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Old 07-31-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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Andysocks, I've heard that too. I think it happens to a degree, but not to the extent that people make it out to be. It seems like the stats on the school aren't bad at all. I can see how there could be a clash of economic, social and ethnic/racial issues there at times though. It's a good school district nevertheless and a nice city in terms of culture and things to do too.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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What's interesting is that, as a county, Queens is the most "diverse" county in the United States. You have to put that into proper perspective though as well. What about schools in Bayside, Flushing and Far Rockaway?

Also geralnique, when you moved Upstate, if you want a high school that is good and diverse, try Ithaca as the first choice. Very good schools, with a lot of influence from Cornell University, an Ivy League school in the city. Some other schools to think about are:Buffalo's Hutchinson Central Tech High and City Honors(very, very good HS), Binghamton High, Syracuse's Nottingham High and Corcoran High(best grad rate in city, but is about 70% Black), Watertown(military town), Rochester's School of the Arts High and Wilson Magnet, Geneva, Jamestown, Dunkirk, Schenectady, Amsterdam, Niagara Falls, Plattsburgh, Oneonta, Rome Free Academy, Utica's Proctor High and Troy's Lansingburgh High, among other urban HS's, big and small cities.

Some suburban districts to consider Upstate are:Cleveland Hill, Gates-Chili, Rush-Henrietta, Liverpool, Jamesville-DeWitt, Union-Endicott, Johnson City, East Irondequoit, Amherst, Sweet Home, Colonie(South Colonie SD), Watervliet, Rensselaer and Cheektowaga, among others.

If you want to go private, try Albany's Bishop Maginn(best combo of diversity and schooling), Syracuse's Bishop Ludden, Rochester's Bishop Kearney, Aquinas or Nazareth(All-girls school), among some others.

Also, try Orange County school districts, some of the Poughkeepsie suburban SD's and the schools in other Hudson Valley counties.

Thank you! We are moving to upstate in a year so that will be very helpful! . I found a school called Robert F Kennedy Middle School in Flushing, Queens that seems pretty good i am not sure if any of you heard of that school before ? . Also is Flushing a safe neighborhood to live in ? The school is actually in South Flushing though.

Thank you!
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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All of Flushing is good, south, north, east, whatever. There's two PJs in Flushing, Bland and Pomonok, but Flushing is so big you might not be near either.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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All of Flushing is good, south, north, east, whatever. There's two PJs in Flushing, Bland and Pomonok, but Flushing is so big you might not be near either.
Thanks! What do you mean by PJs though?
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:46 PM
 
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Thanks! What do you mean by PJs though?
Pajama stores. Also a good selection of sleep wear at Latimer.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:16 PM
 
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Default Agreed!

I agree with most of whats been said. Astoria & Jackson Heights are the first ones I could think of.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:17 PM
 
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Pajama stores. Also a good selection of sleep wear at Latimer.
Lol
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:19 PM
 
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All of Flushing is good, south, north, east, whatever. There's two PJs in Flushing, Bland and Pomonok, but Flushing is so big you might not be near either.
I wouldn't want to be out walking around certain parts of Flushing. Esp at night
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:10 AM
 
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^^^ Are we talking about the same Flushing? The only part I'd stay out of at night is right along the Whitestone Expressway, but she was talking about south Flushing anyway.
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:41 AM
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All of Flushing is good, south, north, east, whatever. There's two PJs in Flushing, Bland and Pomonok, but Flushing is so big you might not be near either.
Pomonok is not located in Flushing. It's in Fresh Meadows. The other one in Flushing is Latimer Gardens. There's also a 1 building project exclusively for seniors, Leavitt Street-34th Avenue.
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