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Old 01-17-2007, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Dunn,NC
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I tried really hard to ignore the insinuations of your original post. I don't know why, but I definitely find this offensive. Maybe I'm too sensitive, but I wouldn't just assume that NY schools are better than SC schools. Even if I felt that way (which I don't), I definitely wouldn't go around blabbing that.
anon,

Point well taken I publically admit that was the wrong set of words to use to express a point.

Now with that my kid is learning 5 new words a week and doing fractions, simple science, arts, music and reading level 1 and 2 books. Where can I find a public school in SC that will provide a similar enviorment.
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Dunn,NC
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I've got to agree -- I share Anon's sensitivity. Orion, if your kids are good students, then they'll do well in SC schools and be accepted into quality colleges. I attended an SC public school and was admitted to Duke with above-average but not top of the class grades. And despite what you hear, high school is more challenging now for the top kids.

I'm not suggesting that you shouldn't investigate schools -- we all know that there are great inequities in the system. But your children can succeed while you pick peaches in McBee.
Wsaiken,

See above about saying I am sorry. That was out of line. So again let me rephase my statement. I want to give my kid the best education I can, where is the most likely area in my stated parameters that I am going find it?

For the record, I have yet to see peach trees in McBee, is thier peach tree farms around (I like peaches). Also for the record my career field and what I am doing in McBee is Software Development.
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:57 PM
 
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I am southern born and southern bred, a 10 generation South Carolinian who is married to a pure Yankee mayflower.

It works and we appreciate the New England rockies fields, boiled suppers, Robert Frost, hiking and contra dances and true Republicanism from up there as much as we love pluff mudd, lowcountry boils, shrimp and grits, hunting quail and fishing for reds and flounder, Red State politics and downhome southern gentility.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:25 PM
 
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it's ok, I understood what you were getting at.

unfortunately, I'm not very familiar with public elementary and middle schools; perhaps someone else could give info on that. But if it's any help, your best High School options would be:
-West Florence H.S.
-Spring Valley H.S. (N.E. Columbia)
-Fort Mill H.S.
-Lugoff-Elgin H.S.

I don't know for a fact, but I imagine that the corresponding middle & elementary schools in these neighborhoods would be equally as good as the high schools. If you want to do some research, you could check out http://www.schoolmatters.com/

Based on distance to McBee, Lugoff would probably be your best bet.
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Aiken, SC
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For the record, I have yet to see peach trees in McBee, is thier peach tree farms around (I like peaches). Also for the record my career field and what I am doing in McBee is Software Development.
I was just kidding you about picking peaches. I joke around here sometimes, but I never intend to be mean or insulting.

They used to grow peaches in McBee. Does anyone in the forum know if they do still?
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Aiken, SC
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your best High School options would be:
-West Florence H.S.
-Spring Valley H.S. (N.E. Columbia)
-Fort Mill H.S.
-Lugoff-Elgin H.S.
I'm a former West Florence Knight! Yeh! If Florence were the direction you chose to head, I'd consider Wilson, too. They offer the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs.
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Dunn,NC
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I am southern born and southern bred, a 10 generation South Carolinian who is married to a pure Yankee mayflower.

It works and we appreciate the New England rockies fields, boiled suppers, Robert Frost, hiking and contra dances and true Republicanism from up there as much as we love pluff mudd, lowcountry boils, shrimp and grits, hunting quail and fishing for reds and flounder, Red State politics and downhome southern gentility.
Well I am a little of both, part of my lineage came across the Mayflower, part from the Tater famine days of Ireland and the last part was already here (ie Cheekoee). My wife's lineage is part from Italy via Ellis Island and the other part came thur the same place after being kicked out of almost every country in Eurpoe..

So yea my kid is a mutt
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Dunn,NC
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it's ok, I understood what you were getting at.

unfortunately, I'm not very familiar with public elementary and middle schools; perhaps someone else could give info on that. But if it's any help, your best High School options would be:
-West Florence H.S.
-Spring Valley H.S. (N.E. Columbia)
-Fort Mill H.S.
-Lugoff-Elgin H.S.

I don't know for a fact, but I imagine that the corresponding middle & elementary schools in these neighborhoods would be equally as good as the high schools. If you want to do some research, you could check out http://www.schoolmatters.com/

Based on distance to McBee, Lugoff would probably be your best bet.
anon,

Thanks for understanding and the link. I am going to take a look at Florence but its looking more and more like the NE Columbia area, Blyteville (sic) back to I20 is where I am going to end up..
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Dunn,NC
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I was just kidding you about picking peaches. I joke around here sometimes, but I never intend to be mean or insulting.

They used to grow peaches in McBee. Does anyone in the forum know if they do still?
Wsaiken,

No problem, but I am as interested as you since it looks like I will be in the area everyday and fresh peaches would be nice addition to the diet.
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Dunn,NC
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Cool another question to add

I also need a local bank or credit union (prefer credit union) that will not screw me (well not to much) that I can find a branch in the areas I have been talking about.

TIA
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