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Old 05-27-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Buckhead
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^^^^Id also recommend lassiter and sprayberry, all of which have great program and extra-curricular activites. Lassiter has an OUTSTANDING band program that is internationally recognized and always places first in any competition theyre in. (Directed by a FAMU alumnus, of course!)

But, since youre lookin in Roswell, I dont think you would be in the feeder zone for Lassiter or Sprayberry.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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^^^^Id also recommend lassiter and sprayberry, all of which have great program and extra-curricular activites. Lassiter has an OUTSTANDING band program that is internationally recognized and always places first in any competition theyre in. (Directed by a FAMU alumnus, of course!)

But, since youre lookin in Roswell, I dont think you would be in the feeder zone for Lassiter or Sprayberry.

Parts of unincorporated Roswell, however, do fall into parts of East Cobb. The "unincorporated Roswell parts of East Cobb" are zoned for Lassiter or Pope.
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:51 PM
 
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Our son started at Roswell High School last month and we have been very happy with the teachers, curriculum and friendliness of the student's. This school is much more diverse than the school he transfered from.
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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Our son started at Roswell High School last month and we have been very happy with the teachers, curriculum and friendliness of the student's. This school is much more diverse than the school he transfered from.
That's what I love about Roswell and Centennial--fairly diverse, and such great, high-performing schools.


Y'all made a great location choice, roxyn.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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School quality is in direct relation to the quality of the families that live near it and the students that attend it. Despite what the politicians say, it is neither the teachers nor the funding that determine if a school is "good" or is it is "bad". Therefore if you move into a good part of town, generally the school will be a good school with involved parents. It does not matter whether it is in Fulton, Cobb or anywhere else. If you move into an area that has a high population of ghettoites and rednecks the schools will reflect that fact and they will be bad no matter how much money is spent on them or how good the teachers are. The students' parents do not value education nor do the students. No politician will ever say these things because they don't want to be called "racist" or elitist. I will say them because they are true. And it is not due to race. McEachern where my daughter went has many black students and high parental involvement and is a good school. But the blacks there are not ghetto blacks.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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School quality is in direct relation to the quality of the families that live near it and the students that attend it. Despite what the politicians say, it is neither the teachers nor the funding that determine if a school is "good" or is it is "bad". Therefore if you move into a good part of town, generally the school will be a good school with involved parents. It does not matter whether it is in Fulton, Cobb or anywhere else. If you move into an area that has a high population of ghettoites and rednecks the schools will reflect that fact and they will be bad no matter how much money is spent on them or how good the teachers are. The students' parents do not value education nor do the students. No politician will ever say these things because they don't want to be called "racist" or elitist. I will say them because they are true. And it is not due to race. McEachern where my daughter went has many black students and high parental involvement and is a good school. But the blacks there are not ghetto blacks.
Agree 100%. Good post.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:26 PM
 
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^^^^Id also recommend lassiter and sprayberry, all of which have great program and extra-curricular activites. Lassiter has an OUTSTANDING band program that is internationally recognized and always places first in any competition theyre in. (Directed by a FAMU alumnus, of course!)

But, since youre lookin in Roswell, I dont think you would be in the feeder zone for Lassiter or Sprayberry.
I grew up in the corridor that the OP is likely looking at, and I went to Lassiter. Some of my classmates technically had Roswell addresses (this was particularly true at my elementary school), and I didn't live far from Roswell High School. There's a good bit of Roswell overlap in the Lassiter school district. In fact, I'd venture a guess that Lassiter is the only Cobb County high school that has students with Roswell addresses, although I don't know that for a fact. Sprayberry is further west and you are correct that there would be no overlap.

I had a cousin that went to Sprayberry during the same years that I went to Lassiter (2000-2004) and, well, let's just say that his parents schemed for four full years about how to get him in to the Lassiter district. It's not a terrible school, but it's not as highly rated as Lassiter, Walton or Pope. I've also known dozens of people from college that went to Roswell and Centennial, and both are fine schools as well.

OP, you'd be in really good shape (school-wise) anywhere in that area along the Cobb/Fulton County line where Roswell spills over into extreme Northeast Cobb.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:49 PM
 
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Here's a Real Estate site with a school poll going on.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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I grew up in the corridor that the OP is likely looking at, and I went to Lassiter. Some of my classmates technically had Roswell addresses (this was particularly true at my elementary school), and I didn't live far from Roswell High School. There's a good bit of Roswell overlap in the Lassiter school district. In fact, I'd venture a guess that Lassiter is the only Cobb County high school that has students with Roswell addresses, although I don't know that for a fact. Sprayberry is further west and you are correct that there would be no overlap.

I had a cousin that went to Sprayberry during the same years that I went to Lassiter (2000-2004) and, well, let's just say that his parents schemed for four full years about how to get him in to the Lassiter district. It's not a terrible school, but it's not as highly rated as Lassiter, Walton or Pope. I've also known dozens of people from college that went to Roswell and Centennial, and both are fine schools as well.

OP, you'd be in really good shape (school-wise) anywhere in that area along the Cobb/Fulton County line where Roswell spills over into extreme Northeast Cobb.
The "unincorporated Roswell in East Cobb" area also falls into the Pope district.


And Sprayberry is a great high school--nothing even close to "terrible." One of East Cobb's secrets (good school, without the hyper-pricing/hyper-interest of areas further east).
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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The "unincorporated Roswell in East Cobb" area also falls into the Pope district.


And Sprayberry is a great high school--nothing even close to "terrible." One of East Cobb's secrets (good school, without the hyper-pricing/hyper-interest of areas further east).
Now that you mention it, that makes sense about Pope. I actually lived closer to Pope than to Lassiter, we were on the edge of the district.

My impression of Sprayberry comes mostly from my cousin's family, and they all hated it. That could have been a function of their personalities, but I've also encountered oddly few Sprayberry grads since I graduated from high school and I don't know why that is. I don't doubt that a perfectly wonderful education can be had there, but it wouldn't be my first choice if the OP can afford the area in general and has the opportunity to be picky.
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