U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Kentucky > Louisville area
 [Register]
Louisville area Jefferson County
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-07-2015, 09:53 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
9,583 posts, read 20,456,271 times
Reputation: 9077

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissingIndiana View Post
I disagree with the Oldham County and Floyd Central recommendations thrown out there by Peter. Floyd Central is a massive school system. The Sellersburg area and Silver Creek schools are also pretty popular and will be growing even more once the east end bridge gets done and gives that area easier access to the east end of Louisville.

Lanesville would be a better option to consider. It's a smaller community with smaller schools. Easy access to I-64 and probably 30-45 minutes commute depending on rush hour and where off the exits you would live/work. Your husband could easily go around 264 and avoid downtown.

Borden is slightly farther out and I feel the drug problem is a little worse out that way.
As you get out to Borden and beyond there have a lot more drug arrests, I'm not sure how much issue that causes in the schools. My wife and her family went to East Washington (Pekin) and really liked it. Totally different than my middle and high school experience in the massive Lexington KY schools (my HS had an enrollment of 2k). I had a great school experience when I lived in third world level poverty in rural KY and was amazed how bad Lexington schools were when I moved at age 11, especially since they rank well on test scores. If they would have just added a razor wire fence and watch tower it would have been a juvenile prison.

Anyways, I don't disagree that Lanesville would be the best option on the IN side as it's basically a small version of Floyd Central. Last year it actually ranked higher based on some school ranking websites. It's only 10 minutes further down I-64 anyways. KY side.. size wise you really have to be in Henry or Spencer Co to find a HS under 1k in enrollment.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-07-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: IL/IN/FL/CA/KY/FL
1,123 posts, read 797,799 times
Reputation: 1255
Quote:
Originally Posted by censusdata View Post
As you get out to Borden and beyond there have a lot more drug arrests, I'm not sure how much issue that causes in the schools. My wife and her family went to East Washington (Pekin) and really liked it. Totally different than my middle and high school experience in the massive Lexington KY schools (my HS had an enrollment of 2k). I had a great school experience when I lived in third world level poverty in rural KY and was amazed how bad Lexington schools were when I moved at age 11, especially since they rank well on test scores. If they would have just added a razor wire fence and watch tower it would have been a juvenile prison.

Anyways, I don't disagree that Lanesville would be the best option on the IN side as it's basically a small version of Floyd Central. Last year it actually ranked higher based on some school ranking websites. It's only 10 minutes further down I-64 anyways. KY side.. size wise you really have to be in Henry or Spencer Co to find a HS under 1k in enrollment.
I was thinking Simpsonville for the OP, but don't know as much about it these days, so I can't give a full recommendation without some backup.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-08-2015, 01:25 AM
 
6,295 posts, read 13,176,543 times
Reputation: 2789
Quote:
Originally Posted by ServoMiff View Post
I was thinking Simpsonville for the OP, but don't know as much about it these days, so I can't give a full recommendation without some backup.
Growing very rapidly, largely due to the new outlet mall.

Lanesville is in harrrison county and truly feels like an isolated small town. It is only 20 mins to downtown Louisville, though!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-08-2015, 05:14 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
9,583 posts, read 20,456,271 times
Reputation: 9077
Quote:
Originally Posted by ServoMiff View Post
I was thinking Simpsonville for the OP, but don't know as much about it these days, so I can't give a full recommendation without some backup.
In KY the deal isn't the size of the town but the small number of middle and high schools, even in more populated counties. Shelby Co did add a second high school (Martha Lane Collins) a few years back but total enrollment is still over 1k at both. Scott Co KY still only has one high school despite a county population nearing 50k and growing rapidly! Lanesville total enrollment is 345 at the high school and it ranks total 70 in the state of Indiana on every web site I've seen.

In general Indiana has several high schools at the county level, even in rural counties. KY is more into combining schools so many rural counties have only 1 high, 1 middle, and often just 2 elementary schools. If I still lived in Casey Co where I used to as a child I'd have a 17 mile bus ride not counting stops to pick other kids up.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Kentucky > Louisville area
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top