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Old 06-19-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Congrats, sounds like you've found a place that fits for you. I've heard some good things about South Riding.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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WHO steered you to Sterling? If you want the REAL Loudoun County school system then you need to look at South Riding, Ashburn, Brambelton.
Like I said, on our initial house hunting trip we were seriously running out of time and had to pull the trigger on a place quick.

It's not easy to shop for a new hood when you live 3000 miles away and you basically have about a week to do it.

You can do all the research and home viewing you want on-line, but before you actually get out here and start looking around you're not going to be able to get a feel for what you're really going to like. And then there is the added challenge that you can only put a deposit down on 1 place at a time. It's not like you can slap down a deposit on 4 different potentials you like and see which one approves 1st.
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:23 AM
 
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Some of the elementary schools in South Riding have higher percentages of Asian students than the percentage of Hispanic students at Sterling ES. Do they speak better English than the Hispanic students at Sterling? Anyway, that school environment might remind you of SoCal as well.
Apparently, they do. The numbers of English Language Learners (ELL) at the elementary schools in South Riding are between 2 and 7% while that number is 32% at Sterling.

Likewise, economically disadvantaged students make up between 2 and 9% of the population at the elementary schools in South Riding while they are 37% of the students at Sterling.

It's not even close to an apples to apples comparison and almost certainly makes for a very different school environment, as the OP has realized.
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:36 AM
 
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I didn't make a comparsion; I asked a question. The OP suggested he was looking for a different school environment than he'd find in California and it wasn't clear to me that South Riding is too different from a lot of places in California.

Sounds like he's now had time to do more research and is happy where he's landed.
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