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Old 11-28-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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I was wondering if anyone has an opinion on either of these districts?

would you choose one over the other, and why?

I am more interested in middle school/high school.

TIA
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:57 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Data are your friends

Assessment for test scores for Boulder

I could not find the same for Adams 12

more at SchoolVIEW - District & School Performance
easy to compare schools
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:15 PM
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Disclaimer: My kids went to BVSD schools, Monarch HS.

That said, the school scores have nothing to do with how well (or poorly) an individual kid will do. Legacy HS (A-12) marching band just went to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:21 PM
 
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thanks for the website, Dave, very informative.

Katiana, I like looking online but also love personal input. It's always nice to hear a insider's opinion. Do you like BVSD? I know people can be partial to wherever they go, but they can also not like it.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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I've had a good experience with Adams 12 as have my neighbors. They've been great about working with us when we've had vandalism and/or bullying issues at our neighborhood bus stop with the middle school kids. I would be more concerned with the individual school personally, not the district--unless your child has an issue that will require extensive district involvement of course.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:36 PM
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I was very pleased with the education my kids got in BVSD. They both went to well-respected Tier I colleges, one got her doctorate and the other is in a master's program.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:36 AM
 
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Just personal opinion --since you asked -- while there are definitely standouts in Adams 12 (where we lived last in CO), I would choose BVSD but be more concerned with specific schools. Arguably, the Front Range's two best districts overall are BVSD and Cherry Creek because nearly all of the schools within those districts preform very well. On the whole, more schools in BVSD are ranked well above average or exemplary than Adams 12 and BVSD often has high schools that make the national best schools in the nation list. If we were to move back to CO we would move into BVSD, hands down.

Again, my personal opinion, blah, blah, blah...
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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do you HAVE to go to the school in your boundary? are there any flexibility?
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:59 PM
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do you HAVE to go to the school in your boundary? are there any flexibility?
A complete answer to this question would be quite lengthly. However, CO has statewide open-enrollment, meaning a student may apply to OE wherever. Each school district sets up its own policies for OE. Generally students from within a district are given priority in OE outside their attendance area over students from outside the district. In other words, don't buy a house in one district hoping to OE in another.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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