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Old 02-19-2010, 10:02 AM
 
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Hi all,

I have been going through the "fun" process of registering my daughter in the Wake county system for kindegarten next year.

Our base school is Cary Elementary and nearest magnet school is Farmington Woods Elementary. Adams Elementary is the year-round option.

Does anyone have experiences with any of those schools, good or bad?

From what little I can dig up online and talking to mom friends, I think any of them would be fine, but I thought it would be good to check here too

My daughter is very bright, lots of imagination, very outgoing, loves to make friends.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I think I might have responded to you on another forum on this topic, but just in case: We are at Cary Elementary and I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about it! I LOVE IT! It's a small, diverse neighborhood school with only 500 children. hardly any reassignments. Small classes (my child's 3rd grade class only has 18 children and a very wonder and involved teacher). New facility, wonderful principal and support staff!
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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Strange. . . . . I was just about to post a similar thread. . . . Mind if I tag along?

I registered my son for kindergarten yesterday. Our base school is Yates Mill, our magnet option is Combs, and our year-round option is Adams.

As far as test scores are concerned, Adams is head and shoulders above the other two, but Adams would be less convenient for us as we live down by Lake Wheeler. Any comments?
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Virginia (again)
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I've heard great things about Farmington Woods, but I've also heard it's very popular and therefore hard to get into.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:53 PM
 
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Do you have to go to your assigned school? Or can you enroll them in a different school that is not in the same “zone” you live in??
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:13 PM
 
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You have to go to your zoned school unless you gain admittance to a magnet school via the lottery or can prove a hardship to transfer to another school. Hardship transfers are very rare.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:14 PM
 
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I just saw that you are a teacher. If you teach in WCPSS, you could petition for your kids to join you.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:56 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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yes, if you're a teacher in Wake County your kids can go to school where you teach, however WCPSS no longer kids to stay on the track of that school - ie you're going back to your base school zone for middle and high school.
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