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Old 03-04-2008, 07:05 PM
 
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Default Worst School district in Long Island

Hi,

I am interested in buying a home in Long Island. Can you tell me the average and the poor school districts in the nassau county?

Much appreciated.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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Hempstead and Roosevelt are consistently among the worst performing districts in Nassau County.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: LI, NY
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What district is New Cassel? I've heard unpleasant things about that area...
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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What district is New Cassel? I've heard unpleasant things about that area...
New Cassel is Westbury SD.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:01 PM
 
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Greenport's afterschool program is something to be concerned about.

Greenport teacher's aide charged in rape of boy -- Newsday.com (http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-lirape0225,0,272665.story - broken link)
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:21 AM
 
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Hi,

I am interested in buying a home in Long Island. Can you tell me the average and the poor school districts in the nassau county?

Much appreciated.
I would recommend researching the school report cards online and looking into greatschools.net for further feedback. This has been discussed in various threads all over this forum and you might be better served to identify an area you are interested in buying, then research those particular schools. While there are schools that do consistently underachieve some parents with children within those districts will claim that is has been good for their child, and that can be very true. Otherwise you are opening it up to a discussion of hundreds of schools with divergent and inconclusive opinions. Best of luck to you in your research.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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Thank you for the feedback.

We were looking at Little Neck/Douglaston after hearing that the Queens SD 26 is the best in NYC. The place we are looking into in LI is New Hyde Park, the school district belongs to Elmont.

Elmont does not have a high school, but I do see the garden city HS is very strong. How can i tell if my kids will go from Elmont elementary to garden City HS?

So to revise my question, how does Queens's SD 26 compare to Elmont schools? And which public HS does the New Hyde Park kids go to?
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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You are goning to want to pass on Elmont Schools.............I think the go to Sewanaka HS but I'm not sure. In general, LI schools are better that city schools although sum NYC schools are highly rated.
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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Hi bi896, I live in the elmont school district in NHP. The elementary school is Stewart Manor elementary which is excellent. The HS is Sewanaka which is crap. The houses in this area are about $50k less than the rest of NHP because they are in SD# 16 and not #5
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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Really? Moderator cut: language
The LI school website does make it seem like it is comparable to other HS in Long island.

Thanks for the great advices.

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