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Karen, Both Buyer and Seller in Oregon

What neighborhoods in the Vancouver area feed into high schools with strong academic and athetic programs?

Asked by Karen, Oregon Sun Oct 19, 2008

athletic programs?

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All the previous answers are good and have links to helpful public websites. But so much depends on your kids' specific needs. And as you probably already know, high test scores tend to go along with affluent, educated parents. Each year recently the Columbian has run an interesting article that tells which elementary schools are over-performing or under-performing based on the demographics of their area. One parent I know who lives in the Heights area, which is generally higher income, takes her child to Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in the Lincoln area because the test scores regularly are higher than the neighborhoods demographics would warrant. Her conclusion is that the teachers there must really be doing things right!

For example, Columbia River HS is the smallest in the Vancouver district, and some of the neighborhoods might not be as fancy as in Felida and Camas, but Columbia River is currently the only high school in our area offering the International Baccalaureate program. It far exceeds the more well known honors and advanced placement classes in its reputation among colleges.

Another example: If you have a daughter who excels in basketball, Prairie High School, which covers the southern portion of the Battle Ground School District, has had a killer team for years.

And just one more: If your child shows talent in drama, music, art and also academics, don't get outside the Vancouver School District. Why? The School of Arts and Academics in downtown Vancouver is by audition and application only, and is so popular that it no longer goes outside the Vancouver School District for applicants.

Finally, one more benefit to being within the Vancouver School District is that your child can attend any school you like as long as there is room and you are able to transport them.

I'd be happy to help you answer any other specific questions you might have.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 14, 2008
Hi Karen-

As you may have discovered, there are many good schools within the Vancouver School District. Often within each high school is a focused curriculum in addition to a balanced educational platform. ...Check out the Vancouver School district website for further information on that.,318816&am…

There are many factors in choosing a home location and lifestyle where your family with thrive!

this is a great link and has a MAP of the highschool/education locations -

If you narrow your search to a zip code, the link below provides detailed demographics.

Outside of providing you a source (links) for information, realtors are limited by equal housing and licensing law to make specific recommendations. However, through the course of personal interviews, your other criteria, we can assist you in a view of the available options in Vancouver.

I hope you'll find the links helpful.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 9, 2008
I believe the best schools are on the east side of vancouver... Camas, Fishers Landing and Hockinson ... there is a website that you can go to to check out all the schools .. very helpful
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 29, 2008

The best neighborhoods for high school academic and athletics would be anywhere in Felida (Teal Pointe, Horizon West, Ashley Heights, Lakeview estates, etc..), Salmon Creek (Sherwood, blueberry hill), any neighborhood in the camas school district, the new Union High school in Camas has a fantastic athletic department and are dominating in football right now. Hope this helps...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 21, 2008
Columbia River, Skyview, Prairie
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 20, 2008
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