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Old 06-08-2010, 09:32 PM
 
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I know this topic is discussed over and over.. I have searched and searched and don't feel like I have any more information than when I started. I am just worried sick over this whole Jeff Co school issue and all that I hear. I want my kids to have the best start and a solid education and not be shuffled to a million schools in the course of a few years in elementary. We had initially planned to move to Oldham, simply for the schools, but have also heard Oldham is not all it's cracked up to be and the schools are overcrowded.

I am a true believer that a huge part of a kid's success comes from what the parents do with them at home. With that being said, is the required curriculum the same at each grade level in Jeff and Oldham (ie is the pace at Oldham faster---would a freshman at Oldham be taking the same classes as a Jr or Sr in Jeff Co?)

1. Is there anyone who actually has experience with JCPS schools and moved from Louisville to Oldham and hated it/thought it was best move ever?

2. Does anyone know for sure that once your child is accepted into a particular elem. school, that is the school they will remain in until they move to Middle school?

Our youngest will be in kindergarten next year and if we move to Oldham, would like to get settled before next summer.

Sorry to be so lengthy and full of questions. HELP!!!
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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I know this topic is discussed over and over.. I have searched and searched and don't feel like I have any more information than when I started. I am just worried sick over this whole Jeff Co school issue and all that I hear. I want my kids to have the best start and a solid education and not be shuffled to a million schools in the course of a few years in elementary. We had initially planned to move to Oldham, simply for the schools, but have also heard Oldham is not all it's cracked up to be and the schools are overcrowded. With the completion of Kenwood Station, Locust Grove, Harmony, & a rebuild of Crestwood Elementary's the elementary populations are balanced. The slow down in new home starts allowed the schools to catch-up. There was only one year (2005-06) that allowed the "overcrowded" term to be closed in on.

I am a true believer that a huge part of a kid's success comes from what the parents do with them at home. With that being said, is the required curriculum the same at each grade level in Jeff and Oldham (ie is the pace at Oldham faster---would a freshman at Oldham be taking the same classes as a Jr or Sr in Jeff Co?)Yes. Typically OC is very well represented on the National Merit Scholarship awards list.


1. Is there anyone who actually has experience with JCPS schools and moved from Louisville to Oldham and hated it/thought it was best move ever? I had a child in JCPS advanced/magnet. I had two step-sons in a catholic high school, and I had a step-daughter at Oldham County Middle & High. I have recommended many times that my experience has taught me that in Jefferson County my children would go parochial/private while if living in Oldham, they would not.

2. Does anyone know for sure that once your child is accepted into a particular elem. school, that is the school they will remain in until they move to Middle school? Only in OC can that be a pretty certain situation, and your child will go to a local school rather than being bussed across the county.

Our youngest will be in kindergarten next year and if we move to Oldham, would like to get settled before next summer. Easily done

Sorry to be so lengthy and full of questions. HELP!!!

Your questions are earnest. Your children will have one time to grow up right. OC/JCPS are both staffed by high quality teachers & administrators. So are the parochial high schools & most elementaries, it's the lack of political unity that separates the quality of schools.
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