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Old 09-23-2011, 10:14 PM
 
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We are looking at possibly relocating to the Lawrence area. Before we get there we are trying to decide where would be best. I love the outdoors and I like staying active. We have three small children and have heard that schools are of great concern in the Lawrence area. Which would mean sending our kids to private schools. Living in Lawrence would mean no commute but may mean commuting our kids to school somewhere else. Or we could live in Shawnee and/or that area where schools are rated higher and then have a commute to Lawrence.

Any thoughts and what are your thoughts about Lake Quivira?
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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I've heard the schools in Lawerence are pretty good. Not really sure what kind of info you are getting. It seems like people get to wrapped up in ranking of schools then actually seeing what the school is like, why not observe a day at the school and get a feel for it rather then some test score ranking do all the work.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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I've heard the schools in Lawerence are pretty good. Not really sure what kind of info you are getting. It seems like people get to wrapped up in ranking of schools then actually seeing what the school is like, why not observe a day at the school and get a feel for it rather then some test score ranking do all the work.
Yea, I'm starting to think there are only about six viable school districts left in the country! If it's not an affluent, mostly white, relatively new suburban area then the schools are just not good I guess. sarcasm, just in case....

I would go with Lawrence over the sleepy and remote/rural bedroom lake community of Lake Quivera, especially if you are working in Lawrence or something.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:18 PM
 
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Lawrence public schools are perfectly capable, and usually among the best in the state. You have the benefit of the state's flagship university in town as well.

Most private schools in Lawrence are religious. St. John provides Catholic education K-5 or K-6. One of my neighbors attended Douglas County Christian School when I was a kid-- that school had about 30 kids K-8 at the time. It may be called Veritas School now. Bishop Seabury is a private Episcopal high school. Then you have Prairie Moon School, which is non-religious, using the humanistic Waldorf Method.
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Lawrence public schools are not anything to worry about. I've heard good things.

IF you don't want to live in Lawrence, and want to live in the outer suburbs of KC, then check out Cedar Creek.

It's only about a 20 min. drive to Lawrence, and a 5-10 minute drive to the suburbs of KC.

However, I believe homes start in the 400,000's and go up to over 7 million.
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Oh, btw, Cedar Creek is served by the Olathe School district. Great schools.
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:02 AM
 
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Lawrence, definitely.
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