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Ross, Other/Just Looking in Florida

Moving from FL to Valley Forge area. Any comments on Great Valley HS and MS for my kids?

Asked by Ross, Florida Mon Apr 14, 2008

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Ross,

As it happens the Philadelphia paper just published it's annual Report Card on the Schools. Info on Great Valley can be found at:

http://aps1.philly.com/reportcard/search.html?searchterm=gre…

The high school was renovated a couple of years ago and the middle school was built right next door .

More info on schools can be found on my website.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 14, 2008
Good Morning Ross:
Three good sources for school information:

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Annual "Report on the Schools" was actually published yesterday, Sunday:
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/education/school_report_card/

Great Schools:
http://www.greatschools.net/

School Matters
http://www.schoolmatters.com/
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 14, 2008
I moved from Florida in 1998. The schools in Florida are not even close to the schools in the Philadelphia suburbs. My office is based in Devon Pa. Centrally located in the area that you are looking in. If you would like an honest opinion please feel free to call me at (610)293-1616. If you are considering Great Valley I suggest looking into Treddyifrin Eastown and Radnor as well.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 3, 2010
Depending on where you are in Valley Forge, you could be in the Great Valley or Tredyffrin-Easttown (T/E)School District. They are both excellent. My kids happen to be in T/E.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 14, 2008
There are many great private schools around the Main Line, Baldwin, Shipley, Anges Irwin, etc. They blow away even the best public schools in areas such as class size, drugs, violence, promiscuity, bullies, etc.

I had to do a comparison of the best public schools myself to justify the cost of private school and it's worth every cent. I toured Lower Merion, TE, and depending on your kids, the peer pressure and overall feel was that the girls, especially (as I have daughters that was what I paid attention to), grow up way too fast in public school and they have too much down time in public school to roam around, hang out, and be too wrapped up in social things instead of learning or activities.

I tried public school for a year for my oldest. I don't think there's a good public school out there as compared to private. The parents make all the difference and the parents at private school are into education, with exceptions to any rule of course. Nothing is perfect.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 14, 2008
You may find the following website beneficial http://www.psk12.com/rating/index.php. It ranks school nationally. Also, be sure to check with the school board website in the county in which you are purchasing the home.

Regards.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 14, 2008
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