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Old 02-01-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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This a tough one.

I moved to Athens/Clarke in the 60's. My two sons were born in Athens and attended public schools. Both are college graduates. When they were in public school the economic demographic strata followed the normal bell curve. However, in the past 15-20 years there are a larger percentage of students from lower economic groups. They are good and bright youngsters but lack the advantages of others.

If your child is healthy, intelligent and secure he/she can receive a good education in Clarke County. Many of the faster students are grouped via natural selection. For example the "better" students tend to choose those more difficult college prep courses. Your child's welfare requires your active involvement in your child's education. You cannot leave it to the teachers alone because they are often overwhelmed.

It is true the Oconee County schools have in recent years acquired a reputation for quality. There are also more private schools than Athens Academy worth investigating. Be advised that Clarke County is the smallest County in Georgia. It takes very little time (relatively speaking) getting anywhere in the area.

Let me share a personal perspective. My son and his wife live in the North Atlanta area and their children are in private schools. They are now selling their home with the express intention of moving to Oconee where they will place their children in the public school system. The schools are better and the amount of money saved will pay for the new home in a few short years.
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:22 AM
 
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Just wanted to make sure Oconee County HS or North Oconee HS?
I've heard North Oconee is amazing...
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Just wanted to make sure Oconee County HS or North Oconee HS?
I've heard North Oconee is amazing...
Oconee County schools are some of the best in the state. You can confirm this at https://www.schooldigger.com/
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Just wanted to make sure Oconee County HS or North Oconee HS?
I've heard North Oconee is amazing...
This is a 12 year old thread so not sure you will get an answer.
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:28 PM
 
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I missed that date too -- oops. I was so glad to see a thread about an area I'm interested in. Oh, well.
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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I missed that date too -- oops. I was so glad to see a thread about an area I'm interested in. Oh, well.
I think the demographics and school situations are still pretty much what it was back then. Oconee has added another high school in the last decade or so, North Oconee, testament to further growth.
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Murica
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Just wanted to make sure Oconee County HS or North Oconee HS?
I've heard North Oconee is amazing...
When you get more experience on these forums you'll realize the only way threads like this don't get deleted is if they were dormant and sunk down the page-count quick.. I've seen way less politically-incorrect vanish in seconds and points given out..

I personally appreciate the irony of the majority of the responses are people eagerly wanting to know more about the destination market..
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