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Old 04-17-2010, 09:22 AM
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Hi, my husband is relocating us from St. Johns County, FL to the Orlando and surrounding area. We have 3 boys: ages eight, six, and three. We are trying to learn which are the best schools to consider. They are currently in an A -rated school area we would like to keep it the same. My oldest son is in the advanced-studies program here. The three boys are also active in sports.

We would consider public, private, religious as long as the quality was excellent.

We greatly do appreciate any feedback.

Thank you so much.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:30 AM
Location: Orlando - South
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most of the elementary schools in the Orlando area are A rated. But you gotta factor in middle and high school too since that's where they will be going before you know it. You will find good schools in all of Seminole county, Most of orange county with the exception of pine hills, oak ridge, parts of ocoee, azelea park and parts of union park. Parts of lake county has good schools like clermont, and I wouldn't recommend Osceola county for schools, maybe with the exception of the harmony area.
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:03 AM
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
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Sold a home to a a young couple with a young child starting school in the next couple of years, the young man does numbers break down for Seminole County Schools. They moved into the Wekiva Springs area because of Sabal Point Elementary School, it has the best numbers breakdown; middle and high aren't bad either.

Don't forget Lake Mary or Winter Springs.

Hope this helps,
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:21 AM
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Oviedo, Lake Mary, or Winter Springs. Stay out of Orange County.
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:34 AM
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Park Maitland School, Dommerich Middle, Winter Park High
Park Maitland School, Seminole County Public Schools
Park Maitland School, Trinity Prep
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:15 PM
Location: NYC/Orlando
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The Dr. Phillips area has some great schools. Both Dr. Phillips Elementary and Bay Meadows Elementary have been A schools for the past 6 years (the data didn't go beyond that), and Sand Lake Elementary, the new school in the area, has been an A school since it was built 3 years ago. If you're open to a private school Montessori World School is in that area and the Montessori method is excellent for younger children.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:59 AM
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What are the best schools in Orlando for all grades I got children of different ages planning to move to Florida from New York
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:10 PM
Location: Windermere
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Check out Windermere as well...Windermere Elementary is A rated and I hear great things about Bridgewater Middle. West Orange High is A rated as well now, but you still have the option of Dr. Phillips Magnet program for high school if you decided that was a better fit.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:14 PM
Location: Thornton Park, Orlando
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Look at the magnet schools in Orange.

Personally, we are zoned for Hillcrest Elementary ('A' school and foreign language magnet), Howard Middle ('A' school and performing arts magnet)....... and then plan to skip our zoned high school, Edgewater (not horrible, but not great), and instead do Boone High (magnet school and actually closer to downtown than Edgewater). I have one child in Hillcrest now and LOVE it and another at Boone and LOVE it.

I live downtown, and these schools are the best fit for me. My point, though, is that you have *many* school options for all ages. You just have to research and plan.
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