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Old 08-11-2008, 07:38 AM
Location: Deep Dirty South
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Okay, I've looked at some public school rankings websites and have used the search function to find out what I could on this site, but I am hoping that someone with experience can help me with some first-hand info.

I am now working in the town of Catskill. I am living up the mountain in the Village of Tannersville (part of the greater Town of Hunter.) But we cannot stay where we are--it's only a one-month lease and the place has issues. Plus, my car is old and I don't know how it will handle the winter commute.

So, I'm interested in livng in the valley but my main concern is the school my daughters will attend. They will be in 3rd and 4th grade, one in each.

I have heard many mixed things about the Catskill district. I have heard that Greenville schools are the best in the county, but it seems a little far to drive.

Can anyone comment on Cairo or Coxsackie schools, or compare any of the various districts in the county?

Heck, I'm also still looking for the right place to live. We really like it here, but I'm open and appreciative to any and all info, advice, suggestions, etc.

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Old 08-13-2008, 04:39 PM
Location: Raleigh
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Welcome to the area! My family and I just moved to N.C. last month from Durham.
I have two children who went to Durham Elementary. I can tell you that they came as close to getting a private school education as you can in public school. My son's 5th grade class had 24 students. The middle school/high school is still doing a good job for those students who want to achieve. The school has lost some of it's edge the last few years for reasons I can't get in to. However, I still believe that students with parents who are interested and involved will have children who do well.
Catskill has had it's share of problems the last few years.
Greenville does, I believe have the best option hands down, so far. However, for you being in Catskill, it may be a bit far for you. I think it depends on how far you are willing to drive to work. Then you can begin to focus on an area.
Best of luck what ever you decide.
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