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Old 07-22-2015, 03:48 PM
 
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Affluent families aren't leaving here yet. We're doing fine in Farmington/Farmington Hills, thank you. And young couples can't move into our homes because most of us are still living here!
We have less children to send to school now.
I will say it again and try to be patient. Six schools are not closing. I explained this nn a previous post. One high school is currently more seriously being considered for 2016-17.
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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[quote=NOLA101;40516552]None of this is true.

ALL of this is true! I live here.
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Old 07-22-2015, 05:11 PM
 
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None of this is true. In fact, Farmington Hills schools announced they're closing six schools today, including Farmington Harrison High.

The community, like so many older suburbs, has challenges, and is not as desirable as in the past. Affluent families are leaving FH.

If your district is shrinking, there's only one reason- parents prefer other districts. Novi, Northville, South Lyon are all fast-growing. Farmington Hills, Livonia, Clarenceville, Southfield are all shrinking. This isn't rocket science as to why.
Uhh, no. The state of Michigan has reduced funding for education across the state. WTF are you on about?

Novi Community Schools concerned about potential school aid budget
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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I guess a troubling school situation means a place is going downhill. Didn't the OP say they are students looking to rent a home? What does a school system have to do with them? It will be a long day in hell before Farmington Hills is considered "undesirable".
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Old 07-23-2015, 05:29 AM
 
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Livonia and Farmington Hills are both on a downward spiral, IMO. Neither area is remotely "bad" but both towns are definitely getting worse.

Who do you think is moving to all those new homes in Northville, West Novi, Lyon Twp, etc.? Just drive 10 mile from, say Wixom Rd. to Milford Rd. Nothing but big homes going up everywhere. People with money are moving out of places like FH because the schools have deteriorated.

I am not familiar with schools in these areas and am not familiar with Livonia but I agree with you Farmington Hills has went down hill. I even feel nicer suburbs like West Bloomfield and Bloomfield Hills have. Now of course there are still nice huge homes in Bloomfield Hills and is upscale but it is not like how it was.
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:25 AM
 
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Affluent families aren't leaving here yet. We're doing fine in Farmington/Farmington Hills, thank you. And young couples can't move into our homes because most of us are still living here!
We have less children to send to school now.
I will say it again and try to be patient. Six schools are not closing. I explained this nn a previous post. One high school is currently more seriously being considered for 2016-17.
The fact that enrollment has declined to the point where they are considering closing a high school is a signal that fewer families are considering the district. It's not what it used to be is what I'm saying.
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:27 AM
 
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The fact that enrollment has declined to the point where they are considering closing a high school is a signal that fewer families are considering the district. It's not what it used to be is what I'm saying.
This actually is a trend uniform across Metro Detroit and Michigan as a whole. More families are pulling their kids out of public school altogether.

For all school districts in Oakland County, K-12 enrollment has dropped from 202,000 in 2005 to 187,000 in 2015. The decline is even faster in Livingston County. Novi, Northville, and Rochester Hills are all struggling to attract new students. Literally no matter what school district you look at, public school enrollment rates are declining. It's not something specific to any school district and, imo, doesn't seem reflective of their quality. There's something larger going on.
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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This actually is a trend uniform across Metro Detroit and Michigan as a whole. More families are pulling their kids out of public school altogether.

For all school districts in Oakland County, K-12 enrollment has dropped from 202,000 in 2005 to 187,000 in 2015. The decline is even faster in Livingston County. Novi, Northville, and Rochester Hills are all struggling to attract new students. Literally no matter what school district you look at, public school enrollment rates are declining. It's not something specific to any school district and, imo, doesn't seem reflective of their quality. There's something larger going on.
A quick look at the data shows that Novi, Northville and Rochester districts have all seen increased enrollment since 2005.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:29 AM
 
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A quick look at the data shows that Novi, Northville and Rochester districts have all seen increased enrollment since 2005.
My goodness, you are just bound and determined to be right!
Look, there isn't as much room for building new tract homes in older suburbs; not many empty lots available, either. It's cheaper to build in a huge development. Some young families prefer a new house.
There are those who perceive "every body is doing it," and "everybody knows this," as meaning that good reasoning skills are involved. It's easier than thinking things through for yourself! Lots of people head for the longest checkout line when there are empty ones open, too! Hey, everyone is doing it, it must be a good idea! And it's also true that there are more "mcmansions" in the suburbs you mentioned. Some young people are of the impression that this means that they are better off living there because...well...everybody says so, right! Think for yourself!
An enormous school district is consolidating because many of us don't have little kids anymore. Our generation was a huge one. This means there will be less old buildings to maintain, and that is a very good thing! There are a whole lot of young families moving in; many, many families have preschoolers, toddlers and babies. Home values are RISING! And most of us "baby boomers" aren't going anywhere!
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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I am not familiar with schools in these areas and am not familiar with Livonia but I agree with you Farmington Hills has went down hill. I even feel nicer suburbs like West Bloomfield and Bloomfield Hills have. Now of course there are still nice huge homes in Bloomfield Hills and is upscale but it is not like how it was.
So now Bloomfield Hills is going downhill too? lol I'm curious to know how it's going downhill.
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