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Old 04-06-2011, 10:52 PM
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We are relocating to NoVa, would prefer to stay close to Alexandria (commute to AFB), and yet would like to provide our children (kindergarten) with the best educational opportunity with public school/charter school options. I would love to hear any insight (alexandria vs fairfax county, etc) on the surrounding areas, what schools have the best programs to offer, to include extra-cirricular options. Any information will be beneficial in helping us to make our decision, thanks in advance!
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:00 AM
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Honestly, if you do a search you should find many threads discussing the schools here - particularly Alexandria City and the area around Alexandria in Fairfax County. In general, Alexandria City schools are not known as being particularly good. People move there in spite of the schools not because of them. The area around Alexandria that is in Fairfax County are better. Some of their elementary schools perform quite well; others do not. The high schools in that area are among the lowest ranked schools in Fairfax County based on test scores. Doesn't mean one cannot do well there but if you are looking for "the best" schools in the area, then Alexandria (City or Fairfax County) is not it.
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