Best Jonesboro Schools
guest

Little Rock, AR

#21 Jan 23, 2009
My daughter attends Visual & Performing Arts. She loves it. They have the same subjects as all schools must have, but then they have art, dance, music, etc. They offer an after school academy each 4-6 weeks. It offers the children the chance to do different things such as cheerleading, acting, art classes, and more. It is a Great school and I would recommend it to anyone.
guestt

Paragould, AR

#22 Jan 23, 2009
Brookland!!! I wouldnt send my kids to any other school around here.
guest

Lake Charles, LA

#23 Jan 23, 2009
Ridgefield Christian is great.

TRP

Since: Oct 08

Jonesboro, AR

#24 Jan 23, 2009
guest wrote:
My daughter attends Visual & Performing Arts. She loves it. They have the same subjects as all schools must have, but then they have art, dance, music, etc. They offer an after school academy each 4-6 weeks. It offers the children the chance to do different things such as cheerleading, acting, art classes, and more. It is a Great school and I would recommend it to anyone.
I've never heard of it before. Where is that at?
dazed

Jonesboro, AR

#25 Jan 23, 2009
they could all be better. westside is trying to get off of the list of poor school. so they have classes with not enough text books. they charge you for everthing but the air that your children breath. kids don't have luch money then they can teach your kids a lesson by giving them an alternate lunch (what happended to no kid left behind) but they do have money to build buldings they don't need
guest

Little Rock, AR

#26 Jan 23, 2009
TRP wrote:
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I've never heard of it before. Where is that at?
This is a Jonesboro Magnet School. It used to be Hillcrest.
guest

Little Rock, AR

#27 Jan 23, 2009
Oppps typo. It use to be Hillcrest.
raiders

Jonesboro, AR

#28 Jan 23, 2009
Nettleton, enough said

TRP

Since: Oct 08

Jonesboro, AR

#29 Jan 23, 2009
Ohh thats the school he is suppose to be going to. I guess alot of people still call it Hillcrest. How many students are in the elementary? I'm going next week to look at it and meet a few of teachers.
lvn85

United States

#30 Jan 23, 2009
my vote goes to westside. they may have a had a shooting, but that was years ago. since then they have come way up in excellence. thats where I would prefer to send mine. there or valley view

TRP

Since: Oct 08

Jonesboro, AR

#31 Jan 23, 2009
raiders wrote:
Nettleton, enough said
Whats the difference between Nettleton Central, Fox Meadow, and University Heights?
JHS grad and supporter

Russellville, AR

#32 Jan 23, 2009
MacGregor wrote:
I won't put my child into a school in the Jonesboro/Nettleton school district.
In my opinion there are only two districts to even consider. Valley View or Brookland. Westside kinds of teeters on the edge. It's a good school with a good superintendent who's trying to pull it out of the financial distress stigma.
As for the magnet schools, they'll focus too heavily on a couple of subjects and not enough on the others. But inner city school mentality will assure your child is prepared to be social adept at the very least. There's a whole lot of integration there too,(rich poor, black white mexican, everything) if that's what you're after.
Valley View does have a bit too much emphasis on preparing for the test but at least they are teaching the kids something and they've got some sort of maintained focus. They've got an image to uphold too so prepare yourself well.
Just wondering if you ever had a child in a Jonesboro magnet school? I have one at Visual and Performing Arts and one at International Studies. I can assure you that they teach all the subjects there. These are public schools that still have to meet all state guidelines. I'm just not understanding where this myth (and that's all it is) comes from.

As far as which school district is "better", that really depends on a lot of factors. I can tell you it's a fact that a much higher percentage of Jonesboro graduates attend college and many have scholarships. You can check with the State Board of Education to confirm this. In the long run that is what I want for my children. I understand that others may disagree...just giving my opinion here.
info

Mountain Home, AR

#33 Jan 23, 2009
guest wrote:
My daughter attends Visual & Performing Arts. She loves it. They have the same subjects as all schools must have, but then they have art, dance, music, etc. They offer an after school academy each 4-6 weeks. It offers the children the chance to do different things such as cheerleading, acting, art classes, and more. It is a Great school and I would recommend it to anyone.
out of all the magnet schools i have heard great things about international studies and visual performing arts also!
what

Fordyce, AR

#34 Jan 23, 2009
TRP wrote:
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Whats the difference between Nettleton Central, Fox Meadow, and University Heights?
central is the poorer kids (parent participation is about 10%)
university heights and fox meadow are the kids that are a little better off (parent participation is about 60%)
George

Mountain Home, AR

#35 Jan 23, 2009
TRP wrote:
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Whats the difference between Nettleton Central, Fox Meadow, and University Heights?
It's based on where you live in the Nettleton district. Nettleton Central and Nettleton Intermediate are near the high school. University Heights covers the area near Hilltop, while Fox Meadow is out passed the Malco Hollywood area. All three are very good schools. My elder son attended the "Central" schools and moved to the junior high and high school as an honor graduate and my younger son is going through the University Heights system now. It was based on where we lived at the time.
Nettleton

United States

#36 Jan 24, 2009
TRP wrote:
I'm looking for a small to medium school. I was thinking possibly Nettleton. I've heard good things about it. I guess the races doesn't really matter. We are white. My son is nonverbal and still needs therapy. So it would have to have special education classes.
Nettleton is the best in my opinion. University Heights is a really good school, I have a friend who works there. Fox Meadow is a really great place, too and I've heard it has a really great special education class. I think the teacher in there is new this year and I've heard really great things about her. My sister's kids and my friends kids all go to Fox Meadow and they love it.
justagirl

United States

#37 Jan 24, 2009
If I had to choose a school for my child in Jonesboro, it would be between Nettleton and Valley View. I believe the original poster said that she had a child with special needs. I would visit with each school and see what they had to offer. I would also check to see how long the special education teachers had been at the schools and what the reputation of the teachers and the special ed programs are.

Outside of the city, I would look closely at Brookland. It is a great school with a small school feel.
parent

Russellville, AR

#38 Jan 24, 2009
TRP wrote:
Ohh thats the school he is suppose to be going to. I guess alot of people still call it Hillcrest. How many students are in the elementary? I'm going next week to look at it and meet a few of teachers.
If I'm understanding correctly you live in the Jonesboro school district and the closest magnet school to your home is Visual and Performing Arts ( the old Hillcrest). I wanted to make sure you know that even if you live in what used to be the boundaries for Hillcrest/VPA, your child will not automatically go to school there. You have to choose which magnet school you want to enroll your child in. If VPA/Hillcrest is full before you register, your child cannot go there even if you live across the street. The old boundary lines no longer apply.

Also, it is very, very diffucult to transfer your child out of the Jonesboro school district. In fact, nearly impossible. You should call Jonesboro Central Office to see what steps you would have to take before you get your hopes up for another district.

Hope this helps.:)

TRP

Since: Oct 08

Jonesboro, AR

#39 Jan 25, 2009
parent wrote:
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If I'm understanding correctly you live in the Jonesboro school district and the closest magnet school to your home is Visual and Performing Arts ( the old Hillcrest). I wanted to make sure you know that even if you live in what used to be the boundaries for Hillcrest/VPA, your child will not automatically go to school there. You have to choose which magnet school you want to enroll your child in. If VPA/Hillcrest is full before you register, your child cannot go there even if you live across the street. The old boundary lines no longer apply.
Also, it is very, very diffucult to transfer your child out of the Jonesboro school district. In fact, nearly impossible. You should call Jonesboro Central Office to see what steps you would have to take before you get your hopes up for another district.
Hope this helps.:)
I don't really live that close to it. But I am in the Jonesboro Magnet School district. But I was told that Hillcrest was the only magnet school that have special education. My son will start school in August and has development delays. I've heard its hard also but was told I needed a letter of release so that is this coming weeks mission.

Since: Nov 08

none ya

#40 Jan 25, 2009
TRP, I hope everything works out for you. I wish I had more advice to give, but I don't have much experience with PS.

It seems odd though that Hillcrest would be the ONLY school to offer special education.??

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