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Old 08-26-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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Hi my family is moving to the town of Fairfield CT. I have young children who will be attending elementary school in the upcoming years. Please inform me of the different schools in town. Are some more desirable than others? We are looking primarily in the beach area which is the Sherman school. Any info on that school would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I am not sure what type of information you are looking for but the website below will provide you with information on all schools in Connecticut. All schools in Fairfield are excellent and will provide your child with a good education. I would worry less about which school district you are in and more about finding a home that suits you needs in a location you like. Jay

State Department of Education - CEDaR
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:16 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Go to GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I do not care for Greatschools.com. Their ratings do not make sense or necessarily agree with what the facts show. I have seen good schools given poor ratings and bad schools given given great ratings. Their criteria is not necessarily what a parent is really interested in. Jay
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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I do not care for Greatschools.com. Their ratings do not make sense or necessarily agree with what the facts show. I have seen good schools given poor ratings and bad schools given given great ratings. Their criteria is not necessarily what a parent is really interested in. Jay
I agree. Greatschools is very much based on personal opinion.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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It really depends on what the OP is looking for. If a parent wants straight test scores and really doesn't care about the environment of the school then going to the Dept of Education is fine.

As a parent of four I also want to know what the atmosphere is of a school. I want to know if they have school spirit or if the kids are welcoming and how the parents feel about it. For this reason I like to read the reviews on Great Schools. Of course I don't only take this into consideration.

Like finding a home, finding a school your child feels comfortable at is just as important to me as the curriculum. Just my opinion as a mom.
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