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nmilmore, Renter in New Smyrna Beach, FL

Help with schools in Port Orange/ New Smyrna Beach area???

Asked by nmilmore, New Smyrna Beach, FL Mon Sep 24, 2012

Moving to FL and need help deciding on an area to house hunt. The school system is most important to us. Is there an area we should/ shouldn't be looking in? Thanks

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My name is Linda Wright and I am a realtor with Adams Cameron and Co. 386-453-7323 cell.
I am also a retired teacher (after 34 years). Fortunately, all of the elementaries in Port Orange are
A schools. Both of the middle schools are A as well. We have 2 high schools. Spruce Creek High School is ranked in the top 5 percent in the country. I presently have a customer who is a doctor who moved here from Texas so his children could attend Port Orange schools.(the absolute truth)
The elementary and middle/no issue. But the other high school in Port Orange, sometimes earns a B and sometimes a C, so you have to be careful where you purchase. I would be happy to answer any of your questions with no obligation. I do not know if you know this, but a realtors service is free to the buyer. Realtors are paid by sellers. Good Luck with your move. I moved here from Miami 10 years ago and we love it. We moved to where we vacationed. Why not!
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What age? elementary? Middle? High School? Please contact me at 386-562-1811 so I can give a truly complete answer...thanks! Areas are a very personal choice; if you are concerend about crime rates, you can google Volusia County Sheriffs Office and see all the rates for the areas to assist in your thought process. As you choose a REALTOR they will help you as an information ongoing resource - NO WORRIES!
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I have a daughter who is in 6th grade. Although here it is still Elementary I know down there it is Middle. I will also have 2 going into pre-k next year. My concern is crime, fights, and education in the schools. We live in a small town. I don't want my 12 year old to get "eaten alive" so to speak. She is very shy. I am getting very nervous for her to move. I know you see things on the news about bad schools and seeing I've never been to any of the ones around these areas I don't know. Thanks
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Hi, You can visit http://www.SchoolDigger.com, http://www.SchoolMatters.com, and http://www.GreatSchools.org for in-depth school reports.

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Hello my website has a school link - you can research by school (if you know which one you want) or by property address (if you know a neighborhood street that interests you.
www. PortOrangeRealtyPro.com

I love working with relocations, so please feel free to call me even if you just want questions answered- it will be a pleasure! 386-562-1811 Vicky Bowie, SFR, PA
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Here is an excellent resource to gain insight into school quality. Type in the ZIP code, then click on the map for the individual school's data. Private/parochial schools are listed on the map, but they do not provide data.

We moved to this area 8 years ago and schools were our top priority in choosing our neighborhood. Our daughter was entering 1st grade and is now in high school. We have been very satisfied with the quality of education she is receiving. Especially check out Spruce Creek High School. It is often nationally ranked and they have the International Baccalaureate Program, Finance School, and some other great programs.

If you go to the "compare areas" section you can also look at area demographics. Average incomes, educational attainment levels, crime risk - you name it, is displayed their.


Better yet - my wife and I are both full time agents and can answer any questions you have. I am sure we can find somehting that fits your wants and still meets your needs.

Keller Williams Realty Florida Partners
3510 S. Nova Road, Suite 112
Port Orange, FL 32129
Fax: 386-944-2808
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 25, 2012
A schools are supposedly the highest rated but there can always be flaws in statistics.
Another item to consider is the type of student and fitting in and resources that suit the student.


Here is a link --above--to help you sort out the details that are important to you.
As much as we would like to think drugs and recreation do not affect schooling they do.
Some beach locations might have more drug activity or activities that may pull one away from school and to a more party atmosphere and you can check with police on that for reports.
It would also depend on your own lifestyle, drinking habits, partying, surfing, etc and hours you retire for sleep. Even tv & video games can affect studies & again it depends on what one is studying as there are even colleges to learn how to design video games.

You may e-mail me at relocateisapieceofcake@gmail.com is my e-mail address (relocate is a piece of cake)
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