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Old 05-15-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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Good morning everyone,

My family is moving to Granville County over the summer and I am curious as to the prevailing opinion of the safety and quality of the school system in the area.

Thanks!
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:32 AM
 
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My kids, ages 6 and 9, attend Wilton Elementary which is in the Granville County school system. Wilton is one of the best elementary schools in the county and my kids are thriving. We actually bought our home based on the base school being Wilton. I currently have not had my own personal experience of Hawley Middle School nor any of the high schools. To me those are mixed bags as I hear varied opinions. Our principal from Wilton moved to Hawley Middle this year and I think that will have only a positive effect on Hawley and where it is today. We have not been redistricted nor any plans for that in the future. There is a brand new elementary and I think a middle school as well being built a few miles from Wilton that is suppose to open in the 2011-2012 year due to growth. This will be a good change to help with some overcrowding.

I can wholeheartedly tell you that I have had only positive experiences at Wilton Elementary which is K-5. We actually moved from Wake County schools 2 years ago and although some thought we were crazy this was a really good move for us. We are glad to be out of the redistricting mess that we experienced.

Hopefully someone else can chime in about the other schools that have REAL EXPERIENCES attending them rather than what they have heard.

Where will you be moving to in Granville County?
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:47 AM
 
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Thank you for your reply K. It is nice to hear something positive from someone with experience. I have heard nothing but negative things from people who do not have children in the Granville County school system.

We're moving to a home off Enon road.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:10 AM
 
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Do you know which school your kids will be going to?
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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It looks like my son will be going to North Granville Middle.

My daughter is just 3, so we don't have to worry about public schools for her just yet.
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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I'm not familiar with the ones that are in Oxford. Sometimes how great a school experience is often is based on what you bring to it. I know that the Oxford schools struggle but so much of your child's education has to do with parent involvement both in and out of school.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:30 AM
 
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K, that is so true. Thanks again for weighing in on the topic! Anyone else out there have an opinion?
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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My firsthand experience is with Hawley Middle and a nephew we have been taking care of. I would never send my kid there. I don't think the quality of education is the problem (any more or less than other public schools - look up the test scores online). The children themselves demonstrate exceptionally disturbing behaviour, up to and including dry humping each other at school dances. There seems to be a lot of racial issues and bullying, at least in the opinion of my white relative who moved here from New England - he's one of the biggest kids in the school, so he's not being bullied. Rather, he witnesses it and this is what he's relayed to me.

I have *heard* positive things about Mt Energy and Wilton Elementary from other area moms, including some who are school teachers elsewhere.
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