U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Orlando
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 09-19-2007, 01:16 PM
 
5 posts, read 30,975 times
Reputation: 13

Advertisements

I may be relocating to the Orlando area next summer, and wanted to get the locals' opinions on the best schools in Orange County? I would prefer info that includes elementary schools and their feeder schools from middle to high school. I have looked at the k-12 grade breakdown on the various public school websites --- this is great for numbers, but I also sub at schools, so I'd like locals' comments on how their top choice school is run, as well. Any info is greatly appreciated!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-20-2007, 07:35 AM
 
27 posts, read 97,317 times
Reputation: 16
I think its sad to say but probably best you know the old saying "If you have nothing nice to say then say nothing at all" Well, I waited to see if anyone would respond, but it hjust goes to show Orange County is not respected at all for their school system much less anything else. Don't get me wrong their are excellent things in Orange county I love it for many reasons, just none you want to discuss so.....

Seminole county is noteworthy of excellent schools, but remember there are always going to be rich people loving themselves lol. Really the prices and $ in Seminole county is the reason such a small county has a good system because there is definitely big bucks out there.

I prefer South Lake County. Of course I am a little bias since I moved out here but it is nice, laid back A rated schools and the cost of living is still resonable. My daughter goes to Groveland Elem. and it is absolutely wonderfully ran! So organized, I was surprised having workedin the school system myself for many years, I can not complain. Another note the pay is higher in Lake county for Sub.s, Assistants, teachers, aides, and teachers. My girlfriend made $4,000 more with the same experience moving to a Lake county school vs. an Orange County School and she loves it. The schools are also all newer considering it is an up and coming big city.

The movie theater, mall, Darden Restaraunts (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, etc..) will all be finished in just months. The new big out door mall has just opened 10 minutes away in Winter garden and your only 20 minutes from Disney.

Good Luck.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-25-2007, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Florida
3 posts, read 10,785 times
Reputation: 10
Default Coming to Groveland

Stephanie...i may be moving to groveland next month depending on a house offer. And my daughters will attend groveland elementary? I am a native floridian but don't know anything about Groveland....You said the city was up and coming?? We are hoping for that. Are there decent parks nearby or recreation for young kids? What s/d do you live in??
Jenny
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-25-2007, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Beautiful SC
78 posts, read 283,317 times
Reputation: 42
If I HAD to choose a school in Orange County, I'd stick with schools that feed into Winter Park HS, maybe Dr Phillips or Olympia HS. I wouldn't even consider anything else.

Check out Seminole county if you can...far better. Good luck.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-25-2007, 09:41 PM
 
27 posts, read 97,317 times
Reputation: 16
the south lake area is up and coming Groveland itself has some work to do but they are doing it. Good thing its just 3 miles out of groveland either way.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-26-2007, 11:49 PM
 
14 posts, read 117,685 times
Reputation: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by StephanieScrapbooks View Post
I think its sad to say but probably best you know the old saying "If you have nothing nice to say then say nothing at all" Well, I waited to see if anyone would respond, but it hjust goes to show Orange County is not respected at all for their school system much less anything else. Don't get me wrong their are excellent things in Orange county I love it for many reasons, just none you want to discuss so.....

Seminole county is noteworthy of excellent schools, but remember there are always going to be rich people loving themselves lol. Really the prices and $ in Seminole county is the reason such a small county has a good system because there is definitely big bucks out there.

I prefer South Lake County. Of course I am a little bias since I moved out here but it is nice, laid back A rated schools and the cost of living is still resonable. My daughter goes to Groveland Elem. and it is absolutely wonderfully ran! So organized, I was surprised having workedin the school system myself for many years, I can not complain. Another note the pay is higher in Lake county for Sub.s, Assistants, teachers, aides, and teachers. My girlfriend made $4,000 more with the same experience moving to a Lake county school vs. an Orange County School and she loves it. The schools are also all newer considering it is an up and coming big city.

The movie theater, mall, Darden Restaraunts (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, etc..) will all be finished in just months. The new big out door mall has just opened 10 minutes away in Winter garden and your only 20 minutes from Disney.

Good Luck.
Orange County schools pay teachers more than Lake County. The Winter Park High School district has the International Baccalaureate program at the middle school level [Glenridge Middle school] in Baldwin Park as well as Winter Park high. University High and Cypress Creek High also have the IB program. Over half the schools in Orange County are "A" rated. http://www.fldoe.org/eias/eiaspubs/pdf/tchsal06.pdf
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Orlando

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top