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New to the area!
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I am planning to relocate to Ocala for a job opportunity in late April of this year. It is going to be a big move for me as I have lived in the same town in Georgia all of my 42 yrs. I am a single…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tammy Apr 2, 2012.

 

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Tammy replied to Tammy's discussion New to the area!
"Thanks so much Pat!  "
Apr 2, 2012
Pat Carter replied to Tammy's discussion New to the area!
"Wow, seeing the words "job opportunity" and "Ocala" in the same sentence was amazing, ha,ha,ha. Anyway, I prefer the SE side of town.  It is quieter, yet close to everything, and pretty much the safest area in Ocala. You are…"
Mar 30, 2012
Tammy replied to Tammy's discussion New to the area!
"Hi Marie! He has been tested twice and has made 98 and 99's on the math and reading sections but has fallen a little short on the creativity section. He is a very creative child but just can't seem to be when forced on…"
Mar 28, 2012
Tammy replied to Tammy's discussion New to the area!
"I am going to try and make some phone calls tomorrow! Thanks so much! "
Mar 28, 2012
Tammy replied to Tammy's discussion New to the area!
"I am getting lots of great advice from everyone and I sincerely appreciate it! I feel welcome already and I have not even moved yet! Thank you all so much "
Mar 28, 2012
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Mar 28, 2012
Stephanie Porterfield replied to Tammy's discussion New to the area!
"Please check into them. Some of them test in advance for placement so you will need to see what the requirements are for the one you are interested in. Wish you luck!! "
Mar 28, 2012
Marie LaRocco replied to Tammy's discussion New to the area!
"Hi Tammy. Has your son been tested for gifted? As this does aid in gettin into NH Jones.. Great school. I have a condo on 24 th rd. My daughter went to south Ocala elementary school. I love the school very much. Their gifted program is wonderful and…"
Mar 28, 2012
Jen Ryan replied to Tammy's discussion New to the area!
"We live on the SW side of town too so I am kind of partial to it as well. I would love to live a tiny bit closer to town but it's really not that bad. The farthest we go is to the civic theater and that is about 20 miles from here. You can get…"
Mar 28, 2012
Jen Ryan left a comment for Tammy
"Welcome to Ocala Mom! Here are some simple things you can do to get started!Invite your friends to join you:http://www.ocalamom.com/main/invitation/new?xg_source=msg_wel_network Add a profile…"
Mar 28, 2012
Tammy replied to Tammy's discussion New to the area!
"That area sounds perfect! I really like that they challenge her extra in class. It keeps their minds engaged and promotes their learning. My son needs that because he does tend to get bored. He is a top reader in his grade here…"
Mar 28, 2012
Tammy replied to Tammy's discussion New to the area!
"Thanks so much Stephanie! I have been looking at a couple of the Magnet schools but was under the impression that there was a waiting list for most. I am planning a trip there next week and thought I would go and talk to a few of them. I appreciate…"
Mar 28, 2012
Tammy replied to Tammy's discussion New to the area!
"Thanks Jennifer! It really is a large place compared to what I am use to but that can just be because this is all I have ever known. I am so glad to hear that you love it there. I really just need help being pointed in the right direction.…"
Mar 28, 2012
Tammy replied to Tammy's discussion New to the area!
"Thanks Theresa! I am going to be working at Ocala Health and Rehab on SE 24th Rd. I really don't know a lot about the area but am planning a trip at the end of next week to try and check some things out. My son actually just turned 10…"
Mar 28, 2012
Stephanie Porterfield replied to Tammy's discussion New to the area!
"Welcome! Schools are a bit different here than elsewhere I think but there are some really good schools in Ocala. I was not real happy with the public curriculum and could not afford the price of private schooling so I opted for Magnet Schools.…"
Mar 28, 2012
Jen Ryan replied to Tammy's discussion New to the area!
"Welcome!! I moved from Georgia almost four years ago. :) We love it here. I am homeschooling so I can't vouch for the schools but there are several great ones here. If you can tell us what are you are working I am sure they can point you in the…"
Mar 28, 2012

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At 2:48pm on March 28, 2012, Jen Ryan said…

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At 9:24am on March 28, 2012, happymom said…
Hello,
Welcome! I don't like to answer these questions on the board bc I feel like I will offend someone. I have lived in ocala basically my whole life so far. The best school district we have is the eighth street elementary, osceola middle and forest high school! You really want to avoid north marion and lake weir schools. We also have magnet schools that are wonderful! We have madison street (arts) and nh jones elementary ( math science). Then, we have the howard middle magnet program for middle school students. You would need to call and turn in a application asap now! They are about to start the interviews for next school year! We also have a scholarship called step up for students, but you have to go to school one full school semester first. The scholarship pays for most of a private school. You can also call cornerstone or hale academy and see about their scholarships. Cornerstone is one of our best private schools! St. Johns and grace school are the other two popular private schools.

The se side of ocala is the desired area to live in and that's where you will live for the best school district. Call lauri truluck if you need a agent. You can get more for your money if you live in the shores or marion oaks, but I wouldn't live there because of crime. Some people have luck and don't have problems in the shores, but you really want to avoid marion oaks. The schools in these area are not good at all either! Also, I forget to mention belleview christian is only $3500 dollars and is a good small school if you decide on going to a private school. Please email me back if you have any questions, I would love to help. Sorry for the errors I am on my cell phone lol!
 
 
 

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