U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia
 [Register]
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 06-22-2007, 02:48 AM
 
1 posts, read 3,393 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

Hello,
We are considering a move to Georgia to be with my brother and sister-in-law. They live in Villa Rica, we no nothing about the area except that the home prices seem almost too good to be true. Can anyone tell me anything about this area...especially about the schools. I was online tonight and looking up the schools in the area and was scared to find out most all of the public schools were below state average and not making yearly progress. I have one child entering middle school and one child entering high school. Any information about this area/town will help me. We are moving from Phoenix(Chandler), Arizona.
Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-08-2007, 10:36 AM
 
5 posts, read 33,128 times
Reputation: 11
Hi! We live in the Paulding County side of Villa Rica. It's actually considered New Georgia. It's a growing community with very parent-oriented elementary school. I have 2 daughters that are there, one in kindergarten and one in 1st. By the end of kindergarten, my 1st daughter knew OVER 100 sight words and could read most blend words.

I was VERY impressed with the teachers and could not of been happier. If you would like more information you can visit their school website at Paulding County Board of Education.

The high school for the area is Paulding County High School: Paulding County High School - Home of the Patriots and the middle school is South Paulding: home

One of the neatest ideas for both schools is their online intranet to check in on your child's daily grades so that you can monitor if they turned in their homework or what they made on their last class.
Best of luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-08-2007, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Earth
539 posts, read 1,922,617 times
Reputation: 274
I had to stop and think about how much my 2 cents is worth in regards to your question. I decided to share since just a few months ago I was in your position and welcomed any info I could get. We just moved to GA about a month ago. I had researched the schools in Villa Rica as well as some of the bordering towns. I have to agree that after researching the schools in Villa Rica my husband and I were in agreement that it was not an option. I used some really great web sites that offer not only statistics and test scores but also parent reviews, various ratings scales, teacher training and experience levels and demographics. I paid close attention to whether or not a school had made the AYP in the current year and past years. I've noticed that recent redistricting of schools can really affect test scores as well. It may be worth your while to see if redistricting takes place on a regular basis.

Anyway, the web sites I liked to use were schoolmatters.com, greatschools.net, Georgia Department of Education and Sperlings Best Places web site may have some valuable information. I hope this information was helpful and best wishes!
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:


Settings
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 > Georgia
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:33 AM.

© 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