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Old 06-09-2006, 09:33 PM
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Hi, I am only interested in these counties..although will listen to other comments regarding Lehigh Valley

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Old 06-10-2006, 09:59 AM
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boston girl....according to great schools "dot net" Central Bucks is a blue ribbon school district....thats why we like doyles town. Also one more is also blue ribbon....its also in bucks county. Also another website that is run by "Standard and Poors" called "School Matters "Dot com" will also give you test scores. Bucks seems to be great....but the Parkland school district and also the east penn in the lehigh valley are excellent...if you go to "en "dot" wikedpedia" Dot ORG, and look up the Parkland school district in Lehigh, this is what they have to say....

"Parkland School District lies just outside of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States.

The district is comprised of 10 schools, Parkland High School, Orefield Middle School, Springhouse middle school, Kratzer Elementary, Schnecksville Elementary, Ironton Elementary, Fogelsville Elementary, Kernsville Elementary, Cetronia Elementary, and Parkway Manor Elementary.

The district is reputed throughout the state as one of the state's largest and most prosperous school districts. Students enjoy a multi-million dollar budget, which makes a Parkland education comparable in opportunities to many private schools.

With 3,100 students, Parkland High School is one of the largest high schools in the Lehigh Valley region.

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkland_School_District""

And also this is what they have to say about East Penn:

East Penn is noted for its academic excellence. As of the Class of 1999, 68% of Emmaus High School graduates attended four-year colleges or universities, 9% attended two-year colleges and 5% entered business, nursing or technical schools for a total of 82 percent seeking higher education following graduation.

I prefer the Parkland if we plan on doing a relo to pa.

As Far as Bucks...Central Bucks..is a handsdown favorite..but it appears to be extremely pricey...but this is what they have to say

"Central Bucks School District is located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is the third largest school district in Pennsylvania. It consists of fifteen Elementary Schools, five Middle Schools, and three High Schools. Its superintendent is N. Robert Laws the V; the Assistant Superintendent is William H. Walter, Ed.D. Central Bucks students ranked in the top three percent in state testing data in 2004. The district was named a Top Performing District by Sandard & Poors, and was given the "Ambassador" award by the Chamber of Commerce."
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:23 PM
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Default thanks so much

This info is very helpful. I've looked at 2 of the sites you mentioned-
Did you decide yet where you want to live? we are going in 2 weeks to check things out.

PS. I heard a lot about the Parkland school district, i just wasn't sure if its a hike to get to
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:55 PM
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Default Can you tell me the names of the towns

Hi, what towns are good in the Parkland School District?
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Old 06-13-2006, 01:17 PM
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I am not sure but if you look it up, I just went to LEHIGH VALLEY "Dot org"..and if you go to the maps section on school districts and see where they land on the lehigh valley area, and then go back and click on towns...I think you can figure out what towns are in parkland.

Plus another thing...the eastern point of montgomery is another area that we are also looking into (it borders bucks to the west)...you may want to consider that area...alot of blue ribbons there as well)..Upper dublin is one, and the upper perkioment is another....
"The Upper Perkiomen School District has an excellent reputation throughout Pennsylvania and the nation. It has four schools -- two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school -- serving approximately 3,500 students. Each of the four schools has been recognized by the United States Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School, its highest award of excellence; very few school districts in the nation have had all of their schools designated as blue ribbon schools."

I am actually amazed at the great quality of education..seems like every county has at least two districts that are "worth bragging about"....

As far as bucks county, our decision to focus there is for the "just in case factor" in case things dont work out in the lehigh valley area..at least we have positioned ourself to be close to princeton, nj and also philly.
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Old 09-19-2006, 09:13 AM
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Default Upper Perkiomen School

Upper Perk does indeed have all 4 schools in the Blue Ribbon classification.
Opportunity abounds there and the only limit to achievements is the limitations of the students themselves. The area is Rural and the average teacher to student ratio is about 16:1. Many kids have gotten scholarships and are on honor rolls, it seems to be the culture there. In any school a student has the chance to excel or not but in Upper Perk and as in other good schools the opportunity to grow into their goals in available and encourage
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