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Old 08-20-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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Hi! Officially relocating to New Windsor area and seriously considering Dutchess County. My husband's territory will include both Orange and Dutchess counties. I see that property taxes appear to be lower in Dutchess county. How are the schools in the Beakin/Fishkill/Hopewell Junction area?

Thanks so much! Everyone on here is always so helpful!!! BTW, relocating from Syracuse, so we are very much used to crazy taxes, but wouldn't mind a bit of a break!!
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Auckland, NZ
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I recall you posted a thread a few weeks back about moving to the area. Schools in the places that you named are good. Nothing to worry about. Just remember that your husband will have to cross a bridge and then some to get to his job site in New Windsor, which can be painful during big storms.

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Old 08-21-2011, 01:40 PM
 
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Great memory! Thank you, Dreamshot!! I have since found out that he will also be covering Dutchess County.....
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Dutchess County
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Not sure if you moved yet, but preferred school districts do not include Beacon, due to low scholastic scores. Wappingers has higher scores than Beacon, however Arligton is the most "sought after" school district in Dutchess. If you need more info, feel free to inbox me and I'll try to help you out if I can.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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Just be ready for huge school tax increases every year.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:48 AM
 
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arlington all the way...hands down. Lived in the school district before kids from 1998-2010..the best school feeder route is.

Vail Farm-Unionvale-Arlington high school. Still have our main home up there took barely anytime for a renter to swoop in and grab it..they dont plan on leaving soon. If you must do wappingers schools...stay close to the taconic...start of with gayhead elementry....not sure what the feed schools are..but anothing in wappingers closer to route 9 gets dicey. Beacon..HECK NO. dont think about it, dont bother.

As a sidenote, I have "heard" cornwall schools on the other side of the bridge are lovely.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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If you look at Wappingers-Look for the Fishkill, Van Wyck, John Jay Feeder. I know personally from having all three kids go this route-that Fishkill is a family centered school. When school budgets don't pass-they still get field trips because they can WALK to LOT of historic places, banks, village hall, fire house. As to Arlington-Only school I wouldn't recommend is Arthur S. May-I worked for close to 20 years for the district. Now I work for Beacon-and I can say the school of choice for elementary there would be JV Forrestal. Beacon isn't a bad district-the teachers do a good job-it's students and their home environment that bring issues into the schools. Any school can have those issues and they all do around here. I've lived here my whole life and been working in the school districts here since 86.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:46 AM
 
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...I second camping mom....I forgot which one would come after van Wyck (high school). Correct me if I am wrong..does gayhead go to van wyck? I have friends who are pleased with that school (although its big). But I love hopewell...there is a really cool vibe.
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