considering a move to Pagosa Springs for my family of four. We have (basically) been given a house well under the market value and we love the area so all of these facts are driving our decision. My question(s):

1) How are the public/private elementary schools in the area?
2) How many children are in the kindergarten and average elementary class for the public/private schools?
3) Do the parent's interact socially, what is their age, why are they in Pagosa?
4) Are there many amilies in their early to mid 30's?
5) Is the community known as having a good handle on the well being of their children?

Thanks for your input!
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:48 PM
Location: SW Colorado
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1) One public elementary school, one private church school.

2) Our experience has been from 7th grade to currently 11th grade. Total students in each of those grades have averaged around 110. Don’t know exactly how large the elementary class sizes are or what the student/teacher ratio is. We have been very pleased with our experience in the schools so far. Here is a link to the school district: http://www.pagosa.k12.co.us/

3) Social activities are a big part of the school system for the students and parents. The elementary school seems to always have something for the kids and their families going on. As the kids get older, sports, especially high school sports, are a BIG event in the community. I guess this is probably true with any small town though. As to why people are in Pagosa, I’m not sure other than they have a small business here, work in government, work at the hospital, work at the ski area or other tourist related trade, or maybe moved here with money. There are a lot of families that been here for many generations as well as many newcomers in the past 10 years or so.

4) There seems to be a good mix of age groups here, although I would say less of the 20-30 year-old crowd.

5) I think the community, as well as the schools try to provide activities for the kids to keep them busy. For kids that like year-round outdoor activities there is plenty to do here.

Last edited by Coloradoan; 02-01-2010 at 05:06 PM..
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:08 PM
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its a great town for kids and teens it will keep them out of trubble and the people in pagosa are all good people
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