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Old 11-18-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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What is the best way to compare school districts in LI? Is there any ranking system? Is there a bar or average to compare to?
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:07 AM
 
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count the white kids and the money...but not necessarily in that order.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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There are a lot of districts on LI. Are you looking for a particularly ranked district in order to move to it, or are you just curious about the schools overall?
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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Just ask here. The thread will be 100 pages long in no time!
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Eastern Long Island
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I would narrow it down by basic stats
class size, test scores, graduation rate then start spending a lot of time in the areas you are considering.
Call the district offices and ask to make an appointment to see their budget plan, attend a BOE meeting or two. Go to community events, school sporting events, PTA meetings, spend time at the library. Talk to parents(they will be your neighbors), do you feel comfortable with the environment? Do the kids have school pride? Is the school system well run without major budget issues? Do your children have any special needs or interests? Do the districts you visit have appropriate services available?

To me there is so much more to see than what newsday can print in a sunday special about great school districts. I like to get to know the people, get a real understanding of what the sense of community is. Creating smart, well rounded, confident kids is up to me -not my school district.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Just ask here. The thread will be 100 pages long in no time!
So true! And as an added bonus there will be the obligatory Massapequa/Rocky Point poofling.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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Is Patchogue-Medford school district terrible? If so, from elementary to high school?
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Eastern Long Island
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Is Patchogue-Medford school district terrible? If so, from elementary to high school?
That is a loaded question on city data and it really depends on what you're personal expectations of a school district are.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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So true! And as an added bonus there will be the obligatory Massapequa/Rocky Point poofling.
I have it on good authority (by the Capo of Massapequa, no less) that the Kingdom to the Southwest has signed a peace treaty with the Kingdom to the Northeast. If any pooflings break out, we must remind them of this.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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I have it on good authority (by the Capo of Massapequa, no less) that the Kingdom to the Southwest has signed a peace treaty with the Kingdom to the Northeast. If any pooflings break out, we must remind them of this.
Gotti said things were cool with Castellano once....
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