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Old 08-05-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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I can tell you right now, do NOT move your kids to Lehigh Senior High. Where I attended. Lehigh Senior High School is hands down one of the worst schools I ever been to.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:39 PM
 
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Rdlsp...I grew up in Schaumburg and though I wouldn't go back there to save my life, the schools there were and I assume still are amazing. I think that with schools you really have to be proactive when dealing with children who have certain needs. I moved to Arizona before my child was of school age and am planning to move to Florida next year sometime. I can't speak from experience obviously when it comes to Florida's schooling but I am pretty confident in saying it can't be as bad as it is in Arizona. I think we rank 50 out of 52, or something like that, in the country. My son started needing help with some issues around the third and fourth grade and, while it does take awhile to actually get an IEP (do they have something like that in Florida by the way?) I stayed very involved with his problems in school with the teachers and I can honestly say that they have gone far out of their way to accommodate his issues and needs. He is growing out of his issues, thank goodness, but if anyone out there has experience with individual education plans or the kind of program that Florida schools (Lee County in particular) offer I would appreciate the feedback...thanks!
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:29 PM
 
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The schools suck, the teaches suck the system sucks here. Sorry to be so direct. The school system lowers their rating system everytime the majority of kids do bad. That's so they can keep getting money from the gov. Poor grades, less cash. They just came back with the F-cat testing results from another auditor which said without a doubt, the test scores were correct and the kids are doing worse than last year. Gosh, how can that be?????
Now, not all schools and teachers suck. Just wanna say that. But the majority must since the grades are so bad. Ya gotta stay on top of your kids here with school work and personal social friends. If your kids a follower and gets led astray easy, watchout.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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There's to many chiefs and not enough well paid Indians to teach our kids. Our friggin society puts more emphasis on sports figures than our teachers. They need to rate the teachers and base their salary on their performance. We gotta pay more to get qualified individuals that can and want to do the job. No one is held accountable for the crappy system down here. Their full of excuses and just pass the buck when something goes wrong.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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Please rembet that when you move here, your kids won't be going to the school right down the block. They'll prolly be buss'd 30 miles away to some school in a neighborhood that you prolly would not live in. They call it "School Choise". But you really have no say in it.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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I am sorry but to the person degrading florida and its schools, it seem sto me your are still on drugs just by the way you type, time to grow up don't you think? I do agree there are some horrible schools but good ones as well, Miami is well known for their good and bad schools but unless you grow up with an affluent family like I did you don't get what you want education wise, I have researched few schools here and the majority of them are pretty good but diplomat elementary seems to be highly recommended. Good luck in your search and to the one who is all hopped up on drugs, honey lay off the crack before you talk about people being stupid lol
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