It's not the school's you send your children to that makes the difference. It's the parents. I'll never forget the time when 3 of our five children were attending Monte Vista Elementary School in Vista. Mr Arnold, then the principal, stood up at our annual parent teacher back to school night and announced.................................
Welcome fo Monte Vista Elementary School. The Vista Unified School Districts most PRIVATE PUBLIC SCHOOL. Where we are proud to announce that we have a 95% parental participation. GET IT?
The links that Anna provided should help you. What each parent considers important is subjective. Which area of North San Diego County you were interested in?
Marcie Sands, REALTOR
Simply The Best Real Estate Co., Inc.
In the moderate price range, I would recommend San Marcos, Carlsbad, and Encinitas with Encinitas being the best of these three areas.
I also recommend going to a site called 'Greatl Schools' which offers ratings on the schools. Great resource for parents!
Or perhaps you prefer a more moderate/mediterranean, semi rural to rural rolling hillside, winding country roads, where you can own anywhere from a half an acre and up. Then you may want to check out Northeast Vista, San Marcos and Bonsall.
If you don't mind a little climatic volitility (hot in the sumer and cool in the winter) then you could look at Valley Center, Ramona, Julian and even Southeast County around El Cajon & Crest areas. But be wary of fire season in any of these areas.
Or if you prefer to be a little more coastal and love a funky laid back lifestyle and international renouned surfing culture you may want to look into the Solona & Encinitas areas. You will find properties east of I-5 somewhat comparable to the inland areas. The more West you go the higher the price.
If you're West of Coast Highway 101 then your dealing with small and pricey homes on small lots with small garages unless you can afford to buy a Mc Mansion (upwards of 1M). But then, as much as I love the Coast and spend more than half of my time here, you will be dealing with Coastal influences i.e. Catalina Eddys, May Gray, June Glume, Coastal fog and just a lot of good ole fasioned indigenous morning & evening overcast skies.
Bottom line and in answer to your question about good High Schools? You will find great schools in just about all of these areas. All of my children graduated from Rancho Buena Vista in Vista and today they have all graduated from college. My younget daughter starred on a CIF championship BB team and later received a full ride BB scholarship to USD where she earned her BS degree in 4 years.
My oldest son graduated from Cal State San Marcos and today is a father of 3 beautiful children and a very successful San Diego business man. One of my other daughters graduated from the Design Institute of San Diego and is today one of California's most up and coming interior designers located in the Cedros Design District.
My Youngest son graduated from Northern Arizona University where he earned a degree in English Literature and International Communications and today runs our SD based company of 30 years with my USD daughter. They have subsequently taken our company Nationwide.
I'm not to brag about my kids. I'm just trying to drive the point home. It really doesn't matter where your kids go to school. It's more about what effort parents put into getting them through the process.
I've seen so many great and attentive parents lead their children arduously through K-8 only to drop them off on the school yard steps on their first day of high school where they then expect the school to take over from there thinking they have done their service and it's now time for their kids to step up.
Truth be known. That's where so many parents drop the ball. Fact of the matter is high school is actually where your children need more parental leadership than ever. So drawing this sermon to an end let me close by saying once again that it's more about what you are willing to put into your childrens HS education than what the particular school you choose puts into your child.
Thanks for indulging me but I'm just a silly, sensitive and proud ole father of 5 and grandfather of 12 trying to relate to a subject that has long hit a nerve. Good luck and if I can help you in anyway please do not hesitate to reach out. 760 815-6977
Great Schools - http://www.greatschools.org/high-school/
and School Rankings in the city of San Diego.
If you're looking for one of the best elementary schools than look at Los Penasquitos Elementary school. They have a special Academy program and it provides students with extra programs and classroom time.
Homes in the Poway Unfied School District are always in demand and have held their value better than other areas.
Homelife Village Realtors
This link http://www.thesandiegopropertyshop.com/3/W0000019683/P000036 goes to the San Diego County School District website and has valuable information that may help you find a school that is best for your family.
I have lived in La Costa, Oceanside and Vista and we had great success with the schools that my children were enrolled in. Even the best schools still require some parental input to make sure that you know what the children are doing in class.
If you have other questions, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
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The increase in caliber of the communities outside this district also bring into play the argument that the other districts may not be as "bad" as they used to be. http://www.greatschools.net is a great review.
Let me know if you would like to chat further about your specific needs.
I have lived in Oceanside since I was three and graduated from El Camino High School. I think it was an excellent school, my three little ones will go there. And I was able to complete my first year of college while I was there via their extensive AP program. If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact me directly.
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