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Old 04-27-2015, 05:59 PM
 
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We are in the process of buying houses. I know Kennedy is one of the best but I wonder how close is Lincoln. The houses typically are more expensive in Kennedy district but there are more choices in Lincoln district that are within our budget (<300k). Would like to hear your opinion. Thanks~
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:08 PM
 
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Both schools are top notch. Note that Lincoln feeds into Napervville Central HS while Kennedy feeds into Naperville North HS. You should decide if you prefer Central HS or North HS. Imo, picking the right choice for HS is more important because how students do in high school determines their college choices and is the time where they find out what they want to do with their life. Still, compare the middle schools too. There are many schools in Naperville to choose from whether you prefer North HS or Central HS. Have you tried looking in the parts of Lisle that are in the Kennedy school district? Lisle is more affordable than Naperville, so you might have more options there. Look at the school's website to see what the schools offer and schedule a tour of the middle schools and the high schools.
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:30 AM
 
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My daughter attends Lincoln and we love it. I had some concerns because I have heard better things about Madison and Kennedy but turns out I was wrong.

My daughter has had some wonderful teachers (including the 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year) and they are very communicative. I have had no problems contacting them when needed and they are always willing to help out.

Not all of Kennedy goes to NNHS. It is one of the junior highs where the boundaries are split so depending on where you live and which grade school you attend you could be heading to NCHS. I personally prefer NCHS but both are good schools.

If you have some specific questions, feel free to DM me.
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:06 PM
 
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Thanks for the valuable information. I heard central and north high are both good so Im deciding which junior school will be better. Seems like both are pretty good. So what about washinton and madison. Do you have a rank of these four junior high?

Im more concerned about junior high because I remember when I was at that age, kids are more influenced by the environment since they are going thru puberty.
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:48 PM
 
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Thanks for the valuable information. I heard central and north high are both good so Im deciding which junior school will be better. Seems like both are pretty good. So what about washinton and madison. Do you have a rank of these four junior high?

Im more concerned about junior high because I remember when I was at that age, kids are more influenced by the environment since they are going thru puberty.

Totally understand that....those were my concerns also. I will say that when we first moved here I had heard that Lincoln had a "rougher" reputation. I think that was a little exaggerated by a few isolated incidents. Since that time there has been a new principal and I have not found there to be any issues in the two years we have been there. Aside, of course, from the regular crap that you deal with at the middle school ages

I think that in terms of reputation most would choose Madison first then Kennedy, Lincoln, and Jefferson all together and finally Washington. Kennedy is the newest of the schools and the one that the PI Plus (honors) students attend (different from the PI and Honors Math that is in all of the schools) so it tends to have the reputation as the "smart" school. The dual language classes all go to Jefferson. Washington I am sure is a perfectly fine school.....just doesn't have the reputation of being on top. Why, I don't know.

All in all, they are all very good schools and I have not heard much about enviromental issues at any of them. They are pretty much on top of that stuff at the junior high level. Now, high school is a different story. A little harder to control that age group.

I'll just tell you to review the school border maps when you start looking because they changed stuff around a couple of years ago and all of the areas north of 75th and east of washington are kind of crazy in terms of who goes to what school.
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