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Old 06-08-2007, 04:46 PM
 
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We are planning on moving to the Fort mill area and was wondering if anyone had any opinions about the two different schools. I heard that one side of Fort Mill is York County schools (Fort Mill) and the other is Lancaster County (Indian Land Schools). If this is correct anyone have any preference to the schools on either side? Also anyone have an opinion about Legacy Park community and what schools they attend? (Indian Land or Fort Mill) Thank in advance.
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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I think Legacy Park is FMSD; I may be wrong. Indian Land schools are not bad, but FM has a reputation for being among the best in the state and has for many years.
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Old 06-08-2007, 06:25 PM
 
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In regards to Fort Mill township; anything in Lancaster Co (521 area) will be Indian Land schools. York Co will be Ft Mill Schools. You may want to check out GreatSchools.net to get more info about the school districts.
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:34 AM
 
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I don't mean to be rude, but it shouldn't be too hard to determine which school district a particular subdivision is in. Legacy Park is in the INDIANLAND/Lancaster Co. school district. Any home/neighborhood located in Lancaster Co. is in the Lancaster Co. School District. Any Fort Mill address located east of Sugar Creek, a large easily recognized geographic landmark, is in Lancaster County. Most, if not all, prommotional materials for new subdivisions in Indian Land very clearly state they are in the Indian Land School district. Hint: When driving from downtown Fort Mill, you will pass all three of the Indian Land Schools, including the brand new Indian Land High School, just before turning left off 521 toward Legacy Park! Maybe this will help---beginning July 1, the Indianland area will have a new zip code---29707. Any property in the 29707 zip will be in the Indian Land school attendance area. 29715 and 29708 will be in the Fort Mill SD!
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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Moedog, I know you did not mean to be rude but I also live 800 miles away and wanted to know the cutoff from one area to another when they change from Lancaster Co. to York Co. which you supplied for me and I am grateful for that. You were quick to assume even though I put in my thread that I moving to the area tha I could hop in a car and know exactly where you are talking about and the landmarks you mentioned. I thank you for your info (even the obvious things I could do to find out the answer) and thought it would be nice to get the info from someone down there to make a connection and someone that would know more which you did. More than any promotional material would have told me as you suggested. I like to think I am an intellectual person that could go the obvious means but wanted to go more the means of talking with people instead to get the info. But thanks for the info anyways and God Bless.
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Old 06-09-2007, 12:36 PM
 
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Rstringerh24, Some people on this forum tend to get up on their soapboxes and blast people asking simple, innocent questions. I'm sorry about that. The subject of IndianLand vs Ft Mill comes up quite often because Indianland currently has a FT Mill zipcode. Many businesses, neighborhoods, etc show it to be IN FT. MILL. It can be VERY confusing to someone moving here from out of the area. The same thing happened to us when we moved to TX. We had an ADDRESS (zipcode) of one school district but the neighborhood was right over the county line making it in another school district.

Again, in regards to Ft Mill township. Lancaster Co is Indianland schools. York Co is Ft Mill schools.

I moved here in November and after many, many, MANY hours studying everything I could find regarding the area and SCHOOLS, we chose FT MILL. I think we would have been happy with either district. We just had to weigh ALL the programs, scores, distance, bus routes, well....everything and come up with what was best for us. You may want to visit the schools in question when you come for a house hunting trip.

Best of luck to you.
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Old 06-09-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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We moved here last August after my wife did a good deal of research on schools for our 5 and 2 year old kids. My 5 year old hasn't started K yet, but he did go to Leroy Springs pre-school and as a dad who is always traveling we **LOVED** the great job the wonderful teachers did with him. He was doing stuff in pre-school that I didn't do until 1st grade. If that's any indicator, we are truly blessed to have escaped the terrible LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District).
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:45 PM
 
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There is a state website that all school districts in SC use to report their scores, etc. This is more comprehensive information than what greatschools.net shows you. It also includes info like # violent acts. Anyway, check it out. School Report Cards - South Carolina Department of Education (http://ed.sc.gov/topics/researchandstats/schoolreportcard/ - broken link)
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:39 PM
 
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Default nice info site Soccermom

What is truly interesting is that if you look at the new attendance map and the area demographic I think FMHS will be even better in the next few years with the type of growth in its attendabce area.

I drove by FMHS the day after school ended for the summer (In-laws wanted to see the sons new school to be) and they were already removing the portable!!
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:16 PM
 
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If you chose your child's school solely on the basis of test scores, you may be disappointed.
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