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Old 05-21-2018, 05:47 PM
 
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The Franklin preschool does not follow Montessori. It's a nice program, but classes are bigger than what you would find in a private preschool.

The 2 elementary schools follow the same language arts curriculum and math curriculum used by many NYC public schools and some of the other Long Island districts.

They've always had a good music program, although not quite as good as it used to be.

Definitely plenty of those upper-middle class kids go to SUNY schools and other good schools, like University of Michigan and University of Maryland, but top 20 colleges have quotas. They can't take the entire senior class from Jericho High school (or any elite high school), only one or two students will get an acceptance. Therefore, if you have an exceptional kid, sometimes it is better to go to a lower ranked school. Beware though, Valley Stream, Sewanaka, etc. all have a small group of elite students who dominate each senior class too. If you have very young children, don't worry about which districts will get your child into Harvard. It's pointless.
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:10 PM
 
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Thanks all for the input .... I was more concerned with if the education is truly superior delivered with exceptional teachers... if the curricula is nothing special then that answers my questions. I will look into Manhassett and Jericho SD.
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:37 PM
 
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Getting beaten up over shoes is sure better than being attacked over the last syringe of heroin or fentanyl!

But seriously, its not realistic to lump the average kid from the projects of Brownsville/East New York with the average minority kid from a middle class and above household that can afford to pay $12k+ in taxes and a $400k+ mortgage.

And if you wanna truly escape diversity then you're better off moving to West Virginia lol
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There's actually plenty of good-performing districts with sizable black and Hispanic populations on Long Island. Places like Baldwin, Malverne, Valley Stream and Elmont schools (as well as even more school systems out in Suffolk) have strong ratings but are bashed and talked down on mostly by outsiders so they struggle to maintain good reputations despite putting out good performance.

Check ratings like what's on greatschools, newsday and neighborhoodscout and you'll see ratings at and above 7/10, graduation rates over 90% and high AP participation rates for many of the diverse systems. Any basic amount of research will prove this.
Baldwin's graduation rate is 97% now. I went there not too long ago and the AP/Honors participation seemed pretty high.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:08 PM
 
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Thanks all for the input .... I was more concerned with if the education is truly superior delivered with exceptional teachers... if the curricula is nothing special then that answers my questions. I will look into Manhassett and Jericho SD.
Realize that if your kid(s) are not top-twenty caliber students they may be better off, possibly get accepted to "better" schools, in a less competitive SD. Jericho is insanely competitive. As someone above pointed out the top schools are not going to accept every capable student from a single school. If Jericho has 5 students with 4.0 GPA and 1600 SAT with equivalent ECs etc... only 1 or 2 might get accepted.
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Old 05-28-2018, 02:45 PM
 
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Questions are hard to answer. Hewlett has a 98% graduation rate compared to their neighbor Lynbrooks 97% however lynbrook is US News & World silver medalist and a nationally ranked school where hewlett is no longer ranked.

Long island has a ton of Gold medal schools which here are a few... Cold spring harbor, garden city, great neck north and south, herricks, jericho, manhasset, Plainview JFK, Roslyn, Sysosset, Wheatley and suffolk has a bunch more as well. Point is Hewlett is a terrific school as are most long island schools but personally for what the average family pays for taxes in Hewlett plus the fact your looking in a few years things can change so ask again when you're ready.
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Old 05-28-2018, 03:36 PM
 
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First question when buying a home:
“What school district “
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:08 PM
 
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First question when buying a home:
“What school district “
I thought it was how close is the nearest liquor store.
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