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Unread 07-24-2007, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Louisville/Vegas
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Default Prospect Schools

Does anyone know if the residents of Prospect use the Oldham or Jefferson County schools? Is it determined by the which county the property is located or is there an agreement? Thanks.
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Unread 07-24-2007, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Actually most Prospect properties are in Jefferson County; therefore JCPS.
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Unread 07-24-2007, 03:28 PM
 
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All of Hillcrest, Paramont, Countryside and others are in Prospect & go to Oldham county schools. The only subdivision i have heard is split is Hunting Creek w/more of it in Jefferson Cty. There are PLENTY of homes in Prospect that feed into Oldham coutny schools
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Unread 07-24-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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As SCHOOLS reported, there are many homes located in Prospect that are situated in Oldham County. What SCHOOLS did not note is the huge area of eastern Jefferson County with a Prospect address. This includes Norton Commons, much of Wolf Pen Branch and River Road areas. I am not in any way in dispute with what SCHOOLS reported, but urge with every ounce of my experience that someone looking in the Prospect area for a home served by Oldham County Schools to know exactly where the county line is. There are several websites which will verify individual homes county situs.
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Unread 07-24-2007, 06:03 PM
 
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Thanks for adding that info!! Yes-it is important that if you want OLDHAM county schools & live in Prospect, make sure you are on the Oldham county side of Prospect-if you're seaching on real estate website they will have on the detailed description what county the home is in!!! Most people that live on the Jefferson County side of Prospect send their kids to private school, so make sure to factor in the cost of tuition to your housing price if you live on the Jefferson County side. There are plenty of great homes & PUBLIC schools on the Oldham side!!!
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Unread 07-24-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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And there are plenty of nice schools on the Jefferson side, with the highest ranked high schools in the region and some of the highest ranked in the country in Jefferson County. Honestly, schools should not be an issue in your decision.
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Unread 07-24-2007, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Schools absolutely should be the issue. Don't take my word for it, but SCHOOLS in the reply in this thread noted, "Most people that live on the Jefferson County side of Prospect send their kids to private school, so make sure to factor in the cost of tuition to your housing price if you live on the Jefferson County side" Why do Prospect people in Jefferson send their children to private/parochial while on the Oldham side they go to public schools for the most part?
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Unread 07-24-2007, 07:14 PM
 
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If you have kids, schools should definately be an issue!! Also- go online to the Courier-Journal to read all about the Jefferson Public schools & how the desegregation & busing kids to different schools will not cease until 2009-2010! Not an issue in Oldham County & yes, great HS there too! Bottom line-where you live will determine where your kids will go to school TODAY!!! Be cautious....unless you want private school & con't mind driving miles to school!
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Unread 07-24-2007, 07:27 PM
 
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If you have kids, schools should definately be an issue!! Also- go online to the Courier-Journal to read all about the Jefferson Public schools & how the desegregation & busing kids to different schools will not cease until 2009-2010! Not an issue in Oldham County & yes, great HS there too! Bottom line-where you live will determine where your kids will go to school TODAY!!! Be cautious....unless you want private school & con't mind driving miles to school!
That's just the thing. Some people do not want their kids in Oldham County's 97% white schools. Schools are NOT an issue because Jefferson County's top schools ae better than anything in Oldham. It is also true that Jefferson's poorest and worst schools are very bad, much worse than Oldham's worst schools, but these schools CAN BE and ARE avoided. People act like kids from Lake Forest and Prospect are bused into Shawnee HS BUT....it just does not happen!
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Unread 03-18-2008, 04:14 AM
 
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I can assure you that schools are very important when making a decision about a house. It is true that there are some very fine schools in Jefferson County. However if you are talking about the magnet schools, there is an admittance process whereby most kids won't be chosen to attend these fine schools. Paying for a private school is not easy either and even then, that choice can be hit or miss.
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