We are moving to Utah in January

Christine - posted on 06/26/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I was wondering where would the best area to live and better high schools. My husbands job is relocating out there to Utah. We have been trying to figure out where the best are and high schools are. Thank you in advance for any advice anyone could give me.

Christine

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Angela - posted on 09/25/2010

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It depends on what area of the state you are in whether or not the public schools are good or not. Some areas the public schools are better than the private. If you were going to southern Utah I'd say hands down send your kids to a private school. Utah county private and public are the same. SLC i have been told there is no point in going to a private unless your kids have no social skills. The montessori school system is no longer offered here in Utah. Hasn't been offered since 1998. if you want to get that sort of feel you have to do home school with a private school sponcering you with a distance learning program.

Tonya - posted on 09/25/2010

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I have also been told that Utah Schooling Systems are Poor. If a child is to go to a public school in Utah and later decides that he is moving to another state and applies for another school. Once the child is tested he will most likely hear that he/she was not taught all of the required material and will fall back a year. That is one reason I am sending my children to a Montessori (sp) school so he/she can learn at their own pace but still learn everything that needs to be taught. All Montessori schools have a lot of hands on activities which helps the child's brain develop. My children are excelling in their private school so if we tried a public school, we are told that the lessons taught will not be enough education in most places to place them in their age group in school. Instead, that child would be behind in some areas or most areas. The private school I picked to send my sons to is great! What they have learned is incredible! The money we pay for my children's education is worth it. So, living in Utah I would look at Private Schools or even a Charter School.

Angela - posted on 09/17/2010

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My husband grew up in Murry and Holladay and went to 4 high schools his senior year. He went to 3 different sizes of schools. for good programs and athletics we have Skyline High School 5A(biggest school size in Ut), Olympus HS 4A, Murry 4A (only high school in its district). All have pretty good developed programs and extra curricular activities. Second Choices, Granite High School, Granger HS, Highland, or Cotton Wood. All but Granger are located on the East side of the Valley. And Murry is located just West of State Street.
Most have high developed programs and specializations. If you contact them they will give you more information on their specific programs. My husband highly recommends Skyline and Olympus HS.

Tonya - posted on 09/13/2010

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I currently live in Clinton, Utah which is about 45 minutes away from SLC. Clinton is a nice place to live. It has pretty much everything around you and you have a lot of the schools surrounding the county. My neighbors children go there and they seem to really enjoy it. Also, there is Bountiful. My son did go to a school in Bountiful for a short period of time, the school was nice, and I liked the neighborhoods/people. You are probably only 30 minutes from Salt Lake City. Sorry I couldn't help more.

Brittany - posted on 09/12/2010

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I live in tooele and the school system is great out hear i went through it and its still close enough to the city incase you wanted or absolutely needed something that you couldn't get at the wal mart and also we have 3 high schools to chose from depending on where you live in tooele county if you have decided to relocate there..... i'm glad that im going to raise my son in tooele less crime and i know what in the hell is going on.... hope this helps anything else let me know

Pam - posted on 09/03/2010

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Bountiful seems to be a good place, but I've never lived there personally. its not too far from Salt Lake.

Christine - posted on 08/30/2010

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My husbands job is in salt lake city. Yes we are aiming for a suburb area. I have 5 kids, but only 2 are going with us. the others are 20 & over. Sorry took me so long to reply. been very hectic around here.

Jamie - posted on 08/30/2010

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personally i really like Davis County from North Salt Lake to Clearfield is my favorite area

Kristen - posted on 07/03/2010

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Great post by Kadie! So much info!! Christine, do you know where your husband job is to be located? Are you aiming to live in a suburban area or a more city-like area? How many kids do you have? Welcome to Utah soon! :)

Kadie - posted on 06/28/2010

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It kind of depends on the county you would be living in or that you would want to be near. If you know the county that your husband will be working in then you can go to one of these sites
http://www.publicschoolreview.com/high_s...
http://www.directoryofschools.com/high-s...
and see the reviews and stats.

This is from a local paper:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/70004...

And this is form USN
http://www.usnews.com/listings/high-scho...

Utah, Salt Lake, Weber, Davis, Tooele and Washington have the biggest schools with less one on one teacher/student. They say the class size is 23 to 25... it's actually bigger than that in most of the schools.
If you would like send me a message and I can see what I can find out to help you. (I have siblings that just graduated recently)

Don't mind the natives (Us Mormons) we don't usually bite but we can be pushy sometimes. :) I hope the move works for you. Best wishes.

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