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Sat Nov 7, 2015
Markbyrd267 answered:
Magnet schools are built on the foundation of five pillars and are free public elementary and secondary schools of choice that are operated by school districts or a consortium of districts.Magnet schools have a focused theme and aligned curricula in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Fine and Performing Arts, International Baccalaureate, International Studies, MicroSociety, Career and Technical Education (CTE), World Languages (immersion and non-immersion) and many others
Public school that is maintained at public expense for the education of the children of a community or district and that constitutes a part of a system of free public education commonly including primary and secondary schools.
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Mon Oct 12, 2015
Gicuru Mwangi asked:
Tue Mar 10, 2015
Jessica Ruiz asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3191542374-3908-Destrier-Dr-Durham-NC-27703
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Maria Welling asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/foreclosure/3022618762--Chimney-Ridge-Pl-206-Durham-NC-27713
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Mon Feb 24, 2014
Deborah Miller answered:
This is a rental property and it will be better for you to contact Durham Public Schools regarding Placement and get it directly from them. 919-560-2000

They are constantly making changes.

Good Luck

Deborah Rigsbee Miller
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Sat Sep 28, 2013
Candy McLain answered:
Hi Ellalee,

The assigned middle school for The Hills at South Point is Githens and there are a few choices for magnet schools. You can go to the Durham Public Schools website and explore the schools in Durham.

The neighborhood is very nice and the homes are beautiful. Right now, there is new construction in the neighborhood. The homes sell fast. The location is fantastic.

If you have any more questions about the schools or about neighborhoods, please just ask.

Candy McLain
Broker/REALTOR

(919)452-3542
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
The Elementary School for Meadston Drive is Eno Valley not Little River. You should contact the Durham Public Schools at 919-560-2000 if you have specific questions. IN terms of getting transportation Durham does provide bus service to it's schools. Parents are responsible for their children getting to and from the school bus stop. ... more
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Wed Jul 24, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
The best site there is for hard data on anoy school in the state is www.NCReportCard.org.

The schools that serve the North Hope Valley area are:
Hope Valley- Elem
Githens- Middle
Jordan - High

Hope this helps. Feel free to contact me directly through my profile here on Trulia if you've any other questions or if I can be of any assistance.
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Mon Jun 10, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
The best source of information on crime here in Durham is the Durham Crimemapper. I've supplied the link below.
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Tue Jun 4, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
The best source of crime information is the Durham Crimemapper. I've attached the link below.
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Sun May 19, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
Lind and Deborah, both sent you good links. Here's the link to the Durham Public Shcools website which has all the information anyone might need. http://www.dpsnc.net/

I also would highly recommend the site http://www.NCReportCard.org for a wealth of hard data on any public school in the state of NC.

Welcome to Durham, it's a great city and I hope you enjoy living here as much as I do.
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Mon May 6, 2013
Candy McLain answered:
Hi,

I personally like the magnet schools the best for middle schools. Durham School of the Arts (a magnet middle & high school, 6th through 12th grade.) is a great school. My kids went there. The magnet schools have different themes like math, science or arts for example. They also provide bus transportation so you could live anywhere in Durham county. You will have to enter your kids in the lottery for these schools.

Here is the link to the Durham Public Schools, http://www.dpsnc.net. Once you decide on the schools you are most interested in your kids attending, you can search for homes by schoold district. If Trulia doesn't give you that option, let me know and I will send you homes within the school districts that you like.

Candy McLain
NC Real Properties
(919)452-3542
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Bryan Yonish answered:
My son went to Club Bulivard, and we liked it. Also even though we were not in the school zone we were still able to get in through a lottery program.

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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Todd Neal answered:
It depends. The north end of this zip, above I 70 can have quite a congested slow commute to UNC. The neighborhoods vary in terms of price point and there is quite a bit of financial distress in certain areas. I have sold several foreclosures there. But there are lots of beautiful neighborhoods with great features and easy access to store and restaurants. Best bet is to have an agent take you a tour and see for yourself. The more you see, the more expert you will become. ... more
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Sarah Connolly answered:
Please also consult www.strongdurhamschools.com

For all schools, but particularly those in Durham, you really MUST visit. The scorecards and especially the "great schools" score that trulia uses arent representative of the actual quality of the education you get. We love Parkwood. I have five children. There is a very active PTA as well as a great new principal there who plans to stay long term. However, there is a very high ESL population and a high rate of poverty, which are factors that have a detrimental effect on the ratings despite the fact that the teachers and staff are wonderful and the students make great strides. ... more
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Tue Aug 14, 2012
Stacie Dye & Kay Stephenson answered:
That would be Northern High School, which I graduated from! Let me know If I can be of help to you, Kay Herring-Stephenson

Kay@gorealty.biz
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Mon Apr 2, 2012
My NC Homes Team answered:
Fayetteville Rd is a commercial street and while there are a few homes on some stretches of it I would not recommend building a home on this street itself as you will constantly hear traffic. If you are determined to build a home in this area I would strongly suggest you focus on residential areas located off this main traffic artery. Other things you may wish to consider are school districts as this zip-code is serviced by two vastly different middle and high schools and four different elementary schools for example.

Southwest Durham is a great location in general and the residential areas in the 27713 zip-code are not particularly high crime areas. You can always use the Durham Crimemapper program: http://gisweb.durhamnc.gov/gis_apps/crimedata/dsp_entryform.cfm which is an excellent source of specific information. I have been referring buyer clients to it for years.

As someone extremely familiar with building homes I would like to point out some of the advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is primarily you get the home you want and it's new, you'll be the first to live in it. The disadvantage is you will likely spend anywhere from 10-25% more than if you were to buy a similar preexisting home. A 10-25% premium pays for a lot of upgrades if you felt the need for them.

There are many things to consider when contemplating building or having a home built and having an experienced Buyer Broker who will represent your interests only and who can guide you through the process can not only save you money but can make the entire process go much easier. I've attached a link below on how to find a great Broker and encourage you to feel free to contact me directly if I may be of any assistance to you.
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Sat Jan 7, 2012
Sarah Connolly answered:
My twins are in Kindergarten at Parkwood and we LOVE it! There is a new principal who is energetic, bright and committed and both of my boys teachers are outstanding. The entire staff seems to know them by name, and we are warmly welcomed at every pick up and drop off. My boys are also in speech therapy and are receiving top notch help. Our IEP team is great. We listed our house last year trying to get out of the district. Lucky us it didn't sell- we are now re-listing, but hoping to STAY at Parkwood. ... more
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Sun Feb 15, 2009
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Hi Teri,
You can search the public and private schools in Durham on my website under the "Resources" section. This site will allow you to look at school reports and do comparisons. I would say the most frequently requested elementary school I see among my buyers are Creekside and Hope Valley. There are also several excellent private schools. The search engine will allow you to see them all. Good luck. www.mariescheuring.com. ... more
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