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Old 12-27-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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We may have a chance to move to Tucson from New England area. We are worried about schools in Tucson. We will be first looking for elementary schools but would like to buy in a school district which has excellent options till highschool level. Areas with younger family and good shopping and other options will be good too.

Job will be in Univ of Arizona. What are the areas we should look at. From reading online, Catalina foothills area seem good.

Which elementary school is the best recommended? If schools + low crime area and commute to UofA are our only concerns where would be recommend?
If some one can comment on specific schools elementary, middle and high which are most recommended that would be great too.

Anyone else who moves from New England to Tucson? How did you find the Tucson schools in comparison to the excellent public schools in New England?
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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We may have a chance to move to Tucson from New England area. We are worried about schools in Tucson. We will be first looking for elementary schools but would like to buy in a school district which has excellent options till highschool level. Areas with younger family and good shopping and other options will be good too.

Job will be in Univ of Arizona. What are the areas we should look at. From reading online, Catalina foothills area seem good.

Which elementary school is the best recommended? If schools + low crime area and commute to UofA are our only concerns where would be recommend?
If some one can comment on specific schools elementary, middle and high which are most recommended that would be great too.

Anyone else who moves from New England to Tucson? How did you find the Tucson schools in comparison to the excellent public schools in New England?
Foothills & Vail both have excellent reputations.

Ken
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Oro Valley AZ.
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We may have a chance to move to Tucson from New England area. We are worried about schools in Tucson. We will be first looking for elementary schools but would like to buy in a school district which has excellent options till highschool level. Areas with younger family and good shopping and other options will be good too.

Job will be in Univ of Arizona. What are the areas we should look at. From reading online, Catalina foothills area seem good.

Which elementary school is the best recommended? If schools + low crime area and commute to UofA are our only concerns where would be recommend?
If some one can comment on specific schools elementary, middle and high which are most recommended that would be great too.

Anyone else who moves from New England to Tucson? How did you find the Tucson schools in comparison to the excellent public schools in New England?
The Foothills is a beautiful area to live in and would certainly provide the easiest commute to the UofA. I can't make specific recomendations for schools but here is the link for the Foothills Schools (District 16)
Catalina School District

For areas with younger families and good shopping Oro Valley might suit your needs, but depending on where you live in Oro Valley can be a rough commute to UofA depending on time of day. My children went to Copper Creek Elementary and I was very happy with the school, there is a second, newer school Wilson K-8.

Any of the schools can be checked at,Arizona Department of Education and Great Schools. I know there are several of our posters here that are new to Tucson and have recently started their children in the Foothills district, so hopefully they will chime in.

Christmas day was 70 degrees and sunny here, takes some getting used to.

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Old 12-28-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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Thank you for the posts- Rick and LordBalfor.

I saw online that Canyon View Elementary and Manzanita are good. Anyone have any experiences or comparisons of these? Which middle schools would kids go to from there?

Ideally I would like a house with mountain views upclose and less that 450K. Will that be something that would work out? Any negatives about living closer to mountains?

Hope to hear more suggestions.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Oro Valley AZ.
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Thank you for the posts- Rick and LordBalfor.

I saw online that Canyon View Elementary and Manzanita are good. Anyone have any experiences or comparisons of these? Which middle schools would kids go to from there?

Ideally I would like a house with mountain views upclose and less that 450K. Will that be something that would work out? Any negatives about living closer to mountains?

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See Christmas Critter post! And actually the poster Brooks2007, is one of our posters I mentioned previosuly, she is new to Tucson and just moved into the Foothills area, might get her input on the schools from a newcomers perspective.
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