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Old 02-19-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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We're looking into returning to Louisville after 20 yrs. We have kids in grade 4 and 5. I think Anchorage is pricey, but worth it as far as the k-8 program. Property taxes and prices are in line with what we're paying now in PA and we'd like to avoid private schools.
What happens when the kids reach 9th grade? I seem to remember Anchorage kids attending Ballard, but I'm not sure.
Thanks
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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i dont think that they have to go to any one school.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:15 PM
 
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I know the magnet program is available, but is there a "neighborhood" high school they would attend by default?
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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According to JCPS "Resides School" feature, it appears that the public high school would be Eastern. You can go to: JCPS SchoolFinder (broken link) place your anticipated address and get the "default" schools for your address.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Eastern High has a very good reputation. In 2004, Newsweek Magazine ranked the top 1,000 public schools in the country. Eastern High School was ranked 300 on the list, out of the more than 27,000 schools evaluated.

Eastern High School, Louisville, Kentucky - Home
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:51 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Eastern HS is also very close to Anchorage, being located 1-3 miles away (depending on where you live) in adjacent Middletown. Just take Evergreen Rd to Old US 60 (Middletown Main St), it is on the left after ~half a mile.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:16 AM
 
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Thanks for the help everyone. That school finder is an amazing tool. It's going to make house hunting much easier.
I remember Eastern being a good school back in the 80's when I was in HS. I'll do more research on how it is today.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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Thanks for the help everyone. That school finder is an amazing tool. It's going to make house hunting much easier.
I remember Eastern being a good school back in the 80's when I was in HS. I'll do more research on how it is today.
Its one of the best schools. However, the best far and away is Manual. Next comes Ballard. Male is also up there.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Default A good site

This site describes what has already been written in this thread. Anchorage is a great public school, as is Greathouse/Shyrock Traditional Elementary. So, this leaves two options: 1) pay huge price for property and property taxes to live in Anchorage school district or 2) get into Greathouse/Shyrock by whatever selection process JCPS uses to select students.

As an alternative to high cost of ownership or hope for one of the seats at the highly demanded traditional schools of Jefferson County, you could look at Oldham County where the elementary schools, middle schools and the high schools are all highly rated education centers. Just a thought to consider.

Check out: GreatSchools.net as reference concerning this thread.
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