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Old 03-20-2018, 08:18 PM
 
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Hello,


I have found the Indian Land School greatschools.org rating to be 7 compared to Fort Mill schools 10 rating.


For those of you who have little one attending indian land elementary school (ILES), have you noticed your children are suffering academically?


My son is coming from a private school background and is in the top 2% of his class...Just wondering if the decision to buy a home that zones to ILEM will adversely impact him.


Please advise...
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:48 AM
 
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The greatschools algorithm recently changed and adversely affected some schools. While IL schools were not rated as high as FM, they were still a bit higher than the 7 they reflect now.

Having said that, IL schools are improving year over year and have made great strides since I moved here in 2006. I would have no problem putting my kids in IL schools if I was just now moving here.

I would say your child will be fine, and it's likely he'll qualify for the gift/talented program once he reaches the 3rd grade, if the education he is getting now is equitable (there's no telling if his private school is better than IL schools since I don't know where you are from (for example, I went to a private school in my childhood and when I moved to another state and switched to public schools I was DREADFULLY behind and struggled quite a bit - private school does not always equal better)).
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:17 AM
 
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I have 2 daughters, one in Indian Land Elementary (kindergarten) and one attending the high school (freshman). We have been very happy with the quality of the teachers, programs, facilities, and academic offerings. There is a new elementary school opening next year which will have a very positive impact on school class size. Additionally, take a look at:

https://www.niche.com/k12/indian-lan...ndian-land-sc/

I've found niche does a nice job breaking out the different factors in their rankings and based on the above mentioned algorithmic changes in greatschools, I like looking and recommending both.
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:05 PM
 
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Be prepared for trailers. We also had our child in a private school up north. Decided to give public a try, didn’t pan out. We decided to go back to private after a year.
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Old 04-05-2018, 11:45 AM
 
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I'm interested in the new Bent Creek sub. Any information? Schools? Surrounding area?
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:23 AM
 
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I have 2 daughters, one in Indian Land Elementary (kindergarten) and one attending the high school (freshman). We have been very happy with the quality of the teachers, programs, facilities, and academic offerings. There is a new elementary school opening next year which will have a very positive impact on school class size. Additionally, take a look at:

https://www.niche.com/k12/indian-lan...ndian-land-sc/

I've found niche does a nice job breaking out the different factors in their rankings and based on the above mentioned algorithmic changes in greatschools, I like looking and recommending both.
I've just started looking into IL. What hs is your daughter attending? Are there plenty of elective choices?

Side question: How's the shopping there? Grocery and retail. Is it a rural area? tia
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:31 AM
 
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Side question: How's the shopping there? Grocery and retail. Is it a rural area? tia
IL is very close to Ballantyne/Pineville which has plenty of grocery and retail. And IL is starting to grow in that way as well. It used to be VERY rural but in the past 10-15 years has experienced tremendous growth.
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Old 06-04-2018, 04:45 PM
 
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I've just started looking into IL. What hs is your daughter attending? Are there plenty of elective choices?

Side question: How's the shopping there? Grocery and retail. Is it a rural area? tia

Lower Indian Land is more rural than northern, but neither are "Rural"


There's a ton of shopping centers going up, mostly on/around Highway 521.


As far as grocery shopping, you have:

Harris Teeter (Slightly more upscale than some)
Publix (Average grocery chain)
Food Lion (Lower than average, but fine)
Aldi (Saves you a ton of money on staple foods, but few name brands)
Lidl (See above, but with a bakery)
Walmart Supercenter (Should not need an explanation)
Sprouts (Similar-ish to Wholefoods)



You have a Costco and BJ's Wholesale within about 20ish min, depending on where you are, exactly.


Retail, there's stuff going up all the time. I wish there was a Kohls or Target coming in, but there's going to be lots and lots of stuff in a <30 min drive, either into Ballantyne, as suggested, or into Rock Hill. WAY too much to list.


Anything in particular you looking for?
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