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Old 07-25-2010, 12:47 AM
Location: Eastside of Denver(:
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Originally Posted by rebelwoman View Post

Down in the Lakewood/Weat Ridge area, there is a lot of gangs & the kids are generally kinda way too sexual & violent & what not. Jefferson high school in Lakewood had a couple shoot outs in the past & there's a lot of competition between other high schools that cause the majority of them. That doesn't speak for all of the area, but generally that's what I've seen when I lived in Colorado as a child. There is good everywhere, though. Research it a little bit, but that's the information I can give you about the overall streets & schools.

Umm...both Lakewood and Wheatridge are actually really nice/safe areas. If you're from a small town, then anywhere in the metro area will appear scary if you want it to. Also, Wheatridge is northwest of the city, not south of it. And neither South Denver or the suburbs south of the city have a big gang problem. Northeast Denver from City Park and Five Points all the way up to Elyria Swansea, North Parkhill and Montbello have the biggest gang problem, followed by the westside neighborhoods like Westwood, Lincoln Park/La Alma, Sun Valley, and Valverde.

All the really impoverished/violent neighborhoods are closer to the city center. I can post a map if anyone would like...?
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:53 AM
Location: Eastside of Denver(:
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There are a lot of good and bad schools in the metro area, but here are the ones that should not be on the table no matter what. I'm not picky, but these just have too much gang violence, and bad education that I'd never put my kids in anyone of these schools. And some of these are my neighborhood schools.

Going by high schools, here are the bad ones:

Montbello (generally, schools in Montbello and Green Valley aren't too good).

West: Ha, it's practically empty. Gang violence, it's in a gang neighborhood, and there is no sense of pride in your work or school spirit, not that the latter one matters.

Adams City: Same as the previous.

Hinkley: No. Just no. They have an IB program but it still has a bad reputation as a gang school.

Aurora Central.

Well I guess that's it, ha
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:16 PM
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Hi. I'm still waiting for someone to address the "minus Overland" comment when talking about Cherry Creek's good schools. I'm thinking about Overland's open enrollment for next year for my children because we have moved into an area where Overland is only three blocks away, but they've been assigned to Gateway (almost a mile away), which will absolutely not happen.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:45 AM
Location: Littleton, CO
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Overland is better than Gateway, but better is a relative term.

Overland is the lowest performing CCSD school, but it would be among the highest performing Aurora Public Schools. If I had to choose between Overland and Gateway, I'd choose Overland too.

If I had to choose between Overland and any other CCSD school, I'd choose all of the other schools first.
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