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Old 03-31-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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I'll be moving to western Nebraska over the summer and I'm very excited! I've been trying to find information on the schools out there and I'm not having much luck. Can anyone tell me about the school systems in Morrill, Scottsbluff, Minatare, Gering, Terrytown? Which ones are better than the others as far as test scores and what not? Also any other information about the areas (anything at all! I'm moving from Michigan so this is going to be a BIG change and I'd love to know as much as I can before I get there.) What is great about the areas? What's not so great?
I'd appreciate the feedback!
Thank you!
Oriana
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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I don't think Terrytown has its own school system. They probably to go Gering.

I've heard lots of good about Gering over Scottsbluff, but that is pretty much just anecdotal commentary from people I know in that area.

Can't help with the other two.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:10 PM
 
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As far as the region in general, the "valley" area of the pandhandle there is pretty nice. Decent ameneties with a small town feel. You are in the high plains, so not a lot of trees. Really beautiful bluffs nearby. Lake Minatare is a nice lake for fishing and boating. Lots of hunting. Decent trails in the area. Good mid-size town shopping with several big boxes and many local businesses in the Scottsbluff and Gering downtowns.

There is a really new grocery store in Gering called Fresh Foods that is amazing! Great deli and a fresh, clean store with competitive prices and fresh meats and produce. Better than Walmart!
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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Thank you for replying!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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Default Morrill!!

Having been a Morrill graduate and recently moved back - I am biased! A common theory is that the smaller communities are geared toward "raising a family." I know every school system has their problems-Morrill and Mitchell have considered consolidating, but Morrill has had some "administrative" diffficulties which I understand are being rectified. I firmly believe in small schools offering a better learning environment; smaller teacher:student ratio. Morrill offers everything you need in a day's course of business-banks, insurance, tire companies, mechanics, restaurants, a lovely little grocery store, lumber yard, hair salons/day spa, babysitting, painters, antique store, church thrift store... there's not much that's not here! And Scottsbluff or Torrington are just 20 minutes away. Way more Bang for your Buck in real estate here - I probably saved $20K buying here on a 3bd/1.75ba with a double plus garage, all updated.
Therefore, I firmly endorse MORRILL!!
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