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Patti,  in Acworth, GA

We're moving to Warner Robins, GA. Any suggestions on neighborhoods in the Warner Robins HS district?

Asked by Patti, Acworth, GA Wed Apr 16, 2008

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Houston County High School and Warner Robins HIgh School are very popular High Schools. Bonaire middle school, feagin mill middle, and mossy creek middle are very popular middle schools. Houston County schools overall have a very good reputation but those schools are the most oftern asked for in people moving to this area. Exact neighborhoods range greatly from price and size. Any questions just let me know.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 25, 2008
Dang it -- perry or any other small town on the outskirts of WR will serve u better -- stupid spell check.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 3, 2012
I meant Peryu has outranked HOCO in test scores -- don't believe everything you read about Houston County having excellent schools ----- and I agree with the guy who said there is nothing to do in this town for students !!! My kids are all now in college and we are relocating to another state. This place is the arm pit of the south ! Macon is a mere 30 minutes away and they recently closed the Macon mall due to gang activity ! If ur looking for a good deal on a house I have mine for sale --- I'm leaving the state --- I stayed bc my children's friends were here but now that they r all in college -- no need for me to remain. But regardless of whether u choose HOCO or another HS-- keep in mind you will definitely have to work with your child at home. I had one teacher tell her class and my child that all lakes in the US were man made. I asked the teacher to send me a pix of the bull dozed that built all the great lakes. It's that kind of stuff you have to look out for ---- you child will look totally stupid in college if they answer a question about Georgia lakes and rivers. U have to constantly stay on top of it. Like I said -- I am a ex-teacher who left Houston county schools after 2 years bc I was so appalled !!
Good luck. I am not trying to scare u just feel u need a realistic insight of what to expect here. I wish someone would have been honest with me and I would have left before my kids made friends and were close to graduation.
Sorry to b so blunt ---
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 3, 2012
My daughters graduated from Houston county high and had awful experiences with gangs and fighting -- they r achieve high grades with little effort which didn't prepare them for college. They struggled. With my youngest I moved out to perry ga and love perry HS-- it's smaller, one on one teaching and has outranked Houston county high in test scores in the past 5 years. It's one reason I moved to perry. Perry is very close to Warner robins and is in the county. I hope you explore all areas before u decide to pick a school becaus of the football teams ( this town is big on football). I am a ex-teacher and I wish all my children had gone to Perry HS---
Good luck relocating. Also -- look for homes for sale by owner. When I went to buy my house all the realtors showed me houses in "bad" areas bc I didn't know the area. Do like I did -- ask the locals at stores , shops and eating establishments. Worked for me and like I said -- if given the choice to avoid HOCO for my oldest I would have. But Perry HS is rising in the ranks fast and had best HOCO on test scores ---- my youngest is better prepared for college. I guess it's what ur looking for from the high school experience --- I'm look at my kids futures ! Perry also has a great sports program - good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 3, 2012
If your looking for an apartment or home for rent in a good area, Chelsea Garden Apartments is located in the same neighborhood as Warner Robins High School right off of Wellborn Road.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 2, 2012
I have just read these three answers and I am a Parent and Realtor here in Houston County. I have had a son graduate from Houston County High School, after being rezoned a second son to graduate from Warner Robins High School and a daughter getting ready to start Warner Robins High. We moved here 13 years ago and have went from pre-k to 12th grade graduates and I have honestly found that the school system for the most part are excellent. I feel fortunate to have had some caring teachers with my kids. Yes there have been a few that I was not pleased with and glad to see the school year end, but the good out weighed the bad. My kids were into basketball, baseball, swimming, gymnastics and cheerleading. I have always tried as much as possible to be involved in school and other activities with them. I do agree we need more things for our kids to do other than the movies or just hanging at the mall. The churches here are very teen oriented and they do alot with them year round.
On the note of the builders, yes we had builders that came and went, I am sure this went on everywhere. For this matter when buying a new or older home, GET AN INSPECTION. Use a reputable inspector. Ask your agent, we know great builders and we know the neighborhoods that they are throwing up in a month. Ask your agent every question you can think of and ask their advice, that is what we are here for. If you look at the market in our area, yes some ares have fallen in price some areas have stayed steady and yes we have areas that have gone up in price. Be aware your Realtor knows these areas, when looking for a home in any price range we can help you look ahead.
One piece of advice, interview 3 Realtors before you ever look at one house. If you are using a referral company and you are not happy with your agent let your referral company know, they will get you another agent.
Find an agent that will work with you and explain things to you and work at your pace. Interview the schools, talk to parents about the schools their kids go to, as a Realtor it is my job to make sure you get what you are looking for hear. Our job market is good, we don't have a high unemployment rate in Houston County, we are growing and we are learning to adjust. Being from a much larger military base in North Carolina, this is a great place to be. After 13 years I can't imagine being anywhere else. I hate that Philip has had a bad experience here, but Warner Robins is a great place to live and raise a family.
Patti, I hope that since April you have found a great neighborhood and I hope your kids will be happy in the schools, being new here if I can get you any info about activities for your kids, just let me know.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 30, 2009
As a Real Estate Professional in this market - the variety of home neighborhoods are based on the characteristics and pricing of the homes you are interested in. There is something for every need or desire in each school zone. It is a difficult questions without knowing the particulars you are in search of, however, from $70-350K, 2br - 5br, the available is certainly there. If you remain focused on what you need, want and are willing to buy - having several options to choose from is not the problem it's picking them.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 23, 2008
Be careful about moving here. I heard that the schools were good in this area. I found out when I got here that the reason their SAT scores go up is not necessarily because of what is taught here or how well they teach. They widely inform students that the SAT is not required by over 20 Georgia colleges and so many students do not take the SAT. Also, for the two years we have been here and my children making mostly As in school, they have declined on national testing scores dramatically. My older son went from a 93% to the 54% and my daughter who is very bright went from the 99% to the 73%. So I wonder how or what they are teaching here. I did look at some of the work and am sending it to their previous school in South Carolina to see if that is what they are supposed to teach at their grade level. Also, my children inform me that they are not encouraged to think for themselves. Learning here seems constricted rather than exploratory and mind broadening. There is nothing to do for teen agers and the mindset is really backward here also. However if you like hot weather that is one good thing. YOu hear more in the news about Houston County High school being the best school but I am not sure why. If your children are good students, they teach the same curriculum in each of the schools. I think a lot of learning has to take place outside the school if you really want your children to learn. I am going to move out of the county due to high taxes and then home school so I can make sure my children progess instead. There are some nice quiet areas outside Houston county and they cost a lot less than living in the county. I plan to move to Jones county so that I can take my children to more places in Atlanta. I usually am able to make lemonade out of lemons but this place is the pit. A few of my friends want to move to another county too. Also, consider renting which ever home you want to buy for a year before you buy it so you can determine the quality of the home.The building codes are lax here and the homes are of poor quality. I think it is because of the poor job prospect here, everyone and their dog got into the building business and which resulted in lower standards for home building. My septic system has failed twice too. And it is not because we pour oil or grease down the drain either. Another thing, consider buying and older home rather than a newer one such as one that was built over 14 years ago. And really look at the price and work with the person to lower it by 10%. The housing prices have gone up so fast in the past two years and you know you are in the midst of housing bubble currently so there is still some time before the prices will come down to where they are aligned with realistic cost levels for the area. One house we were going to buy a few years ago was 186K it went up to 245K and is coming back down fast. Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 20, 2008
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