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Old 04-25-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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I visited a relative in Bayside last weekend, my first time there and it is a nice place. She told me the main reason to buy house in Bayside is its excellent public schools. Indeed, many Bayside schools are highly rated. Some have distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 10 out of 10. GreatSchools.org Search: bayside queens

Is Bayside always good like that? Other schools should learn from them. By comparison, our zoned school in East Harlem is Reading: 25% Math: 32%. Yuck. My kids are not there, thank God.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:06 PM
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Virtually all schools in the city with large asian populations are very good schools.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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Even before the influx of the Asian population, Bayside and the surrounding areas such as Little Neck, Douglaston, Bellerose and anything in District 26 have always been among the best schools in the city.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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That's School District 26, the highest scoring district in NYC. Of course the income correlation with test scores is significant--it's a district with lots of single-family homes and a suburban feel in much of the area. Comparing Harlem schools is like apples to oranges, or to use another metaphor, it's not a level playing field. The kids in District 26 are starting out with a big economic advantage. It may look like Harlem schools need to learn from 26 schools but there are huge socioeconomic issues involved here.
Also the many Asian immigrant families come from comfortable, educated backgrounds in their home countries and really push their kids to excel.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:32 PM
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Reading the comments here brings one thing to mind: asians tend not to make excuses, they get on with it right? Thats why the US asian population now exceeds the white population in average educational attainment. And thats whats getting those schools to the top of the scores.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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Bayside is part of dritrict 26, the best in NYC I believe. For the past 25 years, Asians (more importantly, affluent Asians) keep moving into the area. It is like pouring gasoline on fire, Bayside schools got stronger and better performance.

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Old 04-25-2012, 03:14 PM
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And the more education, the more affluent. Its a non-vicious cycle.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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Because Bayside is wealthier on average, and wealthier communities tend to have better performing schools for a variety of reasons.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:42 PM
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Because Bayside is wealthier on average, and wealthier communities tend to have better performing schools for a variety of reasons.
In very gerneral terms thats true, but it doesnt account for the bayside schools being so well-performing. Howard Beach has a significantly higher median income, its schools do not match District 26.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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In very gerneral terms thats true, but it doesnt account for the bayside schools being so well-performing. Howard Beach has a significantly higher median income, its schools do not match District 26.
Howard Beach does not have a higher median income then Bayside.

As for why Bayside, Little Neck, Douglaston have the best schools, it's because they are predominitely middle/upper class suburban communities. East Asians also tend to highly value education.
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