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Old 10-19-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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If you visit some of the select schools in either South Forsyth or North Fulton, you should have most of your concerns addressed for your particular child.

I don't know about the future of these schools, my guess is at least 5 years there should not be much change, but no crystal ball here either. I think both counties have strengths and weaknesses.

I would not count on government funded Pre-K anywhere in public schools as it keeps getting cut due to budget constraints and the bad economy overall. You can find it in some schools and day cares in those areas, but keep in mind there are often waiting lists, so I would dismiss lottery-funded Pre-K.

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Old 10-20-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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Thanks mrpanda, Thats a great link. Do you have a similar link for S.Forsyth?
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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Btw, which of the schools in North Fulton (Johns Creek area) and S. Forsyth have govt. funded Pre-K?
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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Btw, which of the schools in North Fulton (Johns Creek area) and S. Forsyth have govt. funded Pre-K?
In most cases, the schools don't do the state-funded pre-K- it's run by outside preschools like Kid Connection, Discovery Point, etc.
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, Georgia
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Ericsonga,
I hope you don't think that i am some kind of school snob, because i am not. Schools are probably in the top 5 things i look at when considering a RE investment deal or purchasing a home to live in. The fact is that schools are what drives real estate prices in Atlanta. Case in point.. a SFR about in the Peachtree ridge school cluster has fallen anywhere from 30 - 40% from the peak whereas a home purchased in the northview schools cluster has only fallen 15%. The inventory is also much tighter in Northview than it is with PTreeRidge.

I agree with you that your kids have a better chance in getting into Harvard, Stanford, Ivy, etc by being the valedictorian at a school like Peachtree Ridge HS than being in the top 30% at Northview HS competing with all the smart KorChindians who have perfect SAT scores. I also think a lot of it has to do with the type parents you have.

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*yawn*

I'm still of the mind that if your kid is smart then he/she will do well in most environments. However, I have no kids, so what do I know? My cats seem smart and yet they didn't go to school in North Fulton/South Forsyth.
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, Georgia
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Jack, i don't know of a website specializing in S. Forsyth. Perhaps it is because the area is not an incorporated city.

I don't see any difference between the quality of schools between North Fulton and S. Forsyth. The only major difference i see is that the North Fulton Schools are much more ethnically diverse than the S. Forsyth schools. It just depends on what you want. In terms of academics, you can't go wrong in either places.

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Thanks mrpanda, Thats a great link. Do you have a similar link for S.Forsyth?
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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Thanks all for the response. Are there any govt funded Pre-K in the NorthFulton (Johns Creek area) and in the S.Forsyth schools? Please let me know if there are any.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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Thanks all for the response. Are there any govt funded Pre-K in the NorthFulton (Johns Creek area) and in the S.Forsyth schools? Please let me know if there are any.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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Thanks all for the response. Are there any govt funded Pre-K in the NorthFulton (Johns Creek area) and in the S.Forsyth schools? Please let me know if there are any.
Some of the schols will have 20 or 40 slots for GA Pre-K. It will probably be by lottery (or first come first served?). Not everyone living in that school zone will automatically get into that school's Pre-K. This is based on what I found out 3-4 years back. These numbers could change every year.

Just get the list of schools from fulton schools website, and call tehm.

IMO, there is no need to look into GA Pre-K in the elem school, as it is probably just based on luck. And there are several daycare centers in the area that offer this. I dont think Pre-K should be some kind of differentiator??
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