Corbin Primary or Oak Grove School or?
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Corbin

Mayfield, KY

#47 May 8, 2013
My kids went to Oak Grove awhile and now go to Corbin. Corbin is a much better school system. I'd spend less time worrying about what kids are wearing and more time making sure my children are getting a quality education! It surprises me that people on this thread are comparing the two schools and complaining about the "in" crowd at Corbin. That type of behavior is in all schools. It doesn't get anymore fake than much of what you find at Oak Grove! I can say this without reservation because my kids have been at both schools!
Camillus Mom

Richmond, KY

#48 May 9, 2013
Save the heart ache.. Send them to St. Camillus. My daughter was moved there from Corbin. We love it. I have a neice at both Oak Grove and Corbin. My sister spends ALOT more $ for her kids to "fit in" at Corbin, than at my brothers daughter at Oak Grove. I get tuition assistance at St. Camillus & get most her uniforms for free from the school closet. No ones says a word & the girls in her 3rd grade class could care less. The kids there are very mature, well rounded, and have a GREAT education. Don't make a choice until you visit all 3 schools.
Big Money

Corbin, KY

#49 May 9, 2013
Corbin wrote:
My kids went to Oak Grove awhile and now go to Corbin. Corbin is a much better school system. I'd spend less time worrying about what kids are wearing and more time making sure my children are getting a quality education! It surprises me that people on this thread are comparing the two schools and complaining about the "in" crowd at Corbin. That type of behavior is in all schools. It doesn't get anymore fake than much of what you find at Oak Grove! I can say this without reservation because my kids have been at both schools!
Don't be surprised. Unfortunately, you're right, there is an "in" crowd at every school. But if you know anything about teenagers at all, you know that how their peers perceive them is more important to most of them, especially girls, than how anyone else perceives them. This, in turn, affects their education. If they are being bullied and made fun of, they won't be getting the education you desire for them. They'll be getting a social education from the sons and daughters of the entitled "who's who" of Corbin that I assure you is much, much worse.
Oak Grove Parent

Corbin, KY

#50 May 9, 2013
Corbin wrote:
My kids went to Oak Grove awhile and now go to Corbin. Corbin is a much better school system. I'd spend less time worrying about what kids are wearing and more time making sure my children are getting a quality education! It surprises me that people on this thread are comparing the two schools and complaining about the "in" crowd at Corbin. That type of behavior is in all schools. It doesn't get anymore fake than much of what you find at Oak Grove! I can say this without reservation because my kids have been at both schools!
Just curious. What do you mean by "It doesn't get anymore fake than much of what you find at Oak Grove"? All of my children attended Oak Grove and we had a great experience. In what way do you feel they were fake?
Corbin

Mayfield, KY

#51 May 10, 2013
Oak Grove Parent wrote:
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Just curious. What do you mean by "It doesn't get anymore fake than much of what you find at Oak Grove"? All of my children attended Oak Grove and we had a great experience. In what way do you feel they were fake?
In my opinion the leadership is fake and a lot of the teachers are as well. There's a lot of politics, gossiping, backstabbing going on there. They seemed to me to be more about image and "keeping up with Corbin" than about the kids. And to the previous poster, I agree that for teenagers there's a lot of pressure to fit in. My point is that high school isn't the end of the road for a lot of kids. I try to raise mine to be confident in theirselves and their abilities. When they grow up and graduate from college it's not going to matter whether or not they were homecoming queen in high school. Popularity doesn't always equal success in the real world.
Oak Grove Parent

Corbin, KY

#52 May 11, 2013
Corbin wrote:
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In my opinion the leadership is fake and a lot of the teachers are as well. There's a lot of politics, gossiping, backstabbing going on there. They seemed to me to be more about image and "keeping up with Corbin" than about the kids. And to the previous poster, I agree that for teenagers there's a lot of pressure to fit in. My point is that high school isn't the end of the road for a lot of kids. I try to raise mine to be confident in theirselves and their abilities. When they grow up and graduate from college it's not going to matter whether or not they were homecoming queen in high school. Popularity doesn't always equal success in the real world.
Ok. I see what you mean & I agree completely about the teenager issue. Thanks for clarifying it. I wish that many teenagers, including my own, could see this.
Redhound Pride

Schaumburg, IL

#53 May 13, 2013
As you can tell from my "name" I am a Corbin alum. I loved it there. I have a soon to be 3 year old that I have been considering preschools for this fall. I thought back on my experience in Corbin schools and I decided to start my child out in Corbin and keep him in Corbin. I remember being in preschool - HS with the same kids. It was great! We were like a big family. I am still friends with those people. My best friend from preschool is still in my life. How many people can say they have a friend of 35 years?

Every school has issues with cliques. It's not just in Corbin. Even as an adult it has helped me by being affiliated with Corbin schools system.
Donna

Middlesboro, KY

#54 May 14, 2013
I have a friend who lives outside the city limits and she told me that she was going to have to pay $300 and some odd dollars a semester for her child to go to corbin primary. If you ask my that is not right. The county schools tahe the city kids at no charge. All of my children attended Oak Grove and went on to Whitley Middle and High Schools and they are very well wdjusted and successful. So dont knock the county school system.
Donna

Middlesboro, KY

#55 May 14, 2013
And I dont live in Middlesboro Ky. I live right here in Corbin.
daville

South Fulton, TN

#56 May 15, 2013
Donna wrote:
I have a friend who lives outside the city limits and she told me that she was going to have to pay $300 and some odd dollars a semester for her child to go to corbin primary. If you ask my that is not right. The county schools tahe the city kids at no charge. All of my children attended Oak Grove and went on to Whitley Middle and High Schools and they are very well wdjusted and successful. So dont knock the county school system.
That is Knox County they are money grubbers punishing the students for what the administrators want. Whitley and Laurel counties still have their agreements with Corbin.
Not So Fast

Tucker, GA

#57 May 15, 2013
Laurel hasn't had an agreement with Corbin in years. Students that live in Knox or laurel must pay tuition,unless you have a guardian or work in the district.
Nope

Schaumburg, IL

#58 May 15, 2013
I wish Laurel County had an agreement with Corbin. It doesn't make any sense to live in Corbin barely across the Laurel Co. line and have to pay tuition or drive your kid all the way to London. It's complete nonsense! What's even worse is the tuition fee is outrageous! You'd think it was college courses.
Student

Mayfield, KY

#59 May 20, 2013
I go to Corbin and if you want your child to be able to excel socially and education wise I suggest Corbin. Socially if you start at Corbin at a younger age you find friends that stick with you. As far as education goes, Corbin focuses on the future so children can excel. I'm in the 7th grade and I know exactly what I have to do to get into medical school, not pay for collage and I think I will excel. My dad happens to be a doctor though. But, I have lots of friends who's parents aren't rich or have high social standings. Of course you have popular clicks but many kids who are in these excel in academics. Even if you don't have high social standings your child can escape that. Many posts in here are very styreotypical.
opinion

Middlesboro, KY

#60 May 20, 2013
Corbin gets the higher education scores. I would pick Corbin.
melissa

Winchester, KY

#61 May 23, 2013
Oak grove for elementary. Then move them to Corbin for middle school.
so true

United States

#66 Jan 1, 2015
opinion wrote:
I have had children attend both Corbin city and Oak Grove. Hands down i prefer Oak Grove it is a wonderful school with great teachers. The main thing i do not like about Corbin is i feel that it is very political if you or your relatives are not "somebody" your kids may not get treated the same as the ones who are. This is strictly my opinion that is the experience that i have had.
This is so true.....experienced this with my daughter.
mom

Louisville, KY

#69 Jan 7, 2015
smarter than some wrote:
Corbin school has a "class system". you have to have money or a "name" to be treated fairly, there is a big snob appearance there. Oak Grove treats everyone the same, I have been in both schools and seen it all.
Not true! All kids are treated equal!

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