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Old 10-09-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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OP I think you should look around North Chapel Hill at neighborhoods off Weaver Dairy and Homestead. Wexford, Lank Hogan, Cates Farm come to mind.
Perhaps Northwoods as well.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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Old Carrboro High? What would that be?
I'm sorry - you're right, there is no old Carrboro High. What I meant is I've heard that being zoned into Carrboro High is now reportedly preferable to being zoned into the previous Carrboro high school (which is Chapel Hill high, now the oldest of the 3 HS's). This is second hand information being related to me by RE agents, and it may just reflect the age of facilities. I can't speak to quality of the school, etc. as kids are a few years away from HS.

I would be interested in informed opinions about the validity of this claim - what do local experts say?
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill
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I'd say drive around and visit, one or two of them with resonate with you and your family. I live in an older neighborhood, have almost an acre within the city limits, access to a neighborhood lake, great neighborhood gatherings. I love it, and my kid is at East Chapel Hill High, it's competitive, but she's holding her own. I have friends in the newer communities, and they love that lifestyle, there's a gut instinct you shouldn't underestimate, if you believe you'll be happy somewhere, you'll try to be. Good luck.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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I'm guessing you asked about Ironwood because you've seen a house you liked there. It's a very nice neighborhood and I wouldn't hesitate to check it out.

Carrboro High is a great new bldg. Their scores are not quite as high as Chapel Hill High or East but still well above state average. It wouldn't bother me at all for my kids to go to any of the CHCCS high schools.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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What I meant is I've heard that being zoned into Carrboro High is now reportedly preferable to being zoned into the previous Carrboro high school (which is Chapel Hill high, now the oldest of the 3 HS's).
I think you're right - at least for the traditional Carrboro types. Carrboro High reflects that community/culture better than the other two high schools. I think all three high schools are excellent - the differences reflect the different pools of students they each pull from as much as anything.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:38 PM
 
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