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Old 05-09-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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My wife is thinking about applying for a position at UGA at Athens, and before we even start researching other things we like, we are wondering how good is public education (2 kids starting elementary) in Athens? I have heard GA education quality in general is bellow average in the country, but not sure if that is true and, most important, not sure how Athens public schools stands in the state.

Great Schools ratings for Athens elementary schools are pretty low for most schools despite of some good reviews by parents (is that trustable?):

http://www.greatschools.org/search/search.page?search_type=0&q=athens&state=GA&c=scho ol

Any input will be highly appreciated!!!
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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Well, over 10 views and nothing yet? Perhaps not many folks that live in Athens arond here? Or maybe the schools are indeed not good and people are afraid to tell?
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:11 PM
 
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The schools are okay. Very diverse, so you'll find a wide range of ethnicities and also achievement scores. I do think a lot of people choose to live outside of town for the Oconee County school system.

In Athens-Clarke County, the Cedar Shoals High School district is probably a little "better" than Clarke Central.

Athens is a fantastic place to live, though! I'd recommend it to anyone!
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:32 PM
 
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Elementary school will be alright in Athens (some are better than others, you need to research). For the long haul in the Athens area, Oconee county schools will be a better choice.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:54 AM
 
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Thank you all. By Oconee county, do you mean near the town of Oconee? That seems pretty far though, how long and bad is the commute to Athens?
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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Oconee County borders Athens-Clarke Co. Watkinsville is the main city. It's just outside of Athens, maybe a 15-20 minute drive in, depending on where you live, of course.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:29 AM
 
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ACC schools are poor at best. We have a large Christian School in the county and 2 more in adjacent Oconee County. The public schools in Oconee County are typically rated as some of the best in GA and likely in the US at large. Quality of Life for families is excellent in Oconee County. For singles and couples without children, then I would opt for ACC. I would not put my children in ACC public schools. And I know teachers who work in them.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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Thank you all. By Oconee county, do you mean near the town of Oconee? That seems pretty far though, how long and bad is the commute to Athens?
Watkinsville and Bogart are the main towns. Bogart is in both Clarke county and Oconee county I think, so keep an eye out for that.
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