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Old 05-01-2007, 09:29 AM
 
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I am wondering what suggestions anyone would have for the best school districts within 45 min commute to Charlotte... with homes close to the $200,000 price range. Names of schools or district would be very helpful for our relo.

Thanks!
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:40 AM
 
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Look at njrover's "school info" posting below - there's a good link I'm finding very helpful (I had the same question as you)
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:42 PM
 
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Thanks for your reply. I have used greatschools site a million times It is a great tool especially for relo help, but I have found several areas that seem nice but according to greatschools the testing scores are not that great. There are several that don't look that great statistically, but they have excellent parent reviews. There are many others that I am looking at that don't have any reviews. I just don't want to find a home I love and find that the schools are not as good as they looked on a website. When you visit an area you can't tell much about their schools so you have to rely one of the websites or other people's opinions. There is one school district that I was looking at on ncreportcard.org and their ratings were low, but their test scores and other stats on greatschools looked really good. So I was hoping there were some that could give me some district or schools that are known locally as good schools.
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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I would post under the Charlotte Forum for more direct answers.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:03 PM
 
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Union county, just south of Charlotte has great schools. Weddington, Marvin, any in that area are great.
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Old 05-05-2007, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Some districts that are really good in the Charlotte area are Cabarrus Co., Union Co., Ft. Mill, and Clover.

I do want to mention something that I'm not sure I've ever mentioned before. My wife has been in teaching for 16 years. What she's found out over the years is parental involvement in a child's education plays a MUCH bigger role that a school's test scores. It's really better to look at PTA involvement and things of that nature than hard test score numbers. Parents who are on top of things are the biggest factors.
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:07 PM
 
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Default concord high?????

is concord high a good school???
please help me out.
i hear good and i hear bad.
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Suburban Buffalo, NY
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Belmont, Mt Holly, Cramerton and Lowell have some excellent schools are easy to go get to and from when you need to go to Charlotte.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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is concord high a good school???
please help me out.
i hear good and i hear bad.
They are state football and basketball champs in their division this year - so that tells me they are a sports oriented school I have not heard bad things about the school and I do know one teacher there. Hopefully someone with a child there will chime in and let you know what they think of it. Generally the Cabarrus county schools are all good.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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Agree, Cabarrus Co schools are good, they have few problems, the school board is decent. I'd also recommend visiting the school because you (and the kids) will know what feels right after meeting with the teachers and walking the halls. That was my experience when I moved here!
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