U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Washington > Seattle area
 [Register]
Seattle area Seattle and King County Suburbs
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-15-2011, 11:18 PM
 
11 posts, read 15,511 times
Reputation: 17

Advertisements

Im a single mother of three boys looking to get out of las vegas... schools suck here..and having teenagers in las vegas is turning out terrible. Any places to give me a head start would be great! im going to be leaving las vegas in feb! thanks
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-16-2011, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas Nevada
43 posts, read 110,761 times
Reputation: 30
Hi, I definitely understand how you feel. I am in Las Vegas as well and absolutely am disgusted with this place however my children aren't quite teenagers yet. I will actually be moving the first week of May however I'm undecided as to where although there a few places on our list. Check out my posts there are some nice people on here that have gave me some great info and I've also asked a member on my last thread to inform me of the differences between Seattle and Vegas considering we want completely opposite!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-16-2011, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Capital Hill
1,600 posts, read 3,023,967 times
Reputation: 845
First of all, Seattle also has a very bad reputation with their public schools, so you had better do a little reseach first to see if you really want to move here, if schools in Las Vegas is your problem. You could be just jumping from one fire into even a larger fire. Also, teenagers can be a problem, no matter where they go. If they are a problem in Las Vegas I'm sure they will soon figure out how to make themselves a problem in Seatte.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-16-2011, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas Nevada
43 posts, read 110,761 times
Reputation: 30
First of all, lol it's always funny to hear that... the only thing missing is the eye rolling. Vinylly Las Vegas has 1 school district which is Clark County and it is really sad. Education is not that big in Las Vegas verses Washington simply because in Vegas it's not what you know but who you know. I don't think she said her boys are a problem, the problem is Vegas is not a place that anyone in there right state of mind should want to raise children although some people may love it and have you ever been to Las Vegas Nevada?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-16-2011, 01:41 AM
 
7,760 posts, read 15,208,967 times
Reputation: 10441
In LV, it's harder to convince the teens the value of graduating HS when they see their (drop-out) friends working a Hotel Parking Valet job and earning 65K. The size of the school district in LV is **huuugeee* being the 5th largest in the US. I would have to say that parents in Seattle Public (the district) has a much more power hold than the LV parents and that it's easier to be pro-active in Seattle than LV.

Tiffy, there are many threads you can research upon and find your answers. If there still isn't a specific question answer, ask away.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-16-2011, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
29,097 posts, read 25,042,283 times
Reputation: 6128
Seattle School district was one of the last districts to end forced busing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parents...District_No._1
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-16-2011, 07:04 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
40,744 posts, read 72,783,104 times
Reputation: 50306
The Seattle District has had serious management problems, and with a few exceptions the schools are not nearly as good as those in outlying suburban areas. Still, they will be better than those in Las Vegas. If you are concerned about the education of your kids, there are more affordable suburbs of Seattle with better schools. There are many threads already on this. In general the best schools are in the most expensive areas, such as Mercer Island and Bellevue, Sammamish and Issaquah. Places like Auburn, parts of Renton, Edmonds, Shoreline and Bothell have good schools and lower rents.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-16-2011, 11:15 AM
 
11 posts, read 15,511 times
Reputation: 17
my children arent bad....i want them outta here before they get that way...education in las vegas is something that vegas can careless about. i dont want them to hate school drop out to be 2nd generation casino employees
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-16-2011, 11:24 AM
 
11 posts, read 15,511 times
Reputation: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by MDPP View Post
Hi, I definitely understand how you feel. I am in Las Vegas as well and absolutely am disgusted with this place however my children aren't quite teenagers yet. I will actually be moving the first week of May however I'm undecided as to where although there a few places on our list. Check out my posts there are some nice people on here that have gave me some great info and I've also asked a member on my last thread to inform me of the differences between Seattle and Vegas considering we want completely opposite!

yay im glad someone else understands where im coming from!!! Vegas is not for your kids no matter how old they are!..yes i will search some of your threads..thanks for understanding!!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-16-2011, 11:28 AM
 
11 posts, read 15,511 times
Reputation: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hemlock140 View Post
The Seattle District has had serious management problems, and with a few exceptions the schools are not nearly as good as those in outlying suburban areas. Still, they will be better than those in Las Vegas. If you are concerned about the education of your kids, there are more affordable suburbs of Seattle with better schools. There are many threads already on this. In general the best schools are in the most expensive areas, such as Mercer Island and Bellevue, Sammamish and Issaquah. Places like Auburn, parts of Renton, Edmonds, Shoreline and Bothell have good schools and lower rents.

Thanks for the info! i will look into these places
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Washington > Seattle area

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:22 AM.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top