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J Requena, Renter in Alpharetta, GA

Relocating to Atlanta GA. Looking for the best schools with a low student to teacher ratio( 12 to 1 preferred)

Asked by J Requena, Alpharetta, GA Fri May 3, 2013

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With two daughters currently teaching, one in Cobb and one in Gwinnett, you will likely be hard pressed to find that low a student to teacher ratio outside a special education curriculum, J Requena, unless you can locate a private or alternative public school that fits the rest of your criteria. Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 3, 2013
Those ratios are probably going to be impossible to find in the public school system. A private school is also probably not going to have ratios that low either. Even when I was in school, our classrooms were never less than 25-30 students. Given the budget cuts of recent years, classroom sizes have not decreased.

Some websites to try include:

http://www.greatschools.org/

http://www.schoolmatters.com

These links should be able to provide some of the answers you are seeking.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 5, 2013
Having completed the same search ourselves when moving from Connecticut to Atlanta several years ago, my husband and I have experienced both private and public schools in the Metro Atlanta area. We've had equally good experiences with both. Having said that I believe the best ratio you are going to get even in private schools is 20 to 1, with a classroom aid and 28 to 30 with an aid in some Metro counties. In other counties the ratio is likely higher. If you give me more specifics on your needs I can be more helpful in directing you. For example parochial or secular private school? Public school? arts or science heavy? I'd be happy to help you navigate the Metro Atlanta school system as I did myself. Please contact me if you wish to talk about this further.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 4, 2013
I would do some research into some private schools. I don't know of any public school with that ratio. We did have para-pro's to help the teacher. With the economic situation in some counties, they have had to cut back. I understand even teaching positions are hard to come by.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 3, 2013
With so many budget cuts even the best schools aren't going to have a 12:1 ratio. Look at the rankings provided by parents and parental comments regarding individual schools. Trust me, when it comes to their kids, parents hold no punches in expressing how they feel.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 3, 2013
Hi J Requena,

I have to agree with Michael. I think the only way you will find a 12:1 ratio is in a private school enviroment. If I can be of assistance let me know.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 3, 2013
I have considered that and researched several private schools :Porter Academy is one. My daughter needs the support from the orton-gilliam learning system. But most private schools are pricey and being new to the area can cut into your budget.
The Brain Balance Acheivement program can also be a help if public middle school is our only recourse.
Any suggestions for public schools with sucessful IEP goaled programs in the Marietta, Kennesaw, East Cobb area.
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