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Old 05-07-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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How do the two schools compare? Which one would you recommend and why?
Specifically 3rd grade and up.
Thanks in advance for all the input.
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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I'm not sure how one could directly compare schools in different counties, given that no one has children attending both. Which is why a lot of people use the expedient of looking at test scores, which in most cases is more a reflection of the student body's demographics than the quality of teaching that goes on there.

Having said that, I am a SCE parent and have been happy with the school. But if we chose to move to Sumner County, I'd have no problem sending the kids to Jack Anderson. Of all the elementaries in Mt. Juliet or Hendersonville, I can't think of any I'd put on the "avoid" list.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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That is an excellent point, it is indeed a tough task to compare two schools in different counties.
The origins of my request lie in an attempt to pick a rental house, one of which is zoned for Jack Anderson Elementary and located in Sumner county. The other is located in Wilson county and zoned for SCE.

The two houses appear to be somewhat similar both from price point, age, and square footage perspective.

Schools are the differentiating factors for us, all else being equal. That is why I was soliciting some input from others in this forum about the two schools.

Thanks for the input.

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I'm not sure how one could directly compare schools in different counties, given that no one has children attending both. Which is why a lot of people use the expedient of looking at test scores, which in most cases is more a reflection of the student body's demographics than the quality of teaching that goes on there.

Having said that, I am a SCE parent and have been happy with the school. But if we chose to move to Sumner County, I'd have no problem sending the kids to Jack Anderson. Of all the elementaries in Mt. Juliet or Hendersonville, I can't think of any I'd put on the "avoid" list.
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