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Old 10-10-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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Hello,
I am relocating in two months to the Raleigh area, can someone suggest some good school districts. Elementary or Middle schools.
Thanks!
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Unfortunately it doesn't work like that in Wake County. It's all one large district, encompassing multiple towns and cities. Without going into serious detail, the school board moves children around the county's schools every year (but not the same children every year) to make them all balanced in an attempt to make no one area's schools better than the other. They also offer special programs like year round schools and magnets to draw people from one side of town to the other. Where you live doesn't have a lot to do with where you end up going to school. Now, some people question whether this works or not, but that's a different topic.

There are many, many threads on this forum about schools. Search "wcpss" and plan to spend a good amount of time reading.

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Old 10-10-2008, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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You can get some information on individual schools from ncreportcard.com. There is no guarantee that you will not be changing schools at any point in the future, though, so don't base your decision on where to live 100% on the school of your choice.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Pittsboro, NC
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Chapel Hill / Carrboro city schools are ranked amongst the best in the state, if not the best. You might want to consider this area - also where UNC Chapel Hill is located. My children both attend Carrboro Elementary and are in the English / Spanish dual language program (only one of its kind around ... that I am aware of - a model for other programs in the U.S.). I am not moving out of the area, but just out of my neighborhood that is very family friendly (lots of shool age children) and is walking distance to school, farmer's market, downtown Carrboro, local parks, shops, coffee, etc...

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Old 10-13-2008, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Where will you be working? Wake County is very large:-)
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