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Old 01-02-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: NE Atlanta suburbs
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Mill Creek High
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:40 PM
 
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what you want to look at is the % of free vs. paid. lunchesfor each school. Then, get online at [URL=http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us] there you will be able to read a report "REB" from all the schools mentioned. Next step; call the president of the HS's PTSA. Unannounced come for a visit once you are in the area . Please understand that if a school did not make AYP it is not a death sentence. last call the elected rep for each cluster. I will be looking forward to hearing from you when you call Berkmar's High School PTSA.

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Old 01-02-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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My pick would be Collins Hill HS going by their scores, reputation and feedback from parents with kids in there now. Not sure why they are rumored to be 'going downhill', but looks like it's still going to be a very solid choice in the future. A big part of our purchase decision was mostly because it's in that school cluster and within a relatively short drive to it.
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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My pick would be Collins Hill HS going by their scores, reputation and feedback from parents with kids in there now. Not sure why they are rumored to be 'going downhill', but looks like it's still going to be a very solid choice in the future. A big part of our purchase decision was mostly because it's in that school cluster and within a relatively short drive to it.
Yeah, when you look at that list of schools in terms of demographics, test scores, percentage free lunch, they really aren't that different from each other, and are some of the best schools in Gwinnett County. Objectively, any of them should be a solid choice.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: NE Atlanta suburbs
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Yeah, when you look at that list of schools in terms of demographics, test scores, percentage free lunch, they really aren't that different from each other,
I disagree, there are big differences. Check out greatschools.net or schoolmatters.com (a division of Standard & Poors, and you can compare the schools side by side).

Berkmar High School? Are you serious? Tell me you're kidding!
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I disagree, there are big differences. Check out greatschools.net or schoolmatters.com (a division of Standard & Poors, and you can compare the schools side by side).

Berkmar High School? Are you serious? Tell me you're kidding!
Are you talking about demographics or test scores, because none of the schools in the OP's list are that different demographically in that they all hover around 20% (give or take a couple of percentage points) on economically disadvantaged, at least according to the latest figures provided by greatschools.net.

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Old 01-03-2010, 08:08 AM
 
Location: NE Atlanta suburbs
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Are you talking about demographics or test scores, because none of the schools in the OP's list are that different demographically, at least according to the latest figures provided by greatschools.net.

Yes, they are different demographically, Mill Creek and Buford are at least. You can do a side by side comparison on schoolmatters.com of up to three schools at once. Or look them up separately on greatschools.net.

The test scores are slightly better at Collins Hill, and I have heard good things about that school, but economically disadvantaged percentage is much lower at Mill Creek than the other schools listed.
For example Mill Creek (17% ED) / Dacula HS (26% ED)/ Buford High ( 34% ED), Collins Hill (20% ED). 17% to 34% is a significant number, so yes, there are differences from that aspect.

Mountain View is too new to have any ratings so this school I don't know anything about it.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Not much difference in Total SAT scores either:

North Gwinnett 1573
Dacula 1505
Mill Creek 1542
Collins Hill 1529
Mountain View ????
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Percent economically disadvantaged:

North Gwinnett 14%
Dacula 26%
Mill Creek 17%
Collins Hill 20%
Mountain View ??

Dacula is the statistical outlier, but is not that significant in comparison to the state average of 50%.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:15 AM
 
Location: NE Atlanta suburbs
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Don't know why I was comparing Buford High, it wasn't even on the list

I seem to remember the OP asking about Buford at one point or another.
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