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Old 12-03-2007, 11:27 AM
 
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Hi,

I live in Vermont with my husband and three small children. We are considering moving to Kentucky because we have been to Independence KY near cinci. and thought KY was beautiful. We need to escape the cold and snow. We are looking for a four bedroom/ 2 bath newer home on at least .50 an acre for under 200,000. My brother in law works near Louisville and suggested Georgetown. What do you think? We are looking for the best schools in the area also. Also I am a elem. school teacher and my husband is an HVAC (heating, ventilation and AC) technician, how is the job market in that area?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:25 PM
 
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Georgetown and Scott County schools are not particularly the best schools around. You might look into Jessamine, Franklin, or Boyle County if you want to be near Lexington, but not actually IN Lexington. All of those towns (Frankfort, Georgetown, and Danville) are around 20- 30,000 people. What else are you looking for?
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Old 12-03-2007, 03:07 PM
 
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Sorry, but I respectfully disagree. Scott County tends to score higher than any of the other school districts that you mentioned, especially in regards to elementary school, and one of its elementary schools (Anne Mason) tends to be toward the top of the state. Scott County schools are usually well-funded and teachers are paid higher salaries than most surrounding districts. In fact, there have been some elementary school teaching positions that have had over 100 applicants, many from surrounding counties.

Scale: Academic index

Scott: Elementary School
Reading 99 (2007)
The state average for Reading was 96 in 2007.

Social Studies 94 (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 89 in 2007.

Science 105 (2007)
The state average for Science was 96 in 2007.

Writing 92 (2007)
The state average for Writing was 88 in 2007.

Math 100 (2007)
The state average for Math was 90 in 2007.

Arts & Humanities 97 (2007)
The state average for Arts & Humanities was 84 in 2007.

Practical Living/Vocational Studies 93 (2007)
The state average for Practical Living/Vocational Studies was 87 in 2007.

Franklin: Elementary School

Reading 94 (2007)
The state average for Reading was 96 in 2007.

Social Studies 78 (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 89 in 2007.

Science 94 (2007)
The state average for Science was 96 in 2007.

Writing 82 (2007)
The state average for Writing was 88 in 2007.

Math 85 (2007)
The state average for Math was 90 in 2007.

Arts & Humanities 80 (2007)
The state average for Arts & Humanities was 84 in 2007.

Practical Living/Vocational Studies 88 (2007)
The state average for Practical Living/Vocational Studies was 87 in 2007.

Jessamine: Elementary School

Reading 95 (2007)
The state average for Reading was 96 in 2007.

Social Studies 84 (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 89 in 2007.

Science 92 (2007)
The state average for Science was 96 in 2007.

Writing 87 (2007)
The state average for Writing was 88 in 2007.

Math 88 (2007)
The state average for Math was 90 in 2007.

Arts & Humanities 79 (2007)
The state average for Arts & Humanities was 84 in 2007.

Practical Living/Vocational Studies 86 (2007)
The state average for Practical Living/Vocational Studies was 87 in 2007.
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:01 PM
 
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Thanks for the scores. Those seem pretty good. Do you have any idea how involved the towns people are in that area as far as a PTA/PTO? What types of sports programs and other extracurriculars are standard in KY, I'm assuming hockey is not one of them as it is here in Vermont. Is Georgetown area pretty safe?
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