What is the best MIddle School in Central Oregon ie Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Prineville, Homeschool, etc.?

Asked by Claudia Starr, The Villages, FL Sat Apr 17, 2010

I am looking for a the best environment for my daughter who will be 11 in August and going into 6 th grade. I am concerned about her getting lost into the system as this will be her first American public school experience, having been in private schools overseas. She is not interested in sports, more interested in the arts. and has been in the IB format during elementary school. We tried to get into REALMS, but did not make the list through lottery.

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Robert Page, Agent, Bend, OR
Sat Aug 17, 2013
Definitely depends on whether you prefer rural or in town living. Rarely known in Central Oregon is a small town by the name of Culver. Schools have a great reputation and the small size makes sure no one gets lost.

Below is a link to many school related sites including a State report card page.

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Bend Native, Home Owner, Bend, OR
Wed Jul 6, 2011
You might want to observe the schools websites...bend.k12.or.us, sisters.k12.or.us, redmond.k12.or.us There are IB programs available at some of the high schools, yet not all...you cannot go wrong, as there are excellent teachers in ALL public districts you mention...Pilot Butte Middle School is starting an IB program, Cascade Middle School has one....Sisters community is highly supportive of the Arts...depends on your interests in urban or rural living and the plusses and minuses of each. ie; transportation time for you and your child. Hope that helps!
One more good website with links to all the schools is http://www.hdesd.org, the website of the High Desert Educational Service District
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David Quiros, Agent, Bend, OR
Wed Jun 9, 2010
You might try Seven Peaks School on the Westside of Bend. It is a k-8 private / charter school. I've heard great things about this school. If you are interested in looking at homes in the area of this school, please give me a call. David Quiros (541) 598-4262
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