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Old 10-15-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: SWE
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Wayzata High School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wayzata High School is located in Plymouth, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul. The high school, operated by the Wayzata School District, has approximately 3400 students in grades 9 to 12 (2012), making it the largest secondary school by enrollment in Minnesota.

In 2012, Newsweek ranked the school #355 "List of the 1000 Top High Schools in America.


While it's indeed one of the better, and the district is mostly wealthy, it's hardly an exclusive public school. Not very small either. Though i never went there, so i don't know how good or bad it really is.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:13 AM
 
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Jeff, how about Mpls public schools? Are they as bad as many other city schools?

Where are the low-income areas in TC?
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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Roseville High School, Roseville, MN:

Exterior. (link: http://www.isd623.org/rahs/images/Ro...igh-School.jpg)


Exterior. (link: http://o2.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dim...1b52e59bd6f066)


Hockey rink. (link: http://www.ci.roseville.mn.us/images...or%20arena.jpg)


Theater production. (link: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/HHMKd-HAjXU/0.jpg_


Classroom. (link: http://my.uli.org/sitecore/content/D...evilleWeb.ashx)


Band room. (link: http://assets2.razoo.com/assets/medi...png?1319809609)


Jazz band. (link: http://assets0.razoo.com/assets/medi...png?1319809612)
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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Jeff, how about Mpls public schools? Are they as bad as many other city schools?

Where are the low-income areas in TC?
There are certainly low-income areas of the Twin Cities.
Low-income areas are in the inner-city (of Minneapolis and St Paul) and some "first/second-ring" suburbs (parts of Bloomington, parts of Richfield, parts Columbia Heights, etc). I will post photos of the facilities in those schools, as well (as far as I can find pics online). I am not afraid to post the warts as well. The schools I have used so far were the first I thought of.

However, it should be mentioned that while some of the schools I have posted are in the well-to-do areas (although Windom and Roseville are decidedly middle class), there is open enrollment in Minnesota, and students are free to attend any school they would like. Open enrollment in Minnesota: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/Stu...ice/index.html

russiaonline insisted that the infrastructure of schools in Russia are equal to those in the US. That is the nexus of this thread. Just to reiterate.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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When I think of poor areas in the metro area, North Minneapolis is first in my mind. Here's Minneapolis North High, Minneapolis, MN:

Exterior. (link: http://images.publicradio.org/conten...-school_33.JPG)


Library. (link: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/sites/t...nte%20Boyd.jpg)


Gym. (link: http://blog.calebwilliamsphotography...MEDS-W-019.jpg)


Physics classroom. (link: http://stmedia.startribune.com/images/4north0502.jpg)


Science lab classroom. (link: http://www.minnpost.com/sites/defaul...Teacher640.jpg)
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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Another low-income area high school, Minneapolis Patrick Henry:

Exterior. (link: http://www.worldofstock.com/slides/AAB1954.jpg)


Exterior. (link: http://www.minnpost.com/sites/defaul...r-edkohler.jpg)


Classroom. (link: http://images.publicradio.org/conten...assroom_33.jpg)


Classroom. (link: http://www.mygrowthplan.org/pictures...s/DSC01651.JPG)


Gym. (link: http://henryhistory.mpls.k12.mn.us/uploads/DSC00606.JPG)
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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Another "city" school (the city schools are the oldest in Minneapolis); however, this one is not in a poor area. Minneapolis Washburn:

Campus. (link: http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwik...e_air_2007.jpg)


Exterior. (link: http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/upload/MS...chool_Building[1].jpg)


Weight room. (link: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/guIsKr7Px6I/0.jpg)


Gym. (link: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/GMuaIZLq6a0/0.jpg)


Football facility. (link: http://cdn4.ngin.com/attachments/pho...urn_medium.JPG)


Classroom. (link: http://www.minneapolis.afrc.af.mil/s...-GU458-002.JPG)
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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I'd be one of those Russians immigrants trashing American public schools that Russiaonline has mentioned, but what it has got to do with all these pictures???
(Besides, I was comparing American public schools with Soviet system of education, while I've heard lately that Russian public education has been Americanized, and that means that it's not all much better than American public education now.)
In fact Russians are aware that Putin and Medvedev are digging the grave for Russian system of education, leaving less and less subjects that they deem necessary for children to get for free.
So I have no idea what all these glitzy pictures are all about and whether they make any sense.
I don't care much how the classroom looks, really. What I care about is what kind of system of education, the approach to it is used in schools. That's what really matter, not some marching bands or football teams, really...
Sorry, just saw this post.
You are incorrect, extra-curricular activities and offerings DO matter.
These pictures are illustrations of the infrastructure and facilities of the school systems in question. Again, if you want to compare results of American and Russian schools, or methodologies of said systems, that's fine: Just start a different thread.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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Hey guys, just checking in. Anyone want to see a picture of my pecs?
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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Hey guys, just checking in. Anyone want to see a picture of my pecs?
Hey, how about this: Start a thread with pictures of your pecs.
Otherwise, if you don't care for the pictures that are posted in this thread, why do you click on it? Is it some kind of compulsion?
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