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Old 01-08-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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I am real estate hunting...have been for some time, found a great home on W Santa Clara, in Santa Ana, and one in Fullerton on W Ash...trying to find a great vintage home, on a nice street (neighborhood) with decent schools..6 kids! Any help or advice?? Thank you.
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Anaheim
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I am real estate hunting...have been for some time, found a great home on W Santa Clara, in Santa Ana, and one in Fullerton on W Ash...trying to find a great vintage home, on a nice street (neighborhood) with decent schools..6 kids! Any help or advice?? Thank you.
Can't say much about the schools in Santa Ana, because I don't know, but pretty much anywhere on Santa Clara Avenue is great. I love that neighborhood!
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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If you are in Floral Park on Santa Clara, it is great. Floral Park is the nicest neighbrohood in all of Orange COunty inmy opinion. If it is Santa Clara the other way, you are looking at Park Santiago. Park Santiago is pretty nice. It is not quite as nice as Floral Park and the elementary school there (hoover) is awful. Do nto got to Hoover, find another school. You need to find out what neighbrohood you are in.

At to schools . . . Santa Ana schools are generally poor performing. That is becasue a large percentage of the population does nto speak english.

You can find decent options if you work at it. John Muir was not bad. Villa middle school or Mendez Middle school are pretty good. Orange County High School of the arts is a very very good school if oyu cna get in (not sports there though). Thay also have a middle school. They also have a connected elementary, but I do not know if it is any good. Middle College is also a good high school. The elementary school for Floral Park is decent.

If you have the money, there are good private school options. We loved El Durado School in Orange. Expensive but absolutely wonderful. Mater Dei in Santa Ana is a decent school and great for sports.

Troy high school in Fullerton is execellent, but hard to get into and very competitve.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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Thanks! The listing is in Floral Park, is it hard to place your kids in the better school if your not zoned for it? that's my fear...We are also looking in Fullerton, great house but again, the zoned schools are not so great, I want to get them in elsewhere up the road...Also on the OC arts school, is there a long waiting list, and does it cost? My 7th grader is A+ district honor roll here, and plays guitar, all my kids are great students...Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it, you have given me advice in past posts and it was very helpful, thank you!
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Getting into other schools was no problem for us. USe the fundamental schools. You have to sign a contract and do a minimal amount of volunteer work (unless they changed the rules). Aside from the funadmental schools and the elementary that serves Floral park. Stay out of the S.A. public school system excpet the charter schools.

OCHSA admission is based on talent more than grades, but their academic performance is superior. Our older kids had no problem getting in. One was admitted for voice, clarinet, and Musical theater; the other for voice and creative writing. It cost somewhere around $3000 per year for workshop fees or somesuch. You ALso must do some volunteer work. They have a longer school day than regular schools.

OCHSA is supposed to take a certain number of students from within the Santa ANa school district and they used to have difficulty meeting that quota. It meant that Santa Ana kids had an edge in getting in. I am not sure if that is still true, but I would be willing to bet that it is.

If you choose Floral Park, PM me and I will try to get you in touch with some people in your neighborhood. Lots of nice people live there.

Keep in mind, Santa Ana isover 80% Latino. If that bothers you, move to south county instead.
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