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Old 03-01-2011, 02:20 AM
 
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Hi -

i will be working in Shelton and looking for your advice on living in Shelton Area with respect to good community of apartments rents in the range of 1000 - 1300 for 2 bedrooms. my primary requirements is i would like to stay closure to good school district as i have elementary going kids. can someone suggest me very good schools in Shelton or near by area
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:24 AM
 
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Trumbull, Orange, or Shelton itself has pretty good schools.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:51 AM
 
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I don't think you will find rentals in your price range in Trumbull or Orange. I am not even sure you will find them in Shelton either. You might try Milford which has good schools and a lot of rentals but again you might not find much in your price range. Another option would be Seymour to the north but I am not sure how many apartments are for rent there. Jay
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:21 AM
 
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All the schools in Shelton are good. Some misguided people may tell you Long Hill and Sunnyside are not as good because they have mixed income students from the older areas of town, but that is not the case. All those schools work very well together.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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I don't think you will find rentals in your price range in Trumbull or Orange. I am not even sure you will find them in Shelton either.
It shouldn't be difficult at all to find a 2BR. in Shelton in the OP's budget. However, the rentals will be concentrated in the Howe Ave. area. IIRC, the elementary school that serves that neighborhood is dramatically off of the standards of the rest of Shelton's schools.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:43 PM
 
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It shouldn't be difficult at all to find a 2BR. in Shelton in the OP's budget. However, the rentals will be concentrated in the Howe Ave. area. IIRC, the elementary school that serves that neighborhood is dramatically off of the standards of the rest of Shelton's schools.
You're thinking of Lafayette which has closed. But the school was not off the standards of the rest of Shelton's schools. I'm sure people in the Booth Hill school district thought so, but parents of kids at Lafayette didn't. Because it was a Title 1 school, it had all the resources needed and smaller class sizes.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:57 PM
 
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You're thinking of Lafayette which has closed. But the school was not off the standards of the rest of Shelton's schools. I'm sure people in the Booth Hill school district thought so, but parents of kids at Lafayette didn't. Because it was a Title 1 school, it had all the resources needed and smaller class sizes.
The test scores at Lafayette were quite poor compared to the rest of the Shelton elementary schools. However you look at it, it sounds like a win to me for the OP if she/he were considering an affordable rental in the Howe area. The remaining schools appear to have above average scores.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:40 PM
 
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The test scores at Lafayette were quite poor compared to the rest of the Shelton elementary schools. However you look at it, it sounds like a win to me for the OP if she/he were considering an affordable rental in the Howe area. The remaining schools appear to have above average scores.
Of course they were lower over all for socio economic reasons, but plenty of individual kids had high scores. Anyway, since the school closed the kids from that section of town have been divided among Sunnyside and Long Hill. For a few years, they had shuffled the kindergarteners around (ie. Elizabeth Shelton kindergarteners were at Sunnyside). I don't know if that's still being done though.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:34 AM
 
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Of course they were lower over all for socio economic reasons, but plenty of individual kids had high scores.
This is true in Bridgeport, too, though.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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Agreed. But I think we stand together on the significance of test scores.
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