Moving to Port Charlotte

Since: Apr 09

United States

#1 Jul 28, 2009
Hello, my family and I are moving to Port Charlotte next week. I was curious about which schools are best for younger kids, where are good places to meet new people. Fun things to do in the area? Any information you could offer would be helpful!
David

Chattanooga, TN

#2 Jul 29, 2009
Lots of good schools in Kansas, the Dakotas, Connecticut and such. Oh, you mean here in Charlotte County, just kiddingÂ…

From experience (one in college and one in 1st grade, both through and in Charlotte County schools), you get out of the school what you put in to the school. I think if you look at the schools as a tax supplied day care, then you will have a problem with the schools. If you look at the schools as an extension of you teaching your children, then you will like schools. I seem to think the schools here are good. I think the schools give all the resources needed for a student thrive.

--David
DittoSis

Spring Hill, FL

#3 Aug 4, 2009
My daughter attended Liberty Elementary school for kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd grade. HER TEACHERS(Mrs. Soberay & Mrs. Maggio)were fantastic. My husband and I worked with her teachers to make going to school a positive experience.

I don't recommend this school if you have special needs children. I have seen teachers tackle special needs children right outside the school, and right across the street from where I used to live. The incident stopped traffic on Atwater St.

Some elementary schools were year round schools, if I recall corrctly.
Julie

North Port, FL

#4 Aug 6, 2009
Liberty is an Amazing school especially for students with disabilities. It is the home school for the county's emotionally and behaviorally disturbed students, and the teachers for that program do an excellent job. You must have seen a rare occurance of a "take down" but I assure you those are only done when students put themselves or others in danger. I'm glad you had positive experiences with your own students.
DittoSis

Spring Hill, FL

#5 Aug 7, 2009
Julie wrote:
Liberty is an Amazing school especially for students with disabilities. It is the home school for the county's emotionally and behaviorally disturbed students, and the teachers for that program do an excellent job. You must have seen a rare occurance of a "take down" but I assure you those are only done when students put themselves or others in danger. I'm glad you had positive experiences with your own students.
In one incident the "teacher" tackled the student so hard I can still hear the sound of his head hitting the ground. He was slowly backing away from the teacher, and she seemed to just freak out. He wasn't posing a danger. Don't blame the student there, Julie. The other incident, which stopped traffic on Atwater St., was so violent it looked as if a brawl was going on. The poor student was literally picked up by 3 "teachers" and carried back to the school screaming.

Since: Mar 09

Cape Coral, FL

#6 Aug 13, 2009
dont let your kids go to neil armstrong!!!!!the teachers there are horrible plus they call child services on you for no reason,the school is just bad,they have volunteers that are drug heads,teachers who teach students who own kids get aressted for drugs.so i can say kingsway is the best school.and for a childs dr i say dr helgemos office is the best...
Liljohnson

Byron Center, MI

#7 Aug 14, 2009
I just enrolled my daughter into Neil Armstrong. Is it really a bad school? From what I've seen they aren't very good at the dismissal part of the day. I just moved here from Connecticut.
tammy

Fort Myers, FL

#8 Aug 17, 2009
Liljohnson wrote:
I just enrolled my daughter into Neil Armstrong. Is it really a bad school? From what I've seen they aren't very good at the dismissal part of the day. I just moved here from Connecticut.
you honestly are better off with kingsway! im telling you no lies neil armstrong is bad bad bad.you also will have problems with cild services coming out this scholl is trouble.the teachers suck and are no good.but take it from me,put ur kid in kingsway i did and i love it and she does too.i had no problems and they have great teachers.
DHunt

United States

#9 Nov 4, 2009
Looking a good estate firm there. Any info helpful.
Just wondering

United States

#10 Nov 4, 2009
DHunt: What are you looking for???
DHunt

United States

#11 Nov 6, 2009
Good attorney to oversee elder family members moving there. Estate matters, elder care, ect. They need smooth transition and security.
bill

Wesley Chapel, FL

#12 Nov 8, 2009
Move Back Fast!
sheliac

Cape Coral, FL

#13 Dec 8, 2009
Your really considering moving to a Police State?
You will find their are two Florida's. One that you see when you visit, and the second when you move her, and discover your mistake.
Look else where if you have children, unless you want them to grow up and call this place home.
DHunt

United States

#14 Dec 8, 2009
sheliac wrote:
Your really considering moving to a Police State?
You will find their are two Florida's. One that you see when you visit, and the second when you move her, and discover your mistake.
Look else where if you have children, unless you want them to grow up and call this place home.
Thanks, but could you be more specific?
Dom

Lake Wales, FL

#15 Jul 12, 2012
All i can say is Port charlotte Florida and the surrounding areas are not the most optimum environments for raising your children, Me personally Im 18 now and have lived here since i was about 10, Over the years I have seen The economy tank to the point that Most high school graduates within the past 2-3 years are still unemployed, We also have a large number of Drug addicts especially to Xanax and Oxycontin. And there is no real entertainment for the teenaage group of kids, most kids here spend there time selling or doing drugs, and stealing. Its not a ghetto yet, but its going the wrong way quickly, as more youth become unemployed and frustrated they continue to ahve a rising crime rate of 2-3 percent every year! Consider it lucky if your child makes it through high school only a Pot user, because in this town drugs are rampant. And the schools here are very poorly managed and funded, I went to North Port High which is the 1st school in sarasota county, But i live less than a block away from Port charlotte's Edge near murdock. I had nothing but issues with administration, and most of th etime kids transferring in during high school are forced to repeat a whole year cause they cant process the credits for some reason. Like sheilac wrote, there's 2 sides of florida, One half is the rich, warm, vacation spots with great people on vacation and scenery, and the other is A drug addicted crime ridden state with high unemployment and Below average incomes.
FLORIDA IS A STATE TO VISIT BUT WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT TRY TO LIVE HERE unless your
A: RICH
B: Old and retired

Anything else you will see the bad side of florida that most never think of
Gulf cove mom

Cape Coral, FL

#16 Aug 7, 2012
Dom is right, sorry to say.

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