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Old 03-18-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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We are thinking about relocating to Lexington. We currently live in a Chicago suburb...with excellent schools. Can you please let me know your thoughts on the schools - which elementary schools (in your opinion) are the best in Fayette County?

Thanks!
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Default Here we go again... South Side

I'm probably going to get bashed by the teacher at Bryan Station High for saying this again, so here we go again... Look to the south side for public schools. I'd recommend Cassidy, Rosa Parks, Maxwell (only if you're interested in Spanish immersion because of where that feeds into), Veteran's Park, and Julius Marks. For middle schools, I'd recommend Beaumont, or Morton. For high schools, I'd recommend Dunbar and Henry Clay. Lafayette High is starting to make a comeback, but it's not quite up there with HC and PLD. But you have a way to go until that time. For elementary schools, you won't go wrong with most schools on the south side. One school I would keep an eye on is Tates Creek (ES, MS, and HS). Though it's on the south side, it has a much rougher reputation amongst the schools here. Don't rule out private school if you can afford them. Sayre is an outstanding k- 12 school in downtown (where I attend). Check out Sayre for more information. LCA (LEX Christian Acad) is a 6-12 school. Take a look at LCA - Lexington Christian Academy TLS (The Lexington School) is a k- 8 school. Take a look at The Lexington School (http://www.thelexingtonschool.org/pages/sitepage.cfm?page=75618 - broken link) You can also check out the Fayette County Public Schools website at Fayette County Public Schools | Lexington, Kentucky | It's About Kids! All in all, FCPS are some of the best public schools in the state along with Jefferson County in Louisville, Oldham County, Warren County, Montgomery County, and Kenton/ Boone Counties. Of course, schools here may not seem quite up to Chicago standards or DC standards (what I always seem to compare schools to).
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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I will say that we have loved living in Lexington. Moderator cut: edit I will also agree that LCA is an excellent school. Moderator cut: edit Good luck with your move!

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Old 03-19-2008, 06:09 AM
 
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We are thinking about relocating to Lexington. We currently live in a Chicago suburb...with excellent schools. Can you please let me know your thoughts on the schools - which elementary schools (in your opinion) are the best in Fayette County?

Thanks!
In addition to what Teebird said (according to someone I know who works at Rosa Parks which is one of the best) Stonewall, Clays Mill and Picadome are all good. Right now Clays Mill and Picadome are overflowing and they are new students are getting sent to Stonewall even if they are zoned for the other schools. That opens up lots of affordable housing with good schools that have gifted/talented tracks, etc.

Also, I would recommend searching this forum for the many discussions on public schools because there is a wealth of information and opinions there.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:56 PM
 
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We are thinking about relocating to Lexington. We currently live in a Chicago suburb...with excellent schools. Can you please let me know your thoughts on the schools - which elementary schools (in your opinion) are the best in Fayette County?

Thanks!
Cassidy Elementary is hands-down the best public elementary school in town. There are several good private schools: Mary Queen, Christ the King, Sayre, Lexington School, Lexington Christian (preK-12), Trinity Christian, Providence Montessori, Community Montessori.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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Veteran's Park best public school in Lexington
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