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Old 08-31-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: East New York, Brooklyn, NY
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Montgomery Blair High in Silver Spring, MD or Eleanor Roosevelt High in Greenbelt, MD? I'm thinking about which one to attend once I move. Everyone told me Blair is better, but I'm just making sure.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The answer doesn't change from this thread you had a couple weeks ago:

Can you live in PG county and go to school in Montgomery County?


Unless your parents want to pay out of County tuition you attend school within your county of residence. And according to your attendance area in your county. The Science and Tech program at Roosevelt is a "test into" program, acceptance is not automatic.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:26 AM
 
Location: East New York, Brooklyn, NY
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I know that, my parents are trying to decide between living in MoCo or PG.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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Well my friend this is all depending on where your parents will move. If it's PG. Have your parents double check the schools. P.G. seems like they realigns schools like every 3-5 years. I could be wrong. If your in Montgomery County also depends on the location, your going to Blair. There's really no options for you. I will say that Eleanor Roosvelt is in the newsweeks best High schools consistently.
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I know that, my parents are trying to decide between living in MoCo or PG.
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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Montgomery County has better HS selections than Blair. (Towards Rockville and Gaithersburg)
My son attends Springbrook and likes it there. My friend, her daughter went to Blair and said there are fights and behavioral issues with several groups. BUT there are always good and bad teens where ever you go.

E Roosevelt is good IF you get into the Science program. If not then the academics are not that hot. Property taxes are higher in PG but the houses are more pricey in Montgomery. There is a lot of information online so start digging.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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The latest rankings from www.schooldigger.com have Blair at no. 88 and Roosevelt at no. 92 for Maryland high schools. Roosevelt's science/tech program is very highly regarded. I haven't heard anything bad about Blair, but I remember a former coworker who, along with her husband, moved their family from Silver Spring (area zoned for Blair) to a Rockville home zoned for Richard Montgomery High, so their kids could go there. I would look at how the various high schools are ranked in Montgomery. There are other factors besides test scores, but I think people tend to weigh those scores (and resulting rankings) heavily to be on the safe side.

In addition to schooldigger, I recommend www.greatschools.net.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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Whatever the case make sure the school works best with what your trying to do. Whether it's P.G. or Montgomery County both counties have good schools. It's up to you as the student to find what works best for you and work hard with that. School rankings are great but sometimes a school rated number 1 might not be where you fit in. Maybe it is the school of the beaten path. That's how it is when your looking for colleges. Not everybody want to go to Harvard or Princeton. Maybe you want to go to UMBC or Towson. Just examples. Best wishes and don't stress on where your going.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:49 PM
 
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I haven't heard anything bad about Blair, but I remember a former coworker who, along with her husband, moved their family from Silver Spring (area zoned for Blair) to a Rockville home zoned for Richard Montgomery High, so their kids could go there.www.greatschools.net.
A co-worker of mine did the exact ^ (going on 3 years now) and have no regrets. He actually bought a smaller/less house so that the girls could go there...........
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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Montgomery County has better HS selections than Blair. (Towards Rockville and Gaithersburg)
Totally agree I moved to Germantown about 5 years ago so that my kids will be able to attend Seneca Vally High School or Northwest
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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I would've done the same (move towards Rockville) but my kids have attachments and friends and had to consider how that would affect them. Plus commuting around here is a nightmare if you move to the wrong place.

Maryland has very good schools in Howard and Montgomery County and even PG has a few gems. Stay motivated, focused on graduating and AWAY from thugs and you will be fine : )
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