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Old 06-25-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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Anyone familiar with the area and can give me advice? Would this be a good area to raise a family?
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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I like Frankfort. It's the state capital, plenty of decent shopping, 30 minutes to Lexington and an hour to Louisville.

I don't know much about their schools, however.
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:10 PM
 
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no other info besides this?
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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They have a great place to eat for families at the Pizza Inn sorry don't know much about the town except that its the state capital and kentucky state university is their.
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:15 PM
 
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Does nobody ever go to Frankfort or live there? There has to be someone on here with some info about schools and neighborhoods.
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:57 AM
 
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I grew up in Frankfort and my parents still live there. I have friends who work for Franklin County schools and from what I hear they are fine. No problems with state scores, discipline, etc. As far as neighborhoods it depends on what price range you are looking in and what side of town you want to be on.
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Old 06-28-2007, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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A little more info:

Frankfort, Kentucky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And on thier schools:

Franklin County Public Schools

Frankfort Schools

Frankfort schools – Kentucky (KY) school district, public and private school reports

It looks like their system in general lags a little behind Jefferson County:
Local Economic Conditions and Kentucky's Education Reform Act (KERA)

But there look to be some exceptions, like Collins Lane Elementary:
Collins Lane Elementary School, Frankfort Kentucky / KY school information

This looks to be the best ranking of individual schools, although I can't vouch for the source:
Search within a district in Kentucky...
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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Default Lawrenceburg is better

Lawrenceburg is eight miles away down a new four lane hwy.
Second best schools in the state and fastest growing per capita.
I grew up in Frankfort and its where everyone is going. Frankforts demographics are more people live on the east side yet all the shopping is on the west side.
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:56 PM
 
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Western Hills high school is acceptable, not greak. Frankfort High School is abysmal, Franklin County is only so-so.

I have no experience with the elementary and middle schools.

The good school districts are for the suburban areas where homes are overpriced and architecturally ugly, in my opinion. Downtown Frankfort is amazing, but the schools are awful.

As the poster above said, Lawrenceburg is a very good option and has grown a lot in recent years. When I was young it was a one horse town accessible by long drives down curvy highways. Now it's booming with lots of new houses and restaurants, and commuting is easy with new roads.

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Old 04-11-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Originally Posted by Fred Schaefer View Post
Lawrenceburg is eight miles away down a new four lane hwy.
Second best schools in the state and fastest growing per capita.
I grew up in Frankfort and its where everyone is going. Frankforts demographics are more people live on the east side yet all the shopping is on the west side.
NO!!! Avoid Lawrenceburg! The school system is terrible and the town has stagnated in population. It was a "top" choice of a town in the 1990s but it can't get past its hillbilly/Mayberry mindset that they're a tiny town when in fact they have the potential to become a small city.

Some of the most ill prepared pupils I've seen for life, education, anything, anywhere have graduated from Anderson County Public Schools. Today, they're just like Franklin Co. Public Schools.

If I had kids, even if gas got to $5/gallon, I'd rather live in Oldham or eastern Jefferson Counties and send my kids to some real high schools with much stronger performance and commute to Frankfort. Educational quality is that important to me.
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