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    gogok is offline Copper level (50+ posts)
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    Default Decent School Districts in Tri-State (NJ/NY/CT) Areas

    We just moved to the areas recently and would really like to know which district or county has good schools.

    We are willing to move anywhere in the greater tri-state regions (NJ/NY/CT) for our DD to get a better schooling.

    We don't know where and how to start with. Any websites or books on what schools in a district and their ratings?

    Actually, any suggestion on where/how to research on this topic would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you so much in advance.

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    Default RE: Decent School Districts in Tri-State (NJ/NY/CT) Areas

    Most realtors can help you out with this info. If you are interested in Westchester, send me a pm + I'll help you out!

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    Default RE: Decent School Districts in Tri-State (NJ/NY/CT) Areas

    Try http://www.greatschools.net/ for info on individual schools.

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    Default RE: Decent School Districts in Tri-State (NJ/NY/CT) Areas

    Not sure what area you are moving from, but wanted to let you know that NJ is all town school districts vs county. Most realtors can give you information and most papers there have yearly school ratings reports. Try The Record (Bergen County), the Star Ledger (Newark/Essex County based), and the Daily Record (Morris County based). I'll see if I am able to dig anything further up, but thought this might be helpful.

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    Default RE: Decent School Districts in Tri-State (NJ/NY/CT) Areas

    Thanks everyone for the great info.

    I understand that most realtors can provide me the information but I guess I need to find out what county or town has good schools first before I start contacting realtors in that area, does it work that way? Or I can just inquire the information without knowing where I wanna move to?

    Kath: what does all town school districts mean? Any info on NJ will be helpful.

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    Default RE: Decent School Districts in Tri-State (NJ/NY/CT) Areas

    I guess I didn't phrase that well. Each town has its own school district. You occasionally have a regional school, but typically not in the more populated suburbs. In NJ I would look primarily at Bergen and Morris Counties. Both have a lot of nice areas, good school districts in most towns, and lots of public transportation into the city for working (used it for years ;-)). I am still looking for some info online and will post if I can find some. I moved to another state and we have county school districts and no public transport, both of which are a huge change for me.
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    Default RE: Decent School Districts in Tri-State (NJ/NY/CT) Areas

    I live in NJ (30 minutes from NYC), so here are the good districts in my area:

    - Millburn (Essex County)
    - Glen Ridge (Essex County, Near Montclair)
    - Livingston (Essex County)
    - Westfield (Union County)
    - Summit (Morris County)
    - Chatham (Morris County)

    New Jersey Magazine had ratings of the best schools in NJ this past fall. I'm sure it got a lot of press, so you can Google it and definitely find out what's up.

    Good luck, and maybe we'll be neighbors someday!

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    gogok is offline Copper level (50+ posts)
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    Default RE: Decent School Districts in Tri-State (NJ/NY/CT) Areas

    >I live in NJ (30 minutes from NYC), so here are the good
    >districts in my area:
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    >- Millburn (Essex County)
    >- Glen Ridge (Essex County, Near Montclair)
    >- Livingston (Essex County)
    >- Westfield (Union County)
    >- Summit (Morris County)
    >- Chatham (Morris County)
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    >New Jersey Magazine had ratings of the best schools in NJ
    >this past fall. I'm sure it got a lot of press, so you can
    >Google it and definitely find out what's up.
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    >Good luck, and maybe we'll be neighbors someday!

    Thank you so much for the info, I will certainly check those area out. BTW, do you mean New Jersey Life Magazine? I tried to serach for New Jersey Magazine but it shows up as NJ Life.

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    Default RE: Decent School Districts in Tri-State (NJ/NY/CT) Areas

    It's NJ Monthly www.njmonthly.com

    You can buy the highschool rankings on the site.

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    Default RE: Decent School Districts in Tri-State (NJ/NY/CT) Areas

    I think the NY State Dept of Ed issues report cards for schools each year. If you can't find anything on their web site, you might check the NY Times. I think they pubish this sort of info for NY schools in their Education supplement once each year.

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