U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Celebrating Memorial Day!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Louisiana
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 05-04-2010, 10:39 AM
4 posts, read 8,117 times
Reputation: 10


Looking for suggestions on "which side" of the causeway to research for available homes. Both our kids will be in High School; although both have high marks on greatschools website - Im looking for any input on choosing one over the other. Thank you!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 05-04-2010, 01:49 PM
Location: Kennesaw, GA
167 posts, read 778,104 times
Reputation: 216
You can't go wrong with either of them. I went to Mandeville High many years ago, while Fountainbleu was being built. I remember everyone freaking out about who would be sent to the "new" school...it was crazy. People were having their psychologists/therapists write letters to the schoolboard explaining the emotional trauma it would cause their child to switch schools. That was back when Mandeville was so small town. Fountainbleu panned out to be a great school, just like Mandeville High. There might have been a mishmash of different community cliques at Fountainbleu at first, but now that so many new subdivisions have been built in the past couple of years, the school is socially and academically solid. Although Mandeville is my alma mater, I would probably live in the Fountainbleu district because I like the housing options better. It is just a matter of housing preference on this one. Good luck in your decision.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-04-2010, 06:04 PM
Location: Lafayette, LA
245 posts, read 413,811 times
Reputation: 158
Check out this link. It's for the LA Dept of Education website and will give you access to the most recent published data for the schools. It looks like one is a tad better on paper. It seems like either will serve you and your children well.

2007-2008 School Report Cards and Accountability Reports

(select St. Tammany Parish and then click "Find" , the list will come up)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-05-2010, 05:26 AM
4 posts, read 8,117 times
Reputation: 10
Default Thank you!

Thank you both - I will check out the link. We will get a chance to see the area next weekend, but the schools will be closed. Any additional help would be much appreciated.. (benefits of one side vs the other of the town itself).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-06-2010, 07:08 PM
2 posts, read 6,143 times
Reputation: 10
We are also moving there and decided both schools (FB and Mand) were too large and opted for private school (there are several options). It is a popular option there, if you can swing the costs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-12-2010, 10:32 AM
1 posts, read 1,959 times
Reputation: 10
We moved to Mandeville two years ago, and have 3 children in high school (and one in Middle). We had this same dilemma. Great Schools gives them the same ratings, so it truly is hard to make a choice. We chose Mandeville High School and we LOVE it. Our daughters came from a private school setting, so this was a move to a much larger school and their first public school setting. There is something for everyone at this school. I have gotten to know many families who have children at FB, and they seem just as satisfied. In the end, the elementary school quality in Mandeville (fantastic) was the deciding factor, as we have a younger child as well. Having now lived here for two years, I must say that I enjoy living in Mandeville. It is affordable, great access to everything, and very beautiful.
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.

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

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

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 > Louisiana
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 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