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Old 02-09-2011, 10:59 AM
 
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hi - looking at the Wake Forest area and noticed some homes have schools assigned to them that are in Franklin County. This might be a bit naive, but why are there some assignments in a different county? Does anyone have any info/thoughts on these Franklin schools?
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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hi - looking at the Wake Forest area and noticed some homes have schools assigned to them that are in Franklin County. This might be a bit naive, but why are there some assignments in a different county? Does anyone have any info/thoughts on these Franklin schools?

The places you're looking in are also not in Wake County. Even if it says "Wake Forest", it's still not in Wake County. There might be some Granville County houses that are listed Wake Forest as well.

Franklin schools are not as good as those in Wake. I know, I taught in a couple of them.

I hope nobody down in Bunn bashes me, but it's true.

As a kid, I lived in Wake Co, and for a brief time, in Franklin Co.. then we moved back to Wake.

I was about a year ahead of the kids in Franklin Co. It was boring.

Now, mind you, things are more evened out with the EOGs being basically taught to the kids instead of an interesting, thought-provoking curriculum... but... yeah... Wake Schools are better.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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Yes, as mentioned, some homes in WF are in Granville, and this means Creedmoor schools. I was looking at a Northern WF neighborhood and so did some research on this and was told that the k-8 schools are good, hs's not as good as wake - for what it's worth.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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thanks for the info...very helpful!
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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Wow, I actually thought that all of Wake Forest was Wake county.

If you are looking into the schools, please be aware that most are year round (I was shocked when I found that one out, But it is growing on me)
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:42 PM
 
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Just shows that I am not a very informed citizen. I have lived in Wake Forest for almost 20 years and didn't know that a small part of the town was in Franklin County. While the Town of Wake Forest does say that a small portion is in Franklin County, I couldn't find any evidence on the internet that any of the actual town limits are inside Granville County.

In looking it up, I found this interesting post from NRG just before I joined City-Data that says the Wake-Franklin county line was changed in 2008 and some people that thought they were in one county actually ended up in the other.
//www.city-data.com/forum/ralei...-franklin.html
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:48 AM
 
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Withe some areas the border Wake Forest, it's no that a portion of the town is with Wake Forest. It's that they are so small that they don't have a post office (or sometimes even names) of their own. Though they are in Granville or Franklin County, they are serviced by a Wake Forest post office, and thus have a Wake Forest address.

I think the most unusual case I've seen is an area at the Greene/Wayne County border, that has a Lenoir County (LaGrange) address. Speaking of LaGrange depending on where you live you might go to school in any 3 of those counties and 4 different high schools though there's almost nothing there, just a spread out zip code.
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:38 AM
 
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Same with Chapel Hill zip code in Chatham County (areas served by Chapel Hill post office). They attend Chatham schools instead.
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:25 PM
 
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I have a coworker who is on the Franklin side of the line and is moving to be on the Wake County side before his kids enter school. His wife is a teacher and is changing school districts too. To me that speaks volumes...
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Old 12-25-2016, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Same with Chapel Hill zip code in Chatham County (areas served by Chapel Hill post office). They attend Chatham schools instead.
Chapel Hill address can be in CHCCS, Chatham County, Orange County, or Durham County schools. You can also be within the city-limits of Chapel Hill but be in Durham County (and thus Durham County schools; county lines are stronger than city-lines). I happen to live in that small enclave!

Mailing addresses mean very little.
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