Originally Posted by woodsider65
I plan to move to Huntington Station from Queens and I was trying to look at the school district. I just want to know what area covers school district 3 and 13, and which is one is better. Is it advisable to move a little bit north to Hungtington instead?
Well, I have an idea is to where the NYer was going with their statement about Huntington Station. I will remain positive & dignify your questions with the knowledge Ithat I have because i live here in Huntington Station for the past 3 years. I moved from Jamaica, Queens to leave "the hood" & raise my children without fear of bullets flying across our heads at the park or in our apartment, etc. I heard about the recent gang activity here in Huntington Station since being close to it only by hear say & local news. As a parent with children in the Huntington School District, it is great.
My children are honor roll students, so I can't complain about the curriculm. The opportunities are endless in a non-poverty stricken area, with plenty of recreational activites available, as long as, you can afford the fees. Also, the Town of Huntington are on their p's & q's in reference to the uprising of a small bunch of people trying to bring this area down to their level. I said "trying" because we the parents signed a petition for a heavy police presence around the school keeping the bad element at bay, whomever they are & wherever they may be, they are not harming the children at school. The activity I believe happens at night & the only 1 incident that happened during the school hours was rectified and was why the petitions were signed. Also, the house where some of the violence I assumed occured is no longer being occupied.
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Also, the district has concluded to move the 4th & 5th graders to other schools in the district & leave the 6th graders at Jack Abrams, making it a 6th grade center. Cool huh:-) I love being out here, no matter what the veterans of this town says about it. It's no city borough & will never become that. Just because a few of us are not of the 45 percentile tax bracket doesn't mean we are hoodlums. I hope I gave you what you wanted..the truth.
District 13 is South Huntington where I believe the gang activity is nonexistent.
District 3 is Huntington, NY where the gang activity was prevalent. This does NOT affect the curriculm of the school. My children are apart of it & love their school. She enjoyed her beach trip at the end of the school year.(Her pic is on their website along with the class.) She will enjoy being at another school, as well, because her town cares about her & her peers & their safety.
The Huntington School District is the best on Long Island ...hands down.
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