Choosing a neighborhood: Would you move to an "established" school district?
It's a great time to be talking about schools, now that tons of our kids have gone back to their respective schools or are starting school for the first time. Just wanted to remind everyone that the Schools Forum is alive and kickin'. Go on: rant and/or rave about your school. Email us if you don't see your school listed, and we'll get it up there.
Now. We have a mama who recently emailed who wants your thoughts on moving into desirable PPS neighborhoods or staying put? What say you, mamas?
If I am a mama of a 15 month old and while I know school is not in our immediate future I spend a lot of time thinking (worrying) about what school she will attend. We currently live in NE Portland in the Woodlawn school district. We are wanting to move within the next year to a bigger home. My big question is this: Do we stay in our NE neighborhood and rely on the transfer, charter, magnet system to find a suitable school or do we move into a coveted neighborhood (Aladema-Grant)? It seems like there are many options in the PPS system but I don't know reliable those options are. Do any of you have experience with the lottery system? If you had to move anyway would you move to a "better" hood so that your kids could go to the neighborhood school?