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Old 07-04-2010, 02:17 AM
 
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We are moving to Va. and a big motivator are good schools. We have one that will be in middle school, one in 1st grade, and one in pre-kindergarten. Thank you in advance for your reply!
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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We are moving to Va. and a big motivator are good schools. We have one that will be in middle school, one in 1st grade, and one in pre-kindergarten. Thank you in advance for your reply!
Between those three Chesapeake would be the best.

But one thing to take into consideration is where you'll be working. If working on the Southside I'd eliminate NN from consideration. If on the Peninsula, then Chesapeake or Suffolk is out. Reason there is tunnel traffic is horrible. Specifically the Hampton-Roads Bridge Tunnel is bad. The Monitor-Merrimac Tunnel connects Southern Newport News, to Chesapeake and Suffolk and is better than the HRBT but there are no promises.
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Old 07-05-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Newport News, Virginia
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We are moving to Va. and a big motivator are good schools. We have one that will be in middle school, one in 1st grade, and one in pre-kindergarten. Thank you in advance for your reply!
Living here in the Hampton Roads area for many years I would agree that Chesapeake has the best school system. Also, Chesapeake is a really nice area and place to live plenty of dining, shopping, entertainment, etc. Check out this website it pertains all the information you want to know about the schools and the areas they are in. VDOE :: School Report Card
There are plenty of single family homes area in the Chesapeake area for your family. If you need any further help just reply to this post.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:30 AM
 
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Thank you very much for your replies!
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Newport News, Virginia
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No problem had you guys had success locating a place to live? If not I did a quick MLS search through are several homes available for sale or for rent in the Chesapeake area. Just let me know if I can assist your family any further. Good Luck!
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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I would not send my children to schools in NN unless is was a private school. I was in the NN school system and it was terrible.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:00 PM
 
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I would not send my children to schools in NN unless is was a private school. I was in the NN school system and it was terrible.
Terrible how, exactly? I've read that the teacher/student ratio is low and the schools are supposedly "good."
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Terrible how, exactly? I've read that the teacher/student ratio is low and the schools are supposedly "good."
It depends on which individual school in Newport News. I had one cousin graduate from Denbigh HS and one from Woodside HS. Both have different experiences. There are good and bad schools in NN. Just do your research.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Chesapeake
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If you are working in Newport News, but want to live in Chesapeake - the Western Branch of Chesapeake really is not a bad commute. I used to commute from there to near Oyster Point in Newport News and it usually only took a half an hour - the only days I would dread the Monitor-Merrimac would be Friday afternoon in the summer.
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