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Old 06-25-2008, 05:26 AM
 
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Well, I have been in the area for about a week now and still have been unsuccessful in finding a rental home. I started out my search with Troy/Sterling Heights for the better school districts for the kids in areas that I could afford...rentals not higher than $1650. Since I have not found anything yet, I am considering expanding my area to Rochester Hills. I figure it will not be too far from TACOM in Warren. Any thoughts on Rochester Hills area with regards to schools and diversity?
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:11 AM
 
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Both Rochester and Avondale are considered good school districts. Avondale gets a bad rap because it has more lower income kids from areas in Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, whereas Rochester has a very small percentage of lower income households.

I went to Rochester Schools for elementary and Troy for high school. Granted this was in the 90's but Rochester used to be almost 99% white. I was one of maybe 6-7 kids that were considered minorities.

Troy was much more diverse with several different cultures and my parents felt it offered a much better curriculum than Rochester.

However; Rochester has changed greatly and from what I have heard has become more diverse. The schools are still highly regarded.

Either way, you really cannot go wrong with either Rochester or Avondale schools. It might be a good idea to visit the school to get a better understanding.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:26 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. We ended up renting a home in Troy and the kids get to go to Larson Middle School and then on to Athens HS.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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I am nervous about the shools in RH -- we have put an offer in a home in RH sub (a new sub) and our kids will go to Hugger, Hart and then Stoney Creek....but I think you're right, in Oakland County there are few poor decisions when it comes to schooling
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:35 AM
 
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There are a lot of really good schools in Rochester Hills. I went to Brewster for elementary, Van Hoosen for middle, and Adams for High. Good schools, good area. RH just keeps building too.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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in rochester community school district, you are very unlikely to have problems with schools and education. i taught at meadow brook elem. in rochester hills and loved it. i would be happy to send my child to any school in that district.
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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Thanks for the input. We found a rental home in Troy but are looking at buying a home in Rochester Hills.
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:27 AM
 
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Thanks for the input. We found a rental home in Troy but are looking at buying a home in Rochester Hills.

LOVE LOVE LOVE RHills....I have been here for a month and so far hav emade friends, checked out a few trails (stoney creek park, paint creek trail and clinton river)....the kids love the schools (Hugger and Hart) and I have found many things to do with the pre-schooler...couldn't be happier
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