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Old 11-20-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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Can anyone please explain the school clusters here in Louisville in layman's terms. I relocated here in August, went to the school we were in district for and were sent to another school, I'm assuming was in our cluster. Now with the new cluster arrangement, the school my children are in is no longer in the same cluster, and I'm not sure if they can still go there next year. If they are already there do I need to fill out the cluster forms that are coming home? What about the magnet schools and other specialty school, if I choose to send my children to one of those, how does that process work? I'm SO CONFUSED!!!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Can anyone please explain the school clusters here in Louisville in layman's terms. I relocated here in August, went to the school we were in district for and were sent to another school, I'm assuming was in our cluster. Now with the new cluster arrangement, the school my children are in is no longer in the same cluster, and I'm not sure if they can still go there next year. If they are already there do I need to fill out the cluster forms that are coming home? What about the magnet schools and other specialty school, if I choose to send my children to one of those, how does that process work? I'm SO CONFUSED!!!!
Welcome to Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), but shhhhhh... don't tell some of the bloggerheads on this forum. They will say nothing wrong...

In effect, you have placed your children into a system that is unfair to everyone but the select few. Clusters are effectively a student population sharing system where minority students are bused to unbalanced schools and unbalanced school students are shipped to even more unbalanced schools.

If you can get your child into a traditional school or high school magnet, go for it, but don't hold your breath because those schools are basically "reserved".
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Try and enroll your kids in traditional but it is a lottery system, you may get in, you may not. I managed to get all three of my kids in. Good luck!
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:44 PM
 
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Can anyone please explain the school clusters here in Louisville in layman's terms. I relocated here in August, went to the school we were in district for and were sent to another school, I'm assuming was in our cluster. Now with the new cluster arrangement, the school my children are in is no longer in the same cluster, and I'm not sure if they can still go there next year. If they are already there do I need to fill out the cluster forms that are coming home? What about the magnet schools and other specialty school, if I choose to send my children to one of those, how does that process work? I'm SO CONFUSED!!!!
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It is pretty simple. It is based on your address.

Also, you need to call them and ask yourself. PLEASE do not believe heresay you read online. Call and talk to the "horses mouth." Call JCPS and ask them. If you must, ask when a PTA meeting is for some of the better schools you like and ATTEND THE MEETING! Introduce yourself as a newcomer and ask the parents themselves questions. One thing about Louisville is that people are so friendly that they are glad to help.
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