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Old 05-02-2019, 12:24 PM
 
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^^Isn't it amazing there are all these "best high schools"? Does this not seem a bit silly? We can't all move to NYC or wherever. My husband's high school in Nebraska considers itself one of the best in the country as well, the "Boston Latin of the Midwest". LOL!
Nobody said you have to move to NYC lol.
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:03 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Nobody said you have to move to NYC lol.
I'm not clear on why the OP wants this information. Is it to find a school for his/her kid? It's preposterous to think there's one "best" HS in the country; even nuttier to think there's one "most diverse".
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Old 05-02-2019, 03:28 PM
 
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I'm not clear on why the OP wants this information. Is it to find a school for his/her kid?
not sure what o.p.'s motive is but it doesnt seem nefarious.

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It's preposterous to think there's one "best" HS in the country;
andover ?
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even nuttier to think there's one "most diverse".
not sure but there is some mathematics one can use to figure out which of the 5,000 or so student bodies has the closest parity of caucasion, black, asian, native, multi-racial of various ethnicitys + l.g.b.t.q.^.~. among different economic backgrounds. it would be hard but not all that nutty.



my vote upthread for the best balence of the two would be either latin or latin academy. because they are public exam schools (one must score among the highest in the district in order to get in -- kinda' like the s.a.t.'s for 7th and 8th graders).
they are the best schools in the capitol of the state with the #1 ranked public high schools. opposing popular belief, boston is a majority-minority city. and the exam schools set aside 30 % of the seats to minoritys.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:27 PM
 
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the "best" schools around here are "diverse":
Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, etc.
you had better bring your A game.
school is just practice. tutors take
it to the next level of scholastics.
sort of like AAU for academics.
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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What does diversity have to do with how good the school is?
Bingo. Because diversity has replaced excellence in our language. And if I may pun, it's hardly equal.
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Please describe the metric by which a city's school "diversity" is found to be "good" or "bad". If a city or its schools have bad diversity, what can be done to make it better?

Say, the diversity in East St. Louis is found to be better than that of Jamestown, North Dakota. What can Jamestown do to try to improve itself to the higher standard, and move higher on your classification?
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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These C-D forums are filled with people wanting to move to the “best and most diverse” schools like it’s some magic bullet. ”Best” is subjective to the kid and meaningless if a school isn’t meeting a kid’s individual academic/social needs, and providing challenge/opportunities for them.

If the school is not too diverse, expose kids to travel, culture, and diversity in after school programs, on the weekends, during the summers...

It’s amazing the number of parents I meet who sign 6 figure contracts to the “best, most diverse” prep schools and tell me “now little Suzy will assuredly get into the Ivy League.”

Glad the current admissions scandal is exposing some of the ridiculousness of all this. Those kids coming from the “best and diverse” LA prep HS and still can’t get into USC without cheating? There are quite a few kids from our “not the best in the US” HS who easily got into USC, as well as much more selective colleges...

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Old 05-07-2019, 06:59 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Lowell Highschool, San Francisco? Maybe it's not as diverse now, as it used to be, since the city has lost some of its diversity.

OP, are you asking about public schools, or private, or any school?
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:48 PM
 
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^^Isn't it amazing there are all these "best high schools"? Does this not seem a bit silly? We can't all move to NYC or wherever. My husband's high school in Nebraska considers itself one of the best in the country as well, the "Boston Latin of the Midwest". LOL!
I think the OP is basing his list from US News & World Report best high schools.

There is also Martin Luther King Jr. High School, a magnet school in Nashville, that routinely makes the US News & World Report list.
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:48 AM
 
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It seems that Mission Viejo High School in Southern California has a very good music program as their orchestra as well as their has performed in Carnegie Hall in NYC.
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