Hi, Can someone tell me what is the best school district in Alpharetta,Milton,Johns Creek area? We are relocating in Atlanta and looking for a house.

Asked by momof3inelgin, Atlanta, GA Mon Apr 15, 2013

My husband will be working on Windward Pkwy in Alpharetta so we pretty much want quick commute, no more than 15mins away. Need house asap but top school is our priority and location. Moving this summer. Thanks in advance.

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Josh Barnett, Agent, Chandler, OK
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Click on Trulia's "Local Info" tab above and review the schools, neighborhoods, etc stats.

Best of Luck.
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looterlu, Renter, Spokane, WA
Mon Apr 22, 2013
I have a son who graduated from Milton High School, and I think it was a great experience for him overall. It is a very large school, with a lot of diversity. I liked most of the teachers and he had a lot of opportunities to take the classes he needed for college. We lived in Alpharetta, and we loved the community there.
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Maria Vassil…, , Alpharetta, GA
Tue Apr 16, 2013
Hi,
I live in North Fulton and one of the reasons I moved here is schools. I have friends and relatives and I can get you personal testimonials for 2 of the High schools, 1 middle school, and 5 elementary schools. For general information you can visit:
http://www.schooldigger.com/go/GA/search.aspx?searchtype=1&a…
and read parents comments, see test scores, etc.
If I can answer any questions for you, please feel free to contact me.

Regards,
Maria

Maria Vassileva
Realtor ®
BHGRE Metro Brokers
Office: 404.843.2500
Mobile: 404.409.9750
Fax: 770.645.7201

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Robert A Whi…, Agent, Roswell, GA
Tue Apr 16, 2013
Hi Momof3,

Excellent resources from Bruce, and Dave Herren is right on point with his comment about test scores being only one part of the story. If possible I suggest you visit, or at least call the schools you are interested in, so you can ask questions and get more information to help with your decision.

From a general perspective, most of the North Fulton Schools are so good acedemicaly, that you almost can't make a bad decision there - but there are differences and some may be better suited to your families needs and preferences.

Case in point - where I live in Roswell (East Cobb) many folks seek out homes in Walton High, and academically it is one of the best 2-3 schools in GA - but, some parents may feel that it is too agressive with its standards and and may put their child under excess pressure if they are not a steller performer - other parents like the specal programs where kids can excell. But if you chose Lassiter where my son goes, or Pope, you certainly would not be making a mistake - they are all three excellent and in the top ten best in the state, and nationally ranked.

I definitely would not listen to any agents personal opinions regarding what is the best school - or best neighborhood for that matter - that is too subjective and its a personal decision you should make based on a little research and what is right for you.

For actual test scores and demographics go here: http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/Pages/Report-Card.aspx

or here: http://gosa.georgia.gov/report-card

Some third party sites can be useful, but you have to be careful. One site agents often recommend is Great Schools - I personally don't care for that site because it tabulates "parents opinions" into the rating which can be very misleading, and I feel it is a conflict of interest. Reviews are fine for restaurants, but schools should be rated by their students test scores and graduation rates. I have seen plenty of parents on Great Schools giving glowing references to thier childrens very poor schools right here in metro Atlanta.

Reach out to me if I can help. When you are ready to start a home search, I can provide unmatched buyer representaion and additional services to better inform you and assure a sound and trouble free investment.

Regards,

Robert Whitfield
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David Herren, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Tue Apr 16, 2013
Dear Mom of 3,

Only you can decide what the best school is for your children. Test scores and opinions only tell part of the story. I urge you to spend the first part of your home search doing your own research, first on-line, and then by visiting the schools you think are best for your kids. Then focus your home search in those districts.

As pointed out earlier, it is a violation of the Federal Fair Housing act for a real estate agent to offer opinions about one school or another. To do so is called "steering". All we can and should do is offer ways for you to find the information you need when it comes to schools. See my preveous reply in this string for more ways to do so.

If you do not find what you are looking for in your target area, consider the miriad of choices available inside the perimeter (I-285). They include numerous charter schools, special needs schools, and some of the best private schools in Georgia.

Best,

Dave Herren
Best Atlanta Properties
404-425-4945
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Anna Sierdzi…, Agent, Marietta, GA
Mon Apr 15, 2013
Cambridge High in Alpharetta of Windward exit is fantastic school, new facility, beautiful, great scores. Milton high is not bad, and Crabapple Crossing elementary one of the best in the state of Ga, If your husband works of Windward i would should for Milton/Crabapple. You cant bit Crabapple Elementary. There is a lot of opportunities in Crabapple. I would love to help you find your dream home. I did lots and lots of research on Milton/Crabapple/Alpharetta/Johns Creek searching for a homes for my other clients. i am sure i can help you .
Ania Sierdzinska
Keller Williams
Atlanta North
678-463-1189
ania@kw.com
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, ,
Mon Apr 15, 2013
I'm happy to help you in your search. Feel free to contact me. I live in Milton and specialize in Milton and the surrounding areas. North Fulton has excellent schools. Greatschools.org is a great tool to use to help you narrow your search.

Let me know If I can help in any way!
Siobhan Schaeffer
Realtor
Solid Source Realty Inc
404-641-3373 (cell)
PremierMiltonRealty@gmail.com
http://Www.premieralpharettarealty.com
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Tim Brown, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Alpharetta, GA
Mon Apr 15, 2013
Mom of 3,

It sounds like you are moving from Elgin, IL to our fair city. The good news is your husband is working in an area surrounded by excellent schools, quite similar to your location in the Chicagoland area. So the expectation of a 15 minute commute (which is rarity in Atlanta) is actually realistic.

Since the schools surrounding Windward Parkway are all highly ranked whether they are in Fulton or Forsyth counties, it is likely the best location may hinge on other quality of life factors such as population density, access to shopping, neighborhood amenities, how much house you get for your money, etc.

I am an agent but can recommend a few that will help you assess all the important factors for picking the right school.

Let me know if I can assist you in any way. Good luck with your move!

Timothy Brown | LPO Manager
EVOLVE bank & trust
11605 Haynes Bridge Road Suite 125
Alpharetta, GA 30009
678.468.5626 x110 | fax 678.935.1156 | cell 678.467.9959
NMLS#: 168281
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momof3inelgin, Home Buyer, Atlanta, GA
Mon Apr 15, 2013
Thank you to all thr responses. I'm looking to find out whats the top school district for public elementary schools. We're looking for homes up to 350k if that helps.
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Gene Caifano, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Mon Apr 15, 2013
That is a very subjective question. Do you mean Public vs. Private, Elementary vs. Highschool? I suggest using http://www.greatschools.org to get a feel for all the schools in particular areas and how they are ranked. I will be glad to assist you in determining this information and help walk you through the website.

Working with a good Real Estate Agent is your first step as they will be able to guide you through all these processes. There is no cost to you to work with a Real Estate Agent as all commissions are paid by the seller. I too have relocated to Georgia from somewhere else and know what that feeling is like, especially with kids involoved. You need to find someone that is trust worthy and professional and will put you first, before their own personal goals.

I will be glad to provide references from many of my clients confirming that I would be the perfect agent to assist you with your move.


Gene Caifano
Real Estate Advisor/REO & Short Sale Specialist
Chapman Hall Realty
6100 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 120
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30328
678-362-7458 Cell
404-252-4512 Office
678-399-6469 Fax
genesellsfast@gmail.com
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Bruce Ailion, Agent, Marietta, GA
Mon Apr 15, 2013
The value of a home or investment is directly correlated to the quality of the schools that serve it. Where does US News and World Report rank your high school compared to others in Georgia?

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/georgia/rankings

US News and World Report's 200 top high schools in the US

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-r…

The Georgia Department of Education provides an annual report card on each school in the state. Very detailed information is provided. You can locate your school by county and district below.

http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/Pages/Report-Card.aspx

Please share your method of evaluating schools in a comment.

Bruce Ailion,
RE/MAX Greater Atlanta
An Atlanta Real Estate Expert Serving Clients Since 1979
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Marietta GA 30062
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David Herren, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Mon Apr 15, 2013
Dear Mom...,

The only reason I know where those places are, is because my in-laws live in Dahlonega and I see the names on the exit signs as I drive by. So far as I know, people move to north Fulton County so they do not have to worry about the schools. No doubt you will here some strong opinions in this forum from people who have kids in this or that school up there and each will tell you theirs is the best of the best.

I suggest you talk to your future co-workers or friends in the area and ask their opinion, bearing in mind the prejudices I just mentioned. For a strictly statistical look at the schools check out one of these websites:

http://www.greatschools.org/
http://www.schooldigger.com/

Best,

Dave Herren
Best Atlanta Properties.com
404-425-4945
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Robert A Whi…, Agent, Roswell, GA
Mon Apr 15, 2013
Hi Mom of 3,
I would love to help you - there are many good school districts in North Fulton - the key is are all the feeders good.

Some top school info is on my website below, but reach out to me and I can give you very pointed details to help you.

Best,

Robert Whitfield
Broker/Owner
Professional Buyers Broker
New Home Construction Expert
ICC Code Certified Building Inspector
Advantage Realtors
678-585-9691
RobertWhitfield.com
TheHomeBuyersRep.com
Corporate Relocations | New Construction | Luxury & Investment Properties
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Dawn Richard…, Agent, Kansas City, MO
Mon Apr 15, 2013
The school district for the area is Fulton County schools. As an REaltor I am unable to tell you which school is the best but you can view the two websites to give you an idea of the schools and their test scores.
http://portal.fultonschools.org/Pages/default.aspx
http://www.greatschools.org/


Dawn Richardson
Keller Williams Realty Peachtree Road
http://www.urbanatlantaliving.com or http://www.sellsatdawn.com
404-419-3625
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Rodney Mason, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Atlanta, GA
Mon Apr 15, 2013
Real Estate Agents are not allowed to comment on a variety of topics. The Fair Housing Act restricts the information that can be provided by a Real Estate Agent.

Off Limit Topics Include:
• Crime Statistic (including questions about whether a neighborhood is good or bad or safe)
• Demographics
• Environmental Concerns
• Household Income
• Religion
• Schools (including questions about how good or bad the school is)

Determining to the answers to questions on any of the topics listed above is something that you would need to do on your own. It is up to the individual to make their own determination about a specific area. If a Real Estate Agent were to comment on such a thing, it could be steering which is a prohibited act.

Some websites to try include:

http://www.trulia.com/crime/

http://www.crimereports.com

http://www.familywatchdog.us/

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com

http://www.greatschools.org/

http://www.schoolmatters.com

Reasons Why A Real Estate Agent Cannot Comment
http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=20748062
http://www.fairhousing.com/index.cfm?method=page.display&…
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/12/06/what-a-real-estate…

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

Regards,
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Sr Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
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