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Old 10-28-2007, 07:35 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I've noticed that it seems the Atlanta thread gets much more "where are the neighborhoods with good schools" type of questions than many if not most other city threads. At times it seems like 40% of the inquiries are along the lines of, "I'm moving to Atlanta - where are the best neighborhoods and schools at?".

Perhaps those who are more web savy could compile a list of sites that rate the schools throughout the metro area, give test scores, and even show incidences of violence, as well as all the pluses. We could then compose a thread and just keep it at the top of the board titled, "Good schools thread - READ THIS FIRST". It would eliminate or reduce the repeats, and give folks a one-stop message with all the links they would need to get vital info.

Just an idea.
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Port Wentworth (North)
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More than 250 schools are receiving state awards for student achievement and academic improvement, Governor Sonny Perdue and State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced today.

Schools from all across the state were given the awards based on 2006-2007 performance on state curriculum assessments, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) or Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT).

Georgia Department of Education - Communications (http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_communications.aspx?ViewMode=1&obj=1473 - broken link)

List of Schools:
http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/DMGetDocument.aspx/SSAS%202007_Highest_Performance_Winners.pdf?p=6CC6 799F8C1371F660F7C534C08780960C4B6B35DC85583771804B 748008091B&Type=D (broken link)

http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/DMGetDocument.aspx/SSAS%202007_Greatest_Gain_Winners.pdf?p=6CC6799F8C 1371F67C2553A6AA70D252962ABE9A2C968B2EFFAFA3AAAD1A D229&Type=D (broken link)
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:22 AM
 
Location: ga
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Schooldigger.com is also very good site.

From ajc web site SAT score
Statewide SAT (http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/2007/08/28/sat_0828.html - broken link)

CRCT scores
2007 CRCT results by school | ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/crct2007schools.html - broken link)

AYP status
Core metro schools with AYP problems | ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/2007/07/06/0706aypchart.html - broken link)

Report card for 2006, Make sure to check exceed CRCT score, not meet CRCT only since GA CRCT is way too low.

Office of Student Achievement 2005-2006 Reports

Also, ajc school blogger is good source

Get Schooled | ajc.com

Lists of charter schools

Charter School Websites: Georgia (http://www.edreform.com/charter_schools/websites/georgia.html - broken link)

Last edited by jxu66; 10-30-2007 at 01:51 PM..
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:36 AM
 
Location: ga
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http://irhst40.irp.uga.edu/html/eFac.../S03Admiss.pdf (broken link)

For Atlanta metro high schools

Walton 79
Brookwood 76
Pope 73
Milton 68
South Forsyth 68
Collins Hill 64
Lassiter 64
Northview 62
Chattoohoochee 59
Parkview 55
Roswell 53
Duluth 47
North Springs 47
Centennial 47
Harrison 45
Kennesaw Mountain 45
Peachtree Ridge 45
Marist 43
Wheeler 40

Georgia Institute of Technology :: FACT BOOK or Tech web site

Northview High School Duluth 51
Chattahoochee High School Alpharetta 42
Brookwood High School Snellville 41
Starr's Mill High School Fayetteville 41
George Walton Comprehensive HS Marietta 39
Roswell High School Roswell 34
Collins Hill High School Suwanee 34
Alan C Pope High School Marietta 32
Parkview High School Lilburn 31
Kennesaw Mountain High School Kennesaw 31
Duluth High School Duluth 30
Lakeside High School-Atlanta Atlanta 30
Chamblee High School Chamblee 28
Milton High School Alpharetta 27
Norcross High School Norcross 26
North Gwinnett High School Suwanee 26
South Forsyth High School Cumming 26
Centennial High School Roswell 25
Harrison High School Kennesaw 25
Wheeler High School Marietta 24
Lassiter High School Marietta 22
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Atlanta/DC
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The Governor's Office of Student Achievement : Governor's Office of Student Achievement (updated with last year's test scores)

Georgia Public Policy Foundation--2007 Georgia Report Card for Parents (http://www.gppf.org/default.asp?pt=doc&doc=reportcard - broken link)

School Matters..school data compiled by Standard & Poor (http://www.schoolmatters.com/ - broken link)

GreatSchools.net : Great Schools (this is good for viewing parent comments on schools)
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:48 PM
 
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Sounds like a great idea. This would make it more easier for people to get answers to some of their most important questions.
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Old 11-01-2007, 06:03 PM
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What a neat coincidence...I'm a San Antonio CD regular, but jumped over here because I'm thinking of moving. And yes, my first question is "where are the good schools?"
I'll browse the links below, then come back with some really hard questions!

Is there any interest in a similar thread for places to live? Maybe "family neighborhood" or "urban downtown" or "too pricey for my blood" or "not quite the stix, but you can't see your neighbor"?
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This helped me out quite a bit. I am a teacher trying to move to ATL. Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Greg, this was a great idea.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:19 AM
 
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Default Greatschool.net

Don't forget

GreatSchools.net

It also gives parent reviews.
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