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Old 01-15-2010, 06:41 AM
 
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Yep, Buckhead Elementaries are awesome (Smith, Jackson, Morris Brandon, Rivers). Sutton (the middle school) is also coming along quite nicely. North Atlanta High is probably improving too, but I haven't heard much about it either way. Buckhead is super pricey though... but in this real estate market... who knows?
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:43 AM
 
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I just messaged you about the North Druid Hills area.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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Are you looking for schools that are good all the way through, from elem to high? Cause unless you want your kids going to a school with metal detectors like they have at North Atlanta, Buckhead is not a good choice. Heards Ferry in Sandy Springs is good, and its high school, Riverwood, is good too, but Ridgeview Middle is not. I wouldnt recommend the northern Sandy Springs schools (SS Middle and North Springs High). Try the Lakeside High cluster, but if you dont like the Dunwoody schools you probably wont like it either.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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Are you looking for schools that are good all the way through, from elem to high? Cause unless you want your kids going to a school with metal detectors like they have at North Atlanta, Buckhead is not a good choice. Heards Ferry in Sandy Springs is good, and its high school, Riverwood, is good too, but Ridgeview Middle is not. I wouldnt recommend the northern Sandy Springs schools (SS Middle and North Springs High). Try the Lakeside High cluster, but if you dont like the Dunwoody schools you probably wont like it either.
To the OP,

The other posters give more accurate recommendations and advice regarding schools. Please focus on those posts.

Ridgeview is a good middle school.


And like frances said, North Atlanta High is on the up and up.

And northern Sandy Springs includes Woodland, a great little elementary school (like another poster remarked).
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:19 PM
 
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To the OP,

The other posters give more accurate recommendations and advice regarding schools. Please focus on those posts.

Ridgeview is a good middle school.


And like frances said, North Atlanta High is on the up and up.

And northern Sandy Springs includes Woodland, a great little elementary school (like another poster remarked).
oh so now you are the final authority on schools around here huh? your standards for schools are unsurprisingly low.

to the op, dont take my word for it. look at these schools' ratings on greatschools.com.

north atlanta may be up and coming, but its got a very long way to go. the website ranking is a 4. 75% of the students are bused in from poorer areas of the city, and they bring a lot of problems. a good friend of mine went there after he got kicked out of st. pius, and he said the highlight of his school year was when a student attacked the on campus cop they require there.

ridgeview got a 5 on the website, but i do not know much about it.

woodland got a 6. my parents live in the woodland district, and none of thier neighbors use the school due to its mediocre reputation. dunwoody springs is even worse. if you are going to use any of those schools, go with spalding drive elementary.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:00 PM
 
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oh so now you are the final authority on schools around here huh? your standards for schools are unsurprisingly low.

to the op, dont take my word for it. look at these schools' ratings on greatschools.com.

north atlanta may be up and coming, but its got a very long way to go. the website ranking is a 4. 75% of the students are bused in from poorer areas of the city, and they bring a lot of problems. a good friend of mine went there after he got kicked out of st. pius, and he said the highlight of his school year was when a student attacked the on campus cop they require there.

ridgeview got a 5 on the website, but i do not know much about it.

woodland got a 6. my parents live in the woodland district, and none of thier neighbors use the school due to its mediocre reputation. dunwoody springs is even worse. if you are going to use any of those schools, go with spalding drive elementary.

Well, you just revealed yourself--

...your sources for your "stellar" knowledge of schools:

1) Friends who get kicked out of schools.

2) An internet website.



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Old 01-15-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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The Heards Ferry, Ridgeview, Riverwood cluster would be an excellent choice. Excellent administrators and teachers who are skilled at juggling the diversity that these schools contain. Ridgeview is a great middle school - small enough that the principal probably knows most children by name. My daughter was beautifully prepared for all honors classes at Riverwood.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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The Heards Ferry, Ridgeview, Riverwood cluster would be an excellent choice. Excellent administrators and teachers who are skilled at juggling the diversity that these schools contain. Ridgeview is a great middle school - small enough that the principal probably knows most children by name. My daughter was beautifully prepared for all honors classes at Riverwood.

Good to hear and good post.
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