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Old 10-18-2011, 09:39 PM
 
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Default Levittown/East Meadow

My wife and I are currently looking at a home in Levittown/East Meadow (zip code 11756). We are a young family and have a 1 year old daughter. Schools are a high priority for us and I was just looking for some advice. The house is zoned for the following schools in the East Meadow School District:

Meadowbrook Elementary
Clarke MS and HS

What do you all think about those schools? I've looked at the report cards and what I find a bit disconcerting is only slightly more than 50% of graduating students go off to a 4-year college. I understand it is up to the student and parents, but peers/fellow students can have a big influence on a child as well.

Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated as the home/neighborhood seem like a good fit for us ... not to mention prices are also quite manageable in East Meadow.

Thanks!!
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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I know that Clarke schools are very good, Clarke MS was recently in the national news and was named a prestigious "blue ribbon" school.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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In my research, I've liked what I saw at the East Meadow Schools. Most of the elementary schools seem good in the school district, as well as Jr. highs. High schools aren't the greatest on LI, but I they're still better than the public high school I went to in Queens.

We actually have an offer out on a house in East Meadow with these schools you're looking at.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:29 PM
 
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My wife and I are currently looking at a home in Levittown/East Meadow (zip code 11756). We are a young family and have a 1 year old daughter. Schools are a high priority for us and I was just looking for some advice. The house is zoned for the following schools in the East Meadow School District:

Meadowbrook Elementary
Clarke MS and HS

What do you all think about those schools? I've looked at the report cards and what I find a bit disconcerting is only slightly more than 50% of graduating students go off to a 4-year college. I understand it is up to the student and parents, but peers/fellow students can have a big influence on a child as well.

Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated as the home/neighborhood seem like a good fit for us ... not to mention prices are also quite manageable in East Meadow.

Thanks!!
Clarke Graduate Here:

It can go any numbers of ways. It not a bad school at all, but they do not Motivate per se. I am a 4 year graduate, but then again one of my classmates was one of the 2 Americans killed by drone in Yemen.

Id say its a good mix for being a mostly white school. The middle school seems to get more of the resources.

The area is a good place to grow up in. Your a 10 min drive from anything you could ever want.
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