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Old 10-15-2013, 04:43 PM
 
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Our family will be relocating to Seymour, Ct from California as early as next month. Advice and suggestions needed on Elementary Schools in or near the area please. Pretty please? Although we have done some research about the area, it would really help a lot to hear input from everyone who knows the town. Thanks very much.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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Seymour is a working class town and is very affordable. The schools are ok, not great but good. Why Seymour if I may ask?
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Northern Fairfield Co.
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I don't know much at all about Seymour, but I'm pretty sure your address will dictate which school your child(ren) will go to. Unless the town has a magnet school and you can put your name in for a lottery?

Edit to say: I just did a quick check and it seems both elementary schools which serve the town are comparable

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:27 PM
 
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Seymour has two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The elementary school your child attends will be based upon the district in which he or she lives. You don't get to choose.

If you know the address where you're going to live, you can call the school headquarters and ask them which grade school that house is zoned for.

There is a very minimal possibility that you could send your child to school in a neighboring town ( school
district). You do this by applying to that district and paying them tuition. If there is room in their system for your child, they may permit this. It is something that has to be done every year. Very seldom is it approved.

It's best to assume that if you live in Seymour, your child will be attending school in Seymour.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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Firstly- WELCOME TO SEYMOUR!

Secondly..Ugh.. Here we go again.. I've lived in Seymour for 8 years! Raised in Trumbull. Seymour WAS a blue collar working class factory town 20 years ago. It is NOT NOW a low class dump (as other city-data posters might have you believe.) It is fine! REALLY! Good neighborhoods, low crime, friendly people. Cute local shops, 20 minutes to major shopping & downtown New Haven. Sports proud ! Civic minded! We have plenty of choices for banking. Library is quite well stocked. All the adults I've met are college educated. Parents care and are in the PTA. Schools are improving. Two schools on the north /east side were combined last year. The "rebuilt as new" 2 story facility is equipped with smart boards in every room, a new gym, the kids are being taught common core. The technologies department is working with teachers to better utilize the school's tablets and net books. Yes- whether your kids go to the newer CLS or the older Bungay will depend on your street's designated district. There is no cross town bussing of students. Please do NOT let the valley haters on this board discourage you.
Again - welcome to Seymour.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Northern Fairfield Co.
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Firstly- WELCOME TO SEYMOUR!

Secondly..Ugh.. Here we go again.. I've lived in Seymour for 8 years! Raised in Trumbull. Seymour WAS a blue collar working class factory town 20 years ago. It is NOT NOW a low class dump (as other city-data posters might have you believe.) It is fine! REALLY! Good neighborhoods, low crime, friendly people. Cute local shops, 20 minutes to major shopping & downtown New Haven. Sports proud ! Civic minded! We have plenty of choices for banking. Library is quite well stocked. All the adults I've met are college educated. Parents care and are in the PTA. Schools are improving. Two schools on the north /east side were combined last year. The "rebuilt as new" 2 story facility is equipped with smart boards in every room, a new gym, the kids are being taught common core. The technologies department is working with teachers to better utilize the school's tablets and net books. Yes- whether your kids go to the newer CLS or the older Bungay will depend on your street's designated district. There is no cross town bussing of students. Please do NOT let the valley haters on this board discourage you.
Again - welcome to Seymour.
I like this! Kind of cringed when I read scoobydoo's early post -- thought it was slightly elitist and offensive; Contemplated it for a second or two and decided it wasn't worthy of a reply, especially since I didn't have the facts you do to back it up. And I echo your welcome to seymour/connecticut sentiment. Ignore scooby''s, or whatever he calls himself, post
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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I like this! Kind of cringed when I read scoobydoo's early post -- thought it was slightly elitist and offensive; Contemplated it for a second or two and decided it wasn't worthy of a reply, especially since I didn't have the facts you do to back it up. And I echo your welcome to seymour/connecticut sentiment. Ignore scooby''s, or whatever he calls himself, post
Thank you!
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:49 AM
 
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I like this! Kind of cringed when I read scoobydoo's early post -- thought it was slightly elitist and offensive; Contemplated it for a second or two and decided it wasn't worthy of a reply, especially since I didn't have the facts you do to back it up. And I echo your welcome to seymour/connecticut sentiment. Ignore scooby''s, or whatever he calls himself, post
It's SeaDoo, as in the personal watercraft. And WOW, inferiority complex much??! I didn't say anything bad about Seymour. It IS a working class town by Connecticut standards and the schools are okay. Not the best but not the worst - as in GOOD. ACCEPTABLE. SATISFACTORY.

I make 40k and drive a 99 Honda Civic but yeah I'm elitist. LOL!
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Seymour is a nice town that is improving greatly over the past 20 years. What was once a gritty mill town in the Naugatuck Valley is changing to an affordable alternative to high priced Fairfield County. I know several people from Fairfield County that moved there because it is affordable and attractive. That said, the schools in Seymour do generally perform just under state averages on the Connecticut Mastery and Connecticut Academic Performance Tests. That does not necessarily mean the schools are not good though since the results are generally tied to the socio-economic makeup of the town. You can get more information on schools in Connecticut at the link below. Jay

State Department of Education - CEDaR
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:40 AM
 
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Seymour is a nice town that is improving greatly over the past 20 years. What was once a gritty mill town in the Naugatuck Valley is changing to an affordable alternative to high priced Fairfield County. I know several people from Fairfield County that moved there because it is affordable and attractive.
Agree with all of the above.

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That said, the schools in Seymour do generally perform just under state averages on the Connecticut Mastery and Connecticut Academic Performance Tests. That does not necessarily mean the schools are not good though since the results are generally tied to the socio-economic makeup of the town. You can get more information on schools in Connecticut at the link below. Jay

State Department of Education - CEDaR
I have to disagree with the bolded portion. The median incomes have been rising in the town, but the school performance hasn't been rising. Milford also seems to have the same issue. They're resting on their (white,"it's safe") laurels.
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