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Old 02-06-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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The thing with NYC high schools is that kids can apply to whatever ones they want. You hardly see kids going to their local high schools in NYC, even if a kid lives in the Upper East Side. That local high school will attract kids from all over, including kids in gangs, drug sellers, etc.
I did read in our local paper about a girl that was in the A Better Chance program at one of the local suburban schools that said that they have a lottery system in NYC as to what HS a kid will attend. She was from Harlem and she decided to enter her name in the ABC program and she was picked. In Upstate, for the kids that attend public schools, the girls go to Fayetteville-Manlius High, which is an affluent Eastern suburb of Syracuse and the boys go to Clinton, which is an affluent suburb of Utica. Some attend private schools in Upstate too. Here's information on the program, btw:A Better Chance : A Better Chance Home

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Old 02-06-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: moving again
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I think a better question would be what major cities DO have good schools?
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:01 PM
 
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I think a better question would be what major cities DO have good schools?
I was wondering about the same thing. Madison WI's school district is known for being pretty good:Madison Metropolitan School District

Madison Metropolitan School District schools - district elementary, middle, and high school information
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Camden, Nj and Compton, CA
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Dallas,tx or Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Dallas Independent School District (DISD) has some bad schools.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:24 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I think a better question would be what major cities DO have good schools?
Denver Public Schools' overall graduation rate is 46% (!), but it varies widely from school to scool. Several of Denver's high schools are on Newsweek's best high schools list.

Graduation rates still dismal - The Denver Post
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I think a better question would be what major cities DO have good schools?
Virginia Beach, VA
Raleigh
Lexington, KY
San Jose
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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New Orleans public schools have had a remarkable record of failure since the 1960's.
Historically, anybody who can afford it sends their kids to very low-cost New Orleans Catholic schools, which, for Catholic families (most of the population) , are very heavily subsidized by the church. For this reason, only the dregs are enrolled in New Orleans public schools. The NO parochial schools have very high educational standards, and discipline rules that the public school would not be allowed to get away with. So you can't judge NO schools by the standards set in the public school system.
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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My wife used to so social work in a little town called Greenville, Florida, east of Tallahassee. In some years, there was no graduating class---not a single student staying long enough to graduate. When I lived near Powhattan, Kansas, one year the class valedictorian (and only graduate)was a C student who only stayed in school through his senior year so he could play on the football team and try for a scholarship. Stories like these are not at all uncommon in a lot of small school districts around the country with a largely minority student body.
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:05 PM
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Virginia Beach, VA
Raleigh
Lexington, KY
San Jose
All but San Jose are fairly small. Omaha, NE has good schools, and is bigger than Raleigh or Lexington, and just barely smaller than Virginia Beach.
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