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Old 09-09-2007, 08:54 PM
 
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I am relocating from Cleveland OH. I would like to know where the best schools are in the Shreveport area. Trying to decide where to live. Thanks
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:00 PM
 
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I teach in Shreveport, so if you find a house you like, you can pm me and I will give you an honest opinion about the schools in the area.
By and large, the magnet schools are good schools (elementary through high school). You have to test into them, though. They are not "neighborhood schools"- you could drive across town and go to school there.
In general, these public elementary schools are considered good schools- South Highlands Magnet, Eden Gardens Magnet, A.C. Steere, Shreve Island, Arthur Circle.
Having said that, my son goes to the private Montessori School. I highly recommend it. Southfield School is another excellent primary school.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:19 PM
 
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I went to private catholic school, not because my parents were elitist, but because in the place where I grew up you didn't have a choice, if you wanted your kids to get AN education they had to go to private schools. And mind you, these private schools gave an education equivalent to a competitive public school in a good neighborhood up here in the CONUS.

I never did experience the dynamics of magnet schools, but people around here seem to speak a little defensively about them, I guess the whole thing about the kids having to test into them makes parents apprehensive, I honestly don't know the inner workings of the magnet system, just folks on base praise it but scoff it at the same time (the kids didn't test maybe? don't know). At any rate, since I do know about catholic private education, does anybody know what's the tuition like for these schools (elementary thru high school) in the SBC area? Is it something a family with a median income can afford or is it more expensive than putting a kid through college in Louisiana (in-state tuition for comparison). Just researching the options for when we hit that bridge, I personally don't care if my kids go through public school, I just care they learn solid math, science, tech skills and the rest of the curriculum so they can hack college without struggling and move on like I did, not to be stuck in a school where no learning gets done, that's so ridden with social problems learning geometry and algebra takes a back seat to racial tensions and teen pregnancy (like the public schools where I'm from) and wondering if private education is an option around here?
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:47 PM
 
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The Best public high school is by far Magnet High
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