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Old 02-26-2008, 08:07 AM
 
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Okay, now I'm confident we could find a neighborhood and home we will be happy with, BUT I just can't figure out the schools. Some say, "West is Best." But it seems like you have to live there to get into those schools even with open enrollment, and we don't want to live there, anyway. Westside? Millard? Bellvue? Is there really a big difference there?

Does anyone have High School kids in a private school? If so, which one(s) do you like and why? How is Brownwell-Talbot?

The public magnets look attractive to us, but my kids don't have any experience with gangs, and I want to keep it that way.

This is really tough.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Brownell Talbot is a great school, but it does cost a great deal of money....I don't know if that would be an issue with you or not.
If your children are highly motivated students, Central may be a good fit for them. Westside has a very solid, good reputation. But it is very large, again if your children are motivated, they would do great here. If they are not motivated, they would get lost in the crowd.
I have heard nothing but wonderful things about Mercy, Marion and Duschene all of which are girls only high schools. Mercy and Duschene are both located in Midtown. Prep also has an excellent reputation and it is a boys only high school, located close to midtown.
My eldest daughter will be going to Papillion high school, I've nothing but good things to say about this district. But you do have to live here to go there.
I've heard good things about Bellevue East, but aside from that I really don't know much about it.
Really, I don't think you could go wrong in any of the area high schools. It all boils down to your childrens temperments. If they are looking for trouble, they'll find it but if they wish to excell they will have every opportunity to do so.
Good Luck! I know how hard picking a school can be!
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:10 PM
 
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I go to Millard and there's a very nice program at Millard North Highschool called the IB program which is a world class program. Omaha public schools have a terrible reputation so and large gang prescences in the eastern highschools so i'd advise not going there.
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:23 PM
 
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Thanks for your input. I'll definitely be checking out Millard.
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:30 PM
 
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My eldest daughter will be going to Papillion high school, I've nothing but good things to say about this district. But you do have to live here to go there.
Not totally sure that is a true statement. I think I heard the superintendent the other day speak and say that they do support limited open enrollment from outside the district/county (if there is room)... might want to contact the district directly to validate.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:19 PM
 
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Not totally sure that is a true statement. I think I heard the superintendent the other day speak and say that they do support limited open enrollment from outside the district/county (if there is room)... might want to contact the district directly to validate.
You could very well be right........I do know that certain grade schools within the PVL district are closed, my fault in assuming it held true for the high schools as well.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Papillion
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You could very well be right........I do know that certain grade schools within the PVL district are closed, my fault in assuming it held true for the high schools as well.
Not suprised on an elementary being closed due to the growth in Papillion/LaVista; however, they are opening one new elementary this year and I think another next year so that should add some potential capacity if open enrollment is allowed.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:37 AM
 
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Thanks for your advice everyone! If anyone else has other opinions, those would be appreciated, too. No one went to or has kids in private school? JW
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:30 AM
 
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My sisters daughter went to Mercy, and she absolutely loved it. They were instrumental in helping my niece plan for college.
Gross is coed, but I haven't heard much good about it regarding academics.
I have a friend who has children at Brownell Talbot, great school -- very much college prep, but you will pay a lot for it!
My nephew went to Mount Michael (boarding school/day school in Elkhorn) loved it. The experience truly made him into a fine young man. I do know that parents in Korea send their sons to Mount Michael, and they have a very high rate of kids going on to college, local and ivy league.
I hope this helps.....
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:56 PM
 
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My sisters daughter went to Mercy, and she absolutely loved it. They were instrumental in helping my niece plan for college.
Gross is coed, but I haven't heard much good about it regarding academics.
I have a friend who has children at Brownell Talbot, great school -- very much college prep, but you will pay a lot for it!
My nephew went to Mount Michael (boarding school/day school in Elkhorn) loved it. The experience truly made him into a fine young man. I do know that parents in Korea send their sons to Mount Michael, and they have a very high rate of kids going on to college, local and ivy league.
I hope this helps.....
Yes, this helps a lot. Thanks!
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