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View Poll Results: Which elementary in which neighborhood is best?
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Upper Arlington 2 100.00%
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:41 PM
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Smile California to Columbus in 70 days!! Help!!

I have a young family. Was in Columbus last year over a three day weekend, now thanks to a great job offer am moving. We really liked Powell, Upper Arlington, and Dublin. Not trying to turn up my nose at anything just they are comparable to where we're moving from. Have gifted child, need an elementary that is great. Heard that the Olyntangee School District is phenomenal....Any suggestions? Please advise, anything would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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Old 05-19-2007, 09:21 PM
Location: Sacramento
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Olentangy, Dublin, Upper Arlington and New Albany all have great schools. You can't go wrong with any of those areas. It is just a matter of where you find a home you like.
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:24 PM
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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All the schools except Columbus is good.
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:00 PM
Location: Columbus, central city
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Not true to the above^
The columbus school district is large, and some of the schools do perform well.
The columbus Alternative High School was ranked one of the best in the country.

Also, the columbus neighborhoods that are sought after by families (Berwick, Clintonville, Beechwold, NW Columbus) have better performing schools and these neighborhoods are often more attractive than comparable ones in some suburbs ( they have trees, sidewalks, and are closer to the downtown and culture such as locally owned restaurants, festivals, markets, etc..)

If you do a little research and find out which neighborhood has the better performing schools or decide to send your kid to another school within the district than the one your assigned it can be well worth it, but it does take more work to understand the columbus school district and city than just moving here and deciding to go with a suburb where all the schools are well off and not poor. The work can pay off in the end with quality of life and saving money on gas prices.

Clintonville, Beechwold, and NW columbus by far are known for having the best columbus city schools. Also, the Fort Hays High School for the arts use to allow kids from the 'burbs to attend their schools, and many of my friends did and are were accepted to the hardest art schools in the country. Fort Hays is located downtown (Italian Village) and has state of the art facilities.

However, if i had to choose between Powell and UA, I would go with UA for sure because it is a developed area that is very sought after and closer to downtown and other attractive areas of Columbus like OSU, Grandview, the Short North, NW columbus, Dublin, and Clintonville. That whole "NW" section of the city is pretty liveable and nice, and Powell just seems too far away, though Powell is getting a lot of retail in the city now; i feel too isolated there.
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