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Old 05-01-2015, 08:31 AM
 
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In search of advice. We are a family of 5, possibly looking to relocate to Jupiter Florida from PA. Wondering about the schools in Jupiter, since we have three kids who are in school. From what I've been reading, the reviews sound good. Looking to move from the northeast to get away from the snow and cold, and visited Jupiter recently and just loved it! Also looking for great neighborhood with lots of kids. Our budget would be between $600-$750k. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:10 PM
 
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Hi!

We are in DE - moving to Jupiter at the end of the school year. Based on my research, if I were you, I would look at Abacoa - tons of kids and good schools. Another option is Prado, but I'm not sure what the school feeder situation is.

After this winter, I cannot wait to get down there! My husband has been working down there for a month and is loving it - a happier, more active lifestyle awaits. (Yes - I know it will be sweltering in the summer. Then, we will go in the pool. We barely left the house from Nov - April, so I can deal with a few months of heat.)

Feel free to message me separately - I am happy to share my unbiased findings...

Good luck!
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:48 PM
 
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:59 AM
 
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In search of advice. We are a family of 5, possibly looking to relocate to Jupiter Florida from PA. Wondering about the schools in Jupiter, since we have three kids who are in school. From what I've been reading, the reviews sound good. Looking to move from the northeast to get away from the snow and cold, and visited Jupiter recently and just loved it! Also looking for great neighborhood with lots of kids. Our budget would be between $600-$750k. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
Also check out Egrets Landing and Rialto.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:20 AM
 
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Thank you for your replies. I will check out Abacoa, Egrets Landing and Rialto. Any others? Also, any experience with the Jupiter Elementary, Middle or High School, since we would have one child at each school. Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:26 PM
 
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No personal experience but I heard from some people that the schools are really good.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:36 AM
 
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Question- a little confused about Jupiter High School. I'm reading that it's a magnet school?! What does that mean? Does a child have to be accepted to go there? Or are neighborhoods assagined schools depending on where they are located? That's what I'm used to here in PA. Thanks!
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Old 05-08-2015, 04:07 PM
 
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Question- a little confused about Jupiter High School. I'm reading that it's a magnet school?! What does that mean? Does a child have to be accepted to go there? Or are neighborhoods assagined schools depending on where they are located? That's what I'm used to here in PA. Thanks!
No it means it has special programs your child could enroll in to get experience like engineering. I went to a magnet school and it was really nice and had the IB program so kids were taught a higher level than regular public schools.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:13 AM
 
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Jupiter is wonderful with your budget. The public schools are wonderful. Check out Palm Beach Gardens as well. A lot of enclaves to discover.
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
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Question- a little confused about Jupiter High School. I'm reading that it's a magnet school?! What does that mean? Does a child have to be accepted to go there? Or are neighborhoods assagined schools depending on where they are located? That's what I'm used to here in PA. Thanks!
If you live in Jupiter High School's district your high schooler will be assigned to that school. If the school is not at full capacity, children from other districts will be given a spot through a lottery. This is referred to as School Choice Program.

I believe it applies to most public schools in Palm Beach County however, I know of a few schools that use a combination of merit and lottery and do not have an assigned district. Suncoast High School, which has an IB program, an MSE program (which is similar to STEM only more challenging) and a CS program. There is no entrance exam but you must meet certain academic criteria. The students that meet the academic criteria are chosen for entrance through a lottery. Thus there is no guarantee you will get a spot even if you have the highest grades going in.

The other 2 schools are Bak School of the Arts (a middle school) and Alexander Dreyfoos School for the Arts (a high school). In both cases a student must meet certain academic criteria AND audition for a spot. Some of the concentrations that are offered at both schools are Visual Art, Dance, Band, Communications, and Theatre.
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