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Old 04-12-2012, 12:13 AM
 
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Default Moving to area..what are the best public schools?

We will be moving to SLC area this summer with four kids in tow..elementary & middle school ages with a soon to be high schooler. My husband will be working in West Jordan so we're leaning towards the south end of the valley..Riverton..Herriman..draper. I also really like cottonwood/ milcreek areas because of the older homes/large yards/established neighborhoods.. but would the commute be bad? Which of these areas have better public schools..or can you suggest other areas. Also..any suggestions for affordable competitive soccer clubs/leagues? Thank You! I really appreciate any advice! We plan to rent initially but if it looks like we'll be staying for a few years we'd buy eventually so we'd like to find the right area from the get go so kids wouldn't have to change schools later on.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:14 AM
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We will be moving to SLC area this summer with four kids in tow..elementary & middle school ages with a soon to be high schooler. My husband will be working in West Jordan so we're leaning towards the south end of the valley..Riverton..Herriman..draper. I also really like cottonwood/ milcreek areas because of the older homes/large yards/established neighborhoods.. but would the commute be bad? Which of these areas have better public schools..or can you suggest other areas. Also..any suggestions for affordable competitive soccer clubs/leagues? Thank You! I really appreciate any advice! We plan to rent initially but if it looks like we'll be staying for a few years we'd buy eventually so we'd like to find the right area from the get go so kids wouldn't have to change schools later on.
I live in Cottonwood Heights and have done for 30 years. Getting from where I live to West Jordan would be about a 30-minute commute, just slightly longer than it would take from me to drive into downtown Salt Lake. That's one thing I like (among many) about Cottonwood Heights. It's probably about the most centrally located of any of the metropolitan Salt Lake areas.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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You can check out schools on www.GreatSchools.net (http://www.GreatSchools.net - broken link), to comapre schools within the state against each other. You cannot compare across state lines. You can check your kids' current schools to see how accurate you think it is.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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Forget the public schools... try for the Charter schools. They are free and have a higher educational standard. You just have to put your kids on the list and pray they get in.

Here's the Charter schools site:


USOE - Charter Schools - Charter Schools Home

School directory:

USOE - Charter Schools - School Directory
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