U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Fort Myers - Cape Coral area
 [Register]
Fort Myers - Cape Coral area Lee County
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 10-14-2012, 03:34 AM
 
Location: New York
4 posts, read 4,908 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

Hello forum
I will be moving to Fort Myers next year with my wife and 2 kids. My oldest will go start elementary school, and we were thinking of Gateway area to settle in.
We heard that Gateway Charter Elementary school is a good choice, but now I am getting mixed reviews from greatschools.org
Can anyone living in Fort Myers suggest any information about the school or any other elementary schools that you would suggest for my kids to attend?
We wouldnt mind settling in an area that is in a zone with a good school.
I will be working at Gulf Coast Hospital, so dont want it to be too far.

Thanks in advance
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-13-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: New York
4 posts, read 4,908 times
Reputation: 11
anyone?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-13-2012, 11:12 AM
wjj
 
701 posts, read 819,447 times
Reputation: 720
We have a second home in Gateway. Very happy with it. But our kids are in their mid and late twenties so schools were not that much of an issue for us. Others who live down here full time will be able to answer better than me, but I have a couple of observations.

First, there are two elementary schools in Gateway. Gateway Chater and Gateway Elementary. From what I recall, Gateway elementary was higher rated than Gateway Charter, but I do not know how reliable these ratings are.

But here is where things get crazy for someone moving in from a different part of the country. There are no zones or districts it seems in Lee county. Rather there is something called school choice which to me looks more like school assignment. Almost like forced bussing you had in many cities in the 60s and 70s (and maybe beyond). So you could move a few blocks from a good school but end up having your kid bussed an hour to some other, perhaps not so good school.

There are threads on this forum that discuss this issue.

If I were to move down here with school aged kids, I would take the time to figure out the system to be sure they end up in a good school.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-14-2012, 03:26 PM
 
6 posts, read 7,373 times
Reputation: 13
Hi Gebbils, please check my message I posted to someone else with a similiar question. Welcome!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Fort Myers - Cape Coral area
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top