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Old 03-16-2015, 09:21 PM
 
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the placement of this high school is incredibly intentional, given its proximity to west forsyth high school. it is to divide the lower income and minority neighbourhoods away from the higher end all-white neighbourhoods closer to west forsyth and south forsyth. i lived in the area for years and this has been going on for a long time; it looks like it is still occurring.
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:58 PM
 
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the placement of this high school is incredibly intentional, given its proximity to west forsyth high school. it is to divide the lower income and minority neighbourhoods away from the higher end all-white neighbourhoods closer to west forsyth and south forsyth. i lived in the area for years and this has been going on for a long time; it looks like it is still occurring.

But didn't you say the same thing about South Forsyth? That Lambert siphoned off the whiteness?
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:29 PM
 
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But didn't you say the same thing about South Forsyth? That Lambert siphoned off the whiteness?
it did for the time being, but that was 5 years ago. i'm not saying that forsyth doesn't need more high schools; they do. i'm just saying that the placement of these high schools is deliberate in regards to race and economic status. they know what they're doing.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:39 PM
 
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it did for the time being, but that was 5 years ago. i'm not saying that forsyth doesn't need more high schools; they do. i'm just saying that the placement of these high schools is deliberate in regards to race and economic status. they know what they're doing.
How would you compare South Forsyth and Lambert now?

Roughly similar demographics and status?



And how does West Forsyth compare to the other two?
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:17 AM
 
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west forsyth is probably the most conservative and segregated. lambert at this point is a lot more diverse, there are many more asians and blacks in the area than there were even 5 years ago, although it remains a very rich area. south forsyth is probably the poorest and there is still a redneck vibe to it, although there are a lot of blacks and hispanics from the southwest portion of the county (where the subject high school is to be placed) that are a much larger presence in the school than they were when i went there.

at some point of course, they're going to run out of ways to gerrymander the school system. the county is simply diversifying too quickly even for the notoriously corrupt forsyth county board of education to quash.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:55 AM
 
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Just take the random name generator that developers use to create sub-division names, and repurpose it for naming a school that serves those sub-divisions. For instance, Creek Haven High School or Forest Bend High School.

Real Estate Subdivision Name Generator
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:25 AM
 
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:31 AM
 
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west forsyth is probably the most conservative and segregated. lambert at this point is a lot more diverse, there are many more asians and blacks in the area than there were even 5 years ago, although it remains a very rich area. south forsyth is probably the poorest and there is still a redneck vibe to it, although there are a lot of blacks and hispanics from the southwest portion of the county (where the subject high school is to be placed) that are a much larger presence in the school than they were when i went there.

at some point of course, they're going to run out of ways to gerrymander the school system. the county is simply diversifying too quickly even for the notoriously corrupt forsyth county board of education to quash.
You say South Forsyth is the poorest, but would you still consider it upper-middle class?
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:42 AM
 
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Free Lunches By HS
Lambert 5% West & South 12% North 25% Central 30%
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:48 AM
 
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Just take the random name generator that developers use to create sub-division names, and repurpose it for naming a school that serves those sub-divisions. For instance, Creek Haven High School or Forest Bend High School.

Real Estate Subdivision Name Generator
That is great. I like Bear Crest.
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