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Old 03-06-2007, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Ridgeland, MS
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We are looking to relocate from a small town in Indiana to Tupelo area, we are looking for a small, clean town with good schools. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:45 AM
 
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OVerall we are. But there are areas where test scores are high, like Desoto County, Cleveland Schools, Kosciusko. We are poverty stricken with a high unemployment rate. One of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the nation. My school is 100% free lunch! We are meeting them where they are unfortunately that is not a good place
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:56 AM
 
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Tupelo is good. Alot of people like North Pontotoc. Has good public schools too
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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I live in Newton County and the schools here are really nice. The teachers are wonderful and so is the curriculum. The teachers don't hesitate if they have any concerns. They also keep parents in the loop about what is going on with their child. I'm not trying to badmouth any other school systems or anything. I don't really know that much about the other school systems in this area. I feel as though my kids get a top notch education at NC.
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:18 PM
 
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We are looking to relocate from a small town in Indiana to Tupelo area, we are looking for a small, clean town with good schools. Any suggestions?
It depends on how large of a town you want to live in. I live in a very small town but I love it. But we are not isolated by any means. We live about 20 min from a town of about 38,000.
I can't speak for the other schools in this are, but my kids go to Newton County and it's a nice public school. Here's the website, if you're interested
http://www.newton.k12.ms.us/

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Old 03-28-2007, 11:22 PM
 
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We are looking to relocate from a small town in Indiana to Tupelo area, we are looking for a small, clean town with good schools. Any suggestions?

Depends on how close to Tupelo you need to be, Mart. While researching for my school district's 5 year action plan, I found that the Oxford public schools have a level 5 rating - the highest given in the state. Oxford is about an hour out of Tupelo, and home to the University of Mississippi, of which I am a proud alumna. You can check standard school rankings at this site for free, and detailed reports are on a cost basis, but the page has a link to the MS Department of Education, for more information on surrounding area schools.

http://www.psk12.com/rating/USindexphp/STATE_MS.html

Good luck in your move!
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:03 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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The Schools my kids are in here are ranked 4 and 5.. the ranked 4 one is about a 5 now. Thanks to the Casinos, the schools get funded well, and they have great teachers and programs in these schools. I am not one to join a PTA, but here, I am very involved.. it makes a difference when you have good people teaching your kids. Im in Gulfport by the way.. and I am very pleased with the schools here.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: hampton va
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I graduated from North Pontotoc High School back in 2004. I have been in the Air Force for 5 years now. North Pontotoc was a decent school as long as you have a lil money. If your less than middle class financially, people tend to treat badly. I guess that could be everywhere, but North Pontotoc is a relatively small school, so its a lot more political than bigger schools. Good luck...
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Central Mississippi
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A part of the problem is that they have too many school districts and too many administrators who make a lot of money (compared to the teachers). Some of the money could be better spent on more good teachers. Parents need to get more involved in the schools too.
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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Newsweek magazine has named Murrah High School, located in Jackson, to its 2009 America's Top Public High Schools list. The schools are ranked on the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students in a school in 2008 divided by the number of graduating seniors. The schools represent the top 6 percent of all public high schools ranked in this way. Only two schools from Mississippi earned rankings on the 2009 Newsweek list: Murrah High School at 1058 and Oxford High School at 1269. This is the fourth year in a row that Murrah has made Newsweek's list.
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