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Old 02-09-2007, 02:04 PM
 
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I'm moving to Florence within a month for a new job. I'm looking for information on what areas (surrounding cities or areas within Florence) are great areas to stay in as well as what are the top schools to consider sending my seven year old to. We are originally from Wisconsin and have been in Charlotte, NC since September. I'm looking for a diversely populated school that delivers a great education. Please Help! Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2007, 03:09 PM
 
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I'd live in an area that was zoned to West Florence High Schools.

Statistically speaking, there is an inverse relationship between "diverse" and "great education" in the high schools in Florence. Personally I'd choose which one was more important. Although, I suppose it depends on what kind of diversity you are talking about. What kind are you talking about?
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Old 02-09-2007, 03:34 PM
 
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I'd live in an area that was zoned to West Florence High Schools.

Statistically speaking, there is an inverse relationship between "diverse" and "great education" in the high schools in Florence. Personally I'd choose which one was more important. Although, I suppose it depends on what kind of diversity you are talking about. What kind are you talking about?
I only advised that I wanted the school racially mixed because that's the environment that he has been in for the 4 years that he's been attending school and I would like to keep some things consistent if I could. Thanks very much for your response.
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Old 02-09-2007, 04:35 PM
 
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As long as you send him to a public school, then that shouldn't be a problem. There may not be many hispanics, asians, etc., but there are fairly equal amounts of blacks and whites in the different public schools.

Wilson High has the most minorities (70% black, 26% white)
South Florence is in the middle (57% white, 41% black)
West Florence has the least minorities (60% white, 37% black)

W. Florence has the best test scores, but by the #'s, there isn't too much of a difference between the schools. Check out schoolmatters.com for more stats & things. Good luck.
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Aiken, SC
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. . . W. Florence has the best test scores, but by the #'s, there isn't too much of a difference between the schools. Check out schoolmatters.com for more stats & things. Good luck.
Best scores for the entire student body, yes, but Wilson offers the IB diploma. See www.ibo.org for more info. You can live anywhere in town and send your children to Williams and Wilson if they are IB students. Success in IB would be more likely to lead to acceptance at a top university.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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Those are high school that they are talking about but you have a seven year old, I recommend Carver Elementary or Briggs Elementary that good schools that are diverse.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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Hi. I am relocating to florence,sc. My husband's company has relocated him/us. We are moving from NC, and have found a house in "Tarlton Estates" neighborhood. Anyone know anything about thath area? We will have to reestablish all new, everything. I am kinda nervous about this, must admit. any details on the area would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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Tarleton Estate in Florence consists of ranch style homes probably built in the 1960's and 1970's. It seems to attract young, first time home buyers due to the attractive price range and older couples who have lived there for decades. I consider it to be a safe area.

It is located just off Second Loop Road, which is a major road connecting the south side of Florence to the west side and would get you to most of the shopping/dining areas in minutes. There is a Food Lion/Dollar General shopping plaza close by and a Piggly Wiggly just down Second Loop.
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:51 AM
 
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