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Old 09-07-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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What are the best towns with the best public high schools in the hartford area? Also, if anyone knows the best youth soccer clubs and what public schools are best that are near those clubs. My husband is considering a job in Glastonbury, and we know nothing about the Harford area, coming from Florida. He would be willing to commute up to 30 min or so. Any info you can give us is much appreciated!

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Old 09-07-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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"Best" is a subjective term. What is important to one person may not be important to someone else. Generally the high schools that are considered to be the "best" are located in the more affluent suburbs. These towns are Avon, Simsbury, Farmington, West Hartford and Glastonbury. These towns also offer a lot of sports programs. In Glastonbury it is called Hartwell Soccer. There are a lot of children enrolled in this program in town. I am not sure about the other towns though. Jay
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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Glastonbury is known as a soccer town as well as Farmington and Wethersfield. Both boys and girls high school programs have been nationally ranked in past years and typically send multiple athletes to division 1 schools.

The Hartford area as a whole is a great Soccer region. Simsbury, and West Hartford are also very strong and down the road at UConn you have 2 of the best college programs in the country.
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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As stated, soccer is big in all those towns and the schools are good. Depending on where you look in Avon or Simsbury, it may not qualify for the 30 minute commute. Farmington and West Hartford are on I-84 and would probably get you there within 30 minutes. I would suggest you check out the schools at a site like SchoolMatters or GreatSchools, they will let you know size, teacher student ratio, etc. All these town are situated next to each other, Avon, Simsbury, Farmington and West Hartford on the west side of the river, Glastonbury and Wethersfield on the east side. Yes, I left out Hartford but she is looking for good High Schools. If you did find a charter/magnet school you liked in Hartford you wouldn't have to live there. There are some nice areas on Hartford's west side but I don't think Hartford when I hear soccer.
Good luck with your search!
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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Just a clarification, Wethersfield is on the west side of the river bordering Hartford.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:31 PM
 
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Thank you, all, for the information. I will check out those sites.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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Rocky Hill is another town that may work for you.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:02 AM
 
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I forgot to post a link to a web site that will give you information on all of the public schools and school systems in the state. Generally I look for school systems that have averages at or above the state average on the Connecticut Mastery and Connecticut Academic Performance Tests and offer class sizes in the lower 20's or less. Jay

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