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Old 04-07-2010, 12:42 AM
 
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Hi all! We are looking at moving to Williamson County. We have a daughter who will be starting Kindergarten this fall and her brother will follow in about 3 years so we are obviously concerned about schools. I've read good things about Lipscomb Elementary, but would love to hear your thoughts.

What is the best elementary school in Williamson County!

Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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You will probably get a lot of opinions about Brentwood schools. There seem to be more Brentwood-based posters on here than folks with experience out in the county or Franklin.
My kids either went to or go to Lipscomb, so I'll speak to that. To me, elementary schools should be judged by student population and the principal, because they make a lot of site-based decisions here and have the most influence on the school's culture.The Lipscomb principal is very involved and has a great vision for the school. Her kids go there, and a lot of teachers and principals from other area schools send their kids there. To me, that says a lot about Lipscomb because they can choose where their kids go.
Lipscomb is not as large (crowded) as some of the other schools. My older kids were well prepared for middle school, and in over a decade of involvement there we have had no major problems.
Edmonson's principal used to be the assistant at Lipscomb, and she is awesome. I've heard good things about Scales principal as well.
The only school leadership I've heard complaints about from friends are Kenrose and Grassland, based on the principal being more removed from the students.
You should visit the schools and meet the principal yourself to form the best opinion. How they receive you when you visit the school will say a lot.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:02 AM
 
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Everything I hear about Lipscomb and the principal is very positive. I'm leaning toward looking primarily in that zone. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:03 AM
 
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My children are at Edmondson and we love it. Edmondson has Spanish, an outdoor classroom, etc. It's not too big and has a great community feel. I have heard great things about Lipscomb also. I don't think you could go wrong with either one.
I have heard some concerns about Sunset. We decided not to look in the Sunset district when we were moving. We looked primarliy in Edmondson, Lipscomb, & Scales because we had heard the most good things about them.
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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What did you hear negative about sunset?
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:09 AM
 
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Both my kids went to Kenrose and they loved it! All the teachers were so engaged with the students. I never heard a negative thing about any of the teachers...like they were mean, unfair, treated some kids differently, etc. NEVER! I appreciated it's more diverse student population. Good luck in your search!
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:24 AM
 
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It shouldn't be a surprise, but overall the quality of the schools in Williamson County is closely tied to the economic status of the parents who are zoned to each school. Not all of Williamson County is wealthy. Some of the more rural schools don't have the same test results that some of the more suburban schools in Brentwood/Franklin have.
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