We are in the process of moving over the summer and would like to know which school district are good. For instance, Derby vs Maize school districts. Housing available off base? I have a junior and middle school (special needs).
Have you arrived there yet? If so, what are your first impressions? My wife is, right this minute at TMO getting her orders to McConnell. Orders that have us leaving this base in 11 more days...what a headache.
Thanks for the quick reply. I guess the Air Force's base ratings came out today and worried my wife because McConnell was in the 60s (out of 68). But I don't think it can be worse than Maxwell! Maybe this will help her feel a bit better about the move.
Hello-Thank you all for the very speedy responses. Yes, I hear Andover is nice, especially the YMCA. When we were stationed in Florida we used the Y facilities everyday. We are not opposed to commuting to McConnell. In fact, we are hobby farmers. We don't mind having a little bit of land to garden, raise chickens and animals. We looked at Mount Hope, Rose Hill, Mulvane just to name a few. But we have never actually been to these areas. I can't go ahead of time to house hunt because I just had a baby. It would be too much. I'm hoping we can find a furnished apartment or something where we can stay until we find a house. Any ideas??The prices of homes seem to be great! Does it seem this way to you? You can get a big house for little money! When we were stationed in Florida prices were absolutely horrible!!! I'm also so worried about schools, my son has been in foreign schools and well the curriculum is completely different. He is only now starting to show an interest in reading in English. Since we have been away from the states I hear so many stories about public schools-it is quite scary. All the testing, core curriculum (whatever that is), class sizes. It is just crazy. I would love to find a small country type school, away from the city.
It is exciting to research about all the "stuff" going on around Wichita from farmers markets to zoo! Thanks again for your responses.
I'd also like to add, I let my kids play outside, let them walk and explore in our safe village. I can see his school from our house...I just hope we can find a place like this, does this exsist? :) where everyone knows everything and if your kid is doing something wrong you will hear about it! I guess the positive is I don't have to speak in German in Kansas....we will miss our neighbors, oma&opas always loving on our children!! my husband will definitely miss all our local festivals, we just celebrated st nikolaus tag and 2nd advent!! i will miss this place.