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Old 12-19-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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Boise ID is another city that would fit and it appears that its schools are becoming more diverse in terms of student enrollment as well. https://www.boiseschools.org

Colorado Springs may be another one: https://www.d11.org

Both have other school districts that city residents may be zoned for as well.
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Old 12-19-2017, 11:08 AM
 
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Old 12-19-2017, 11:21 AM
 
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The Arlington schools honestly arenít that great. If I was going to raise kids in the DC suburbs, Iíd want the Fairfax or Montgomery County school district.
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:54 PM
 
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Virginia Beach May be another good fit in this regard. Virginia Beach City Public Schools
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Old 12-19-2017, 11:00 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I personally think people put too much emphasis on the local public school rankings. I know a guy from college who went to a really "terrible" public school in central TX who went to Harvard for grad school.

Having parents who are involved in the kids life and provide support at home combined with the kids personal aptitude have way more to do with success in life than the school system in my opinion.

I think the biggest issue with bad school districts is that they usually have a large number of kids in concentrated poverty and parents that either can't be (for financial reasons) or won't be involved in their kids academics and don't have any social connections.

I think the biggest benefit of good (or wealthy) school districts is that the majority of kid's in the school have parents that care (or are able to care) and the school offers the social benefits of networking. Everyone knows internships and jobs are just as much about who you know as they are about merit.

Just my 2 cents.
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