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Old 04-27-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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We are visiting Spokane. We will move to Spokane this July. I am posting this thread at Oakwood Quality Inn. After a two-day tour, we narrow our search for future home to 5 mile and the surrounding area and south hill. Please comment on these two neighborhood. We appreciate a comparison of Lewis Clark and Mead High. From SchoolDigger.com, it seems Mead High performed poorly in the state standard test, math in particular. Can anyone give an explanation? Any input is welcome.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:37 PM
 
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We are visiting Spokane. We will move to Spokane this July. I am posting this thread at Oakwood Quality Inn. After a two-day tour, we narrow our search for future home to 5 mile and the surrounding area and south hill. Please comment on these two neighborhood. We appreciate a comparison of Lewis Clark and Mead High. From SchoolDigger.com, it seems Mead High performed poorly in the state standard test, math in particular. Can anyone give an explanation? Any input is welcome.
You forgot to tell us which room you were in.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Nine Mile Falls/Spokane, WA
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You should go with the area that feels best to you -- Five Mile Prairie is open space, few trees, newer homes, somewhat of a cookie cutter look - depending on what part of Five Mile. South Hill is older homes with a mix of styles, lots of trees, hilly streets. Regarding the schools I'd visit both and see which seems like a better fit for your child/children. If your child is good in math, the overall math scores for the school shouldn't bother you. LC is a downtown HS with a broad mix of students from all walks of life. Mead is probably a little more of a stable student population but there are economic diversities in both schools. Most people feel that Mead is the only school district they'd put their kids in, but I really think there are good schools all over the Spokane area.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Carpinteria
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South Hill. Manito, High Drive area.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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Thanks for your input. could anyone tell which neighborhood is easier to drive around on a snowy day?
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Spokane, WA
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Thanks for your input. could anyone tell which neighborhood is easier to drive around on a snowy day?
I avoid South Hill and Five Mile Prairie when there is snow and ice. The South Hill seems pretty bad in the Winter based on all the news stories I have seen. There is nothing but houses up on the Five Mile Prairie so if you need groceries or anything else then you will have to go down the steep hill to get to those places. It is all about risk versus reward with those locations. You will have to decide if it is worth the risk.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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As you get out of the urban area, it can be quite windy as there's nothing to block the wind. 5 Mile area is one of those areas where the wind can howl while in the city there's a light breeze.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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I picked the South Hill and haven't regretted the choice. Winter and hills can be tough, but that is usually just one or two days out of the winter when it is truly bad and then it is usually only a few hours before it is cleared up and manageable. I would highly recommend a 4wd car. We have a subaru and it does great.

We have many friends whose kids are at Lewis and Clarke, and it is a fine school. Ferris is another option. A lot of the school has to do with the kid and how serious they take it and how well they fit in. We chose to enroll our child at Gonzaga Prep (not for religious or because we are rich, just wanted the best education) and she loves it and excels there. Honestly, it hurts the pocket book and driving back and forth is not always the funnest, but after two years I am completely sold that it is worth the pain.

Good luck!
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