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Old 05-17-2012, 04:52 AM
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Yes, while I agree that Bowie has nice parts, if the OP has kids, then she would likely want to stay away from PG (schools). That is just my opinion though.

I don't mean to douche on PG, as there are some really nice parts. Certain aspects are so much of a turn off to me personally (higher taxes, stupid laws, etc.) On the up side, Bowie and Upper Marlb are closer to 95 and it takes less time to get places.

pgtitans, I am in the large silver building.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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All the schools in the PG County are not horrible. Upper Marlboro does have some decent elementary schools. The elementary schools in Waldorf and Upper Marlboro are about the same test score wise. I've work with both schools districts. The better schools are in Bowie(Prince Geo.) and La Plata(Charles.). I would recommend Upper Marlboro is you want a short commute. I use to work in Suitland. I could get to work in about 20 min. when I lived in Upper Marlboro. Upper Marlboro especially off Route 301 is kind of rural. Waldorf has more shopping and place to eat. It just depends what you are looking for. Check out Clinton and Brandywine too. Also check out Crofton in Anne Arundel County if you don't mind a 30 min+ commute.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:41 AM
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Very true. The issues that I see is not really with elementary level, but with middle and high school. My wife is a Charles county teacher at one of their 'better' high schools, and from what I can tell the children are mostly entitled miscreants. They think that they are 'ghetto' because they 'are from PG' or that they live in 'the hood' when in reality mommy and daddy make double a teacher's salary (each) and they live in neighborhoods that even I cannot afford. I believe that problem to be regional though and not specific to certain counties.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:15 AM
 
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Very true. The issues that I see is not really with elementary level, but with middle and high school. My wife is a Charles county teacher at one of their 'better' high schools, and from what I can tell the children are mostly entitled miscreants. They think that they are 'ghetto' because they 'are from PG' or that they live in 'the hood' when in reality mommy and daddy make double a teacher's salary (each) and they live in neighborhoods that even I cannot afford. I believe that problem to be regional though and not specific to certain counties.
So true. So true. But I think Charles County is beginning to have the same issue. It's a cultural issue. These kids are not being disciplined and as you said they are spoiled. I definitely agree about PG's middle schools, only one made AYP last year (MLK Middle). If your kids are in elementary Bowie has the best elementary schoools but if not I would definitely recommend anyone looking there to consider private school.

BTW, I work in the huge funny looking building over there in the front of the complex
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