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Old 01-07-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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We are looking for information on the best public schools in Bucks County as well as the towns/housing in those same areas. We'd like an older home rather than new construction and a little breathing room.

Any suggestions would be great. Thanks
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Old 01-07-2007, 01:01 PM
 
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Council Rock School District is one of the tops in the country. You can google Council Rock School District and see what areas the district covers. Among them are Newtown and Holland, both excellent.
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Old 01-11-2007, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Central Bucks
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Central Bucks School District is the most highly rated within Bucks County..but I recommend going to the PA State Education Website..to contrast & compare

If you want breathing room..I believe Palisades has the most rural setting..
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Old 01-12-2007, 12:31 AM
 
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About 6 years ago we moved up north from Florida.We live in Newtown, Pa and my daughter graduated from Council Rock Schools. They are excellent. The downtown area has a quaint village feel with unique shopping and restaurants. People are generally friendly and there is Tyler State Park close by. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:32 PM
 
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the number one school district in the Philidalphia area is new hope-solebury highschool (45 mins out of philly) in new hope PA. It was voted this number 1 last year. It is very small about 110 kids per grade an even less cloose to about 98 in most seinor classes. The teachers there tend to make sure that kids don't fail there and really go the extra mile. However new hope is very expensive to live in so if you cant aford it the central bucks schools are pretty good too.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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I always get a kick how many "thee best" school districts there are in the Philadlephia metro. 3 in this thread alone.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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I always get a kick how many "thee best" school districts there are in the Philadlephia metro. 3 in this thread alone.
Ha-Ha - funny.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:21 AM
 
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That is pretty funny. I guess when you have really good schools located close together, it depends on what criteria you use to determine which is "best" for what purpose.

Best in class size?
Best in teacher qualification?
Best in test results?
Best in special educations?
Best in resources and activities?
Pennsylvania Department of Education – Academic Achievement Report
Accountability: Report Card Main (http://www.pde.state.pa.us/pas/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=95497 - broken link)
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/SUSE/IC...seidenfeld.pdf
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:30 AM
 
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And what are you looking for? Not too many small schools except for Palisades. Two other comparison sites are SchoolMatters - Home and this one: https://apcourseaudit.epiconline.org/ledger/ where you can plug in a High School and compare number/type of AP classes that are offered.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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hi I am moving from Va, Beach to that area as well and have been researching schools like crazy. You can go to a schools website and it will show you the scores for No child Left behind and see what schools are keeping up....then I found this incredible list that was posted last year - the link is www.capsmer.org/news-release_philly_mag.cfm (http://www.capsmer.org/news-release_philly_mag.cfm - broken link) If the link doesnt work, search for Philadelphias Magazine names top 50 schools...this has been really helpful for me...
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