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Unread 03-28-2007, 08:38 PM
 
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Wink diversity in three village school district

A good friend of mine is thinking of leaving Kew Gardens to move to the Three Viillage or Port Jefferson School district area. Are there any schools that are more diverse than others? She wants her children to love their new neighborhood. They are from Barbados, West Indies.

Also, are there any good summer camps? She has two boys, 8 and 10. I think camp would be another good way to meet friends before school starts.

Any suggestions would be welcome!
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Unread 03-28-2007, 09:10 PM
 
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A good friend of mine is thinking of leaving Kew Gardens to move to the Three Viillage or Port Jefferson School district area. Are there any schools that are more diverse than others? She wants her children to love their new neighborhood. They are from Barbados, West Indies.

Also, are there any good summer camps? She has two boys, 8 and 10. I think camp would be another good way to meet friends before school starts.

Any suggestions would be welcome!
I live and work in Three Village. I can tell you that it is predominately white. That's not to say that your friend wouldn't be welcome here. It's a great district and beautiful area.
Port Jefferson is another beautiful area. I don't know how diverse it is but I can guess it's also mostly white. The PJ school district is also top notch. It's smaller and very much like a private school. Hope she finds what she's looking for.
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Unread 03-29-2007, 05:29 PM
 
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Here in Three Village we have a rather good-sized Asian population. It used to be that we had a rather large Indian population, but not so much anymore.

Maybe we're slightly more diverse because of the faculty at the University - their kids attend the schools too, so you may find the children of someone from Copenhagen, for example, sitting next to your kids in school.

One of my sons best friends through elementary school was from Bulgaria. His parents both worked at the lab at the University. And my neighbor across the street from me is from Russia - complete with husband and son in tow.

But it's true - for the most part it's caucasian out here...
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Unread 03-30-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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If she wants to live with West Indians, Elmont and Hempstead are the places to be.
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Unread 07-02-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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Default Three village

The Three Village area is amazing! I have been living here for about 8 years and love it! The schools are very diverse! There are many whites, many asians, blacks, hispanics etc. However mostly it is white out here. But that doesnt mean that your friends would not be welcome here. There are some summer camps that my children have gone to but they are a good 15 minutes away unless you want to go to a lower scale summer camp.
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Unread 07-02-2008, 03:05 PM
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Some 'black' families out here are actually intermarried with Native Americans. As for diversity in the schools, I find them to be white with a strong Asian presence, followed by the Indian community and then the black and black/American Indian families.
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Unread 07-02-2008, 10:04 PM
 
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If she wants to live with West Indians, Elmont and Hempstead are the places to be.

I'd recommend Elmont or Cambria Heights waaaay before Hempstead, if she's interested in living among other West Indians. Cambria Heights' zip code has a Long Islandish median income a bit over $70,000, but it's technically in Queens. It's not too diverse though, entirely black, mostly Haitians and Jamaicans. Elmont on the other hand has a much more mixed population, though you wouldn't know it by looking at the high school. Hempstead can be and often is a piece of crap.

On the other hand, if she's looking at Three Village, she might not be looking for a West Indian neighborhood at all.
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Unread 07-02-2008, 10:10 PM
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This thread is fairly old - Mar 2007. The OP stated her friend was moving from Kew Gardens and looking at PJ or 3V and that same friend was from Barbados, West Indies.
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Unread 07-02-2008, 10:11 PM
 
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Oh wow better check the dates next time haha
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Unread 07-02-2008, 10:19 PM
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No problem

I've been guilty of the same thing as well!
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