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Old 09-17-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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Hi all.

My job has lead me to a transfer in the Hillsboro/Beaverton area. The area is very nice and I am looking forward to the family moving up as soon as we decide on a house. We have a short list of houses now, and am trying to get more info on the two different middle schools that these houses lay in.

Stoller and Cedar park. Both schools seem like good schools. Stoller seems a little better, but Cedar Park still looks like a great school. Can any parents/teachers/etc chim in on the differences in general culture/programs/quality?

We are moving from the Sacramento/Orangevale area schools vs the beaverton school district, so any comparison there would be nice as well.

Thanks!
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:04 PM
 
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Both Stoller and Cedar Park are good schools. The kids are from households with parents of the professional class and there will always be a sizeable group of high-achieving kids. Stoller has the edge in rankings. You also have other public school options such as the Summa programs which are based in the regular middle schools (There will be one in Stoller from this year I believe) and are open to kids who score 97 percentile (??) or higher in standardized tests. I wouldn't know how that will work in the case of someone who is moving from out of state. You should call BSD..
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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I also remembered seeing something that named Beaverton the best city in the US to raise a family.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I would be wary of anyone's claim that there is a "best city", anywhere.

At a certain point it is a parent's involvement with the child that makes the difference in academic achievement. Principals move, staff retire, there are no guarantees that going forward they will work together harmoniously. I see nothing wrong with your options, I believe that either of those schools (based on data) will be suitable.
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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Thank you for the feedback.
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