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Old 07-20-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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Default Midlothian HS Vs Cosby HS

We are new to the area and my daughter is slated to go to Midlothian High in the fall however, I am second guessing my decision because of the prices of homes in the Midlothian High School district and I am wondering if Cosby High School is just as good as Midlothian High. I have heard that the students in Midlothian are a little snobby. Can someone help me? Plus, where is a good place to rent in the Cosby high school district.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:15 PM
 
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Chesterfield has a number of very good High Schools. You are probably splitting hairs to start to pick the "best" one - as best really depends on your child and where they would best fit in and succeed. If you use the Newsweek standings - James River is 1st followed by Midlothian then Clover Hill and Monacan ( I think)- all top 1000 in the US. Cosby is probably too new to be counted. At Midlothian you won't find a lot of economic diversity - so "snobby" - it may not be that so much as there aren't as many different groups to fit into. My neighborhood sends kids to Midlo and James River - they are all just normal sleep til noon teenagers. I would think James River HS has the broadest economic range and is an ESL school for the area so while very rigorous it has a diverse student body ( where my kids go). There will always be a school with scores a little higher etc but within reason that doesn't make it a better school. You have a lot of good choices so do what is best for your family as a whole.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:27 AM
 
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I am amazed -- and impressed -- that someone answered this post, and very well! The OP is quite intimidating. Well done!

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Old 07-22-2008, 06:15 PM
 
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I'm not implying that SOL scores are everything, but if they are important to you, then here are the data for 2007 (I'm not sure if 2008 scores are out yet):

Midlothian: 99, 96, 99, 98 (English, Math, SS, Science)
Cosby: 98, 94, 99, 98
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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Midlothian is better. Midlothian HS students get into good schools: VT, UVA, UofR, JMU etc...
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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there is no way around snobs in Midlo. Cosby has just as many if not more spoiled teens than midlo, because they come from the area past clover hill- you know all the expensive housing developments! Teens are a product of what they are being taught and it is sad, but there are way too many "I am better than you" kids, because their parents either teach them that what you have is the most important or the parents let the kids bully them into getting them all the stuff because "all my friends" have it. So honestly pick where you feel most comfortable, because no matter where you go you will run into the snob issue.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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where is Cosby?
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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Midlothian is better, graduates from there go to the best universities in Virginia. Never even heard of Cosby, sorry.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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Cosby is the newest HS in the county and is just past Woodlake off of Hull Street.
CCPS - Cosby High School Home Page (http://chesterfield.k12.va.us/Schools/Cosby_HS/hpagelinks/directionslocation.htm - broken link)
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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I am a graduate from Midlothian High (2006) and my sister is about to graduate there now in June. My family chose Midlothian over the Deep Run district because of the reputation of academics of Midlothian. Cosby wasn't even built when we moved here. If your kids are after sports, Cosby is WAY better. There is probably more diversity there but from friends that graduated from Cosby, their dress code is really, really strict and the kids there are also "snobby". I mean, I guess you have those kind of people at every school but as for "safety" and whatnot. I saw one fight in Midlothian from my soph year to my senior year and again like stated above, the academics are top notch and the reputation is well known around Virginia.
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