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Old 04-06-2011, 05:13 AM
 
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Moving to Greensboro next year, and this will be a big deal for us. First time to move since starting a family 10 years ago.

Clicking around on the internet it is often hard to make sense of things, and I'm sure once we are there all will be clearer. But would like to begin informing ourselves about options.

Will have one child just beginning elementary school and one in last year of elementary. So would like to have both good elementary and good middle schools. And I guess in just a few years, good high school as well!

I've looked at different real estate and school rating sites and am wondering if there is one particular section of city, neighborhood, or zip code that can be counted on to have quality public education. My quick searches have suggested EP Pearce is great elementary and Kernodle a great middle school. But I have no idea if EPP feeds into KMS, if they are anywhere near each other, whether we can afford to live around them, etc., or if they are both in reality good schools.

On the home side of this issue, we would be looking to buy home or townhome not over $200,000. The bigger the better -- with 2000 sq ft probably smallest we would be comfortable in. Don't need much yard.

So, any and all thoughts on general topics of Greensboro real estate, education, sections of the city, would be appreciated.

Thanks, people!
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:31 AM
 
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Just my 2 cents...the order in which you should do this is:

1) FIND A JOB

2) IDENTIFY GOOD SCHOOLS CLOSEST TO THAT JOB

3) FIND A HOME WHOSE STREET HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO THAT SCHOOL.


Best of luck
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:41 AM
 
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This older thread might be useful to you:

Neighborhoods?

I especially like the advice on the last post:

"In general the Guilford County Elementary schools are aweful, but there are exceptions, whereever you are looking, make sure you check out NC School Report Cards or GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community so that you can see the schools you would be moving into. Again, as a generality, the Kernersville schools tend to be better than the rest of Forsyth county; In Guilford County, avoid downtown schools in High Point & Greensboro, stay to the northwest (Oak Ridge or Summerfield) or southeast of the county (Pleasant Garden area)."

You may want to start looking into Oak Ridge and Summerfield, which are discussed frequently here and nice places to live
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:48 AM
 
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This older thread might be useful to you:

Neighborhoods?

I especially like the advice on the last post:

"In general the Guilford County Elementary schools are aweful, but there are exceptions, whereever you are looking, make sure you check out NC School Report Cards or GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community so that you can see the schools you would be moving into. Again, as a generality, the Kernersville schools tend to be better than the rest of Forsyth county; In Guilford County, avoid downtown schools in High Point & Greensboro, stay to the northwest (Oak Ridge or Summerfield) or southeast of the county (Pleasant Garden area)."

You may want to start looking into Oak Ridge and Summerfield, which are discussed frequently here and nice places to live
The bolded part is wrong--not sure what that's based on. In Forsyth Co., the west-side schools are considered to be better (Clemmons, Lewisville, Meadowlark, Southwest). Not that the K-ville schools are bad, but based on local reputation, test scores, and "report cards", they are not better.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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The bolded part is wrong--not sure what that's based on. In Forsyth Co., the west-side schools are considered to be better (Clemmons, Lewisville, Meadowlark, Southwest). Not that the K-ville schools are bad, but based on local reputation, test scores, and "report cards", they are not better.
Agree West side does have better schools
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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Glad you guys chimed in, as I don't know the area the way you do
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