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Old 01-18-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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We are thinking about buying a house in the Mauldin elementary, middle, and high school district. Our children will be starting school in a couple of years. We are new to the area, and have also looked in the Bells Crossing school district. Does anyone have the "inside scoop" on the school situation (especially elementary) around here? We really like this house, but don't want to compromise our childrens' education.
Many thanks in advance!
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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I heard the schools in that area are good...visit www.greatschool.net.

However, if you really want your kids to have a good education, I suggest homeschooling. I hold a fulltime job and still do it because her education is THAT important to me .

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 01-19-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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Thanks, me2sc. It's awesome that you home school. I haven't totally written off the thought...I still need to know I am in a good school district, though. I have checked out the link that you recommend, and it is helpful. I am hoping to hear from some people that have or have had children there.
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Old 01-19-2008, 03:17 PM
 
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Default homeschooling vs. public

although we have done great with homeschooling, it is not easy. I would say the pros are there is more support for homeschooling parents than the other, believe it or not. Perhaps most of our family and friends think we are crazy, doing the wrong thing or like mine, just disowned me...which is fine, my girl is my priority!

Cons, hard as anything I have ever done, ONLY because we are always questioning what we are doing and why. In my opinion, many (not all...so readers don't blast me) think that the government schools will take care of the education...I believe the teachers are just as concerned as we are on paying the bills and appearing to be the "best teacher" or "best improved class" and the only way to do that is to "teach the kids to pass the standard test with high scores". To me that is not teaching. My daughter tried public for 4 months last year. At 11 years she said she kept say she already knew all that stuff, they put her FOUR years back in math to "be with the class" and they had no homework for two weeks so they could "prepare for the standard test". I just used them as a babysitter until she could stay home herself which here in Atlanta is safer than going to school.

You will find so much on the internet and the stages of homeschooling. Let me know if I can answer any questions

chipotlechic@gmail.com

Best to you!
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:50 PM
 
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I can only speak from experience on Mauldin High but all Mauldin schools are great schools from what I hear. My daughter graduated last year from MHS (Mauldin High School) in the top 6% of her class. All high schools have some problems and Mauldin has its share but we believe them to be less than other schools in the area. There is a gang problem at every high school in the county...you cannot deny it or escape it. MHS had an information session for the parents just after school started this year that packed the meeting room they had for 2 nights. There is a lot of support here and the Mauldin Police Department is a good agency.
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