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Old 07-07-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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I am trying to decide whether to move to Huntington,WV Ashland,Ky or Ironton,Oh

My concerns are where the lower taxes,better and more plentiful jobs,better schools are?
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:34 PM
 
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I am trying to decide whether to move to Huntington,WV Ashland,Ky or Ironton,Oh

My concerns are where the lower taxes,better and more plentiful jobs,better schools are?
Overall WV is doing better than KY and OH right now, but cant speak for that area. I would recommend WV though so go with Huntington.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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I would recommend Huntington. Huntington is the medical, economic and retail center of the area and thus has more to offer. You will also save on gas as you will have to drive less to get to what you need. Taxes aren't bad here and there are good schooling options as well, especially with Marshall University located here. If you have any specific questions, I'd be more than happy to try and answer them.

Tim
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:32 AM
 
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Are there any magnet schools or charter schools for kids to go to? My daughter is in the gifted program here and I would want either a program or a school that can keep her up to speed. Would love her to attend a school that offered some foreign language in elementary school.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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I'd rank them:

1) Huntington
2) Ashland
3) Ironton
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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West Virginia does not have Charter Schools or Magnet Schools at this point. There has been recent legislation attempting to add Charter Schools. In Cabell County, where Huntington is located, the public schools do have Talented and Gifted programs. There's also private school and Marshall University is planning to open a STEM School in the next few years. I'm not sure the extent to which they offer it but Southside Elementary has a strong foreign language/culture component due to the number of foreign students there. They also host a group from China on a yearly basis.

Public charter schools have supporters, opponents - WVPubcast.org


Southside Elementary hosting students, teachers from Tai Po Old Market Public School in Hong Kong - The Herald Dispatch
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:43 AM
 
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Thanks! You are very helpful! If you had to choose which school in Huntington or surrounding smaller towns would you send your child to?
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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My wife and I have 3 young children and the oldest just finished kindergarten at Southside Elementary in Huntington. We have been very pleased thus far. Once they get it up and running though, we will likely transfer him to the Marshall STEM school. They have the pre-school portion up and running and we really liked that as well.
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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How much is the pre school option? This year I will have 2 in school. 1 in kindergarten 1 in headstart
Do you have a link for the stem school? Sounds interesting.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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The Marshall STEM school is free to four year olds in Cabell County. Three year olds have to pay and I believe if you live in surrounding counties you have to pay as well. They are affiliated with the public schools which is why four year olds are free. Here's some info.



Marshall University?s Early Education STEM Center


Mountain State Science: Early Education STEM at Marshall - WVPubcast.org
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