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Old 08-02-2006, 11:50 AM
 
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We are possibly relocating to Newton County (Decatur area). I have never lived outside of the close cities of Jackson, MS all my life and we are currently residing in Brandon.

I have heard Newton schools are great and comparable to Brandon's school but what else do I need to know?

We are looking for a house also. Any help would be appreciated.

Kristie
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Old 08-04-2006, 07:35 AM
 
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Ok, interviews are looking well and we look like the move will happen. Our kids would go to Newton Schools but we just need to live near them, it doesn't have to be Decatur. I understand their are many surrounding cities there.

Any suggestions or knowledge about the area would be helpful!

Thanks!
Kristie
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:46 PM
 
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Union is a great little town on the North side of Newton County. It has about 2,000 people. A great community.
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Old 12-17-2006, 02:24 PM
 
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The Union school district should not be overlooked as it routinely scores highest in MS. We live west of Union in the country on 40 acres and would not trade it for anything. FYI (if you care) Newton is a dry county
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:36 PM
 
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why does union school district score highest?
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:13 AM
 
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why does union school district score highest?
I taught there for 4 years, so I think I can answer this question. Many of the teachers are from there, so they have a vested interest in the school. There is good community support. The teachers expect a lot from the students and push the student to achieve. Even though it is a small school, it has lots to offer, with a variety of sports teams, successful band and choir programs, upper level classes, etc. Understand that scoring highest means it scores the highest accrediation level in MS. There are 5 levels of accreditation, with 5 being the highest. Union scored a level 5 three of the last 4 years, just missing level 5 by about 5 points this past year. It was a level 4 the year before this current streak started.
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