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Old 05-30-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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My friend told me that one of his cousins moved who went to Farmount Heights in 9th grade with a 2.0 GPA moved to Greenbelt to go to ERHS and still got a 2.0. This shows that it doesn't matter what school you go to that determines how well your GPA and Test scores are it is the choice of your child to try their hardest or not in school.
Good point, but IF the child has some academic deficits, until they are addressed, they will continue at a 2.0. There are some who will say that all the child is capable of is 2.0. Unless more than one IQ test bears that out, I beg to differ.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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Outside of the Science and Tech program, Roosevelt is still a good school. The magnet program is just a small percentage of the overall student population. The discipline and school spirit is equally shared between all the students. The administration there is excellent and this reflects in the respect the students have for their school and the overall atmosphere seems less chaotic than other high schools in the area.
Your last two sentences would be the number two reason parents strive to put their children in the best high school possible, with academics being no. 1, IMO. Atmosphere is so important.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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Okay I will tell you the truth about Eleanor Roosevelt, everyone thinks that if they move to greenbelt then they will go to ERHS and suceed............NOPE! ERHS's high rankings are because of the magnet students if you move to Greenbelt you will go to ERHS but you will be put into regular classes unless you make it into the magnet program. Trust me if they dropped the magnet program ERHS would be just as bad as DuVal or Suitland. So unless you have a very smart child I dont suggest expecting to go to ERHS.
Still waiting for you to back this up.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Havre de Grace, MD
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Still waiting for you to back this up.
Read my last post on this forum.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Laurel, Maryland
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Your last two sentences would be the number two reason parents strive to put their children in the best high school possible, with academics being no. 1, IMO. Atmosphere is so important.
Overall, my children did very well in PG schools. However, my son went to Laurel HS and my daughter tested into Roosevelt. I dreaded going to Laurel for any reason. It was loud and chaotic. I would sit in the office and kids would be screaming in the halls and even in the office. It was chaos. I'd go to Roosevelt and the kids were where they were supposed to be -- in class. No running, screaming, cussing, or chaos. Totally different atmosphere.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:47 AM
 
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Read my last post on this forum.
ah the plural of anecdote is not data. Based off of "my friend's cousin" you want to correlate that to an assertion about the relative quality of two of the largest schools in the state?

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Old 05-31-2012, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Hyattsville, MD
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ah the plural of anecdote is not data. Based off of "my friend's cousin" you want to correlate that to an assertion about the relative quality of two of the largest schools in the state?

Bowie High School is certainly "large," but Fairmont Heights is nowhere near one of the largest in the state. On the contrary, it's one of the smallest in the PGCPS system based on enrollment and physical campus size.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:58 AM
 
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Bowie High School is certainly "large," but Fairmont Heights is nowhere near one of the largest in the state. On the contrary, it's one of the smallest in the PGCPS system — based on enrollment and physical campus size.
Please read carefully.

This discussion was about BHS and ERHS.

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Old 05-31-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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Overall, my children did very well in PG schools. However, my son went to Laurel HS and my daughter tested into Roosevelt. I dreaded going to Laurel for any reason. It was loud and chaotic. I would sit in the office and kids would be screaming in the halls and even in the office. It was chaos. I'd go to Roosevelt and the kids were where they were supposed to be -- in class. No running, screaming, cussing, or chaos. Totally different atmosphere.
WTH? I've heard about Laurel High. None of what I heard was good, unfortunately. But I am glad your son was successful there. It can happen. But damn.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Havre de Grace, MD
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Go to greatschools.org look at reviews of ACTUAL students and Parents of BHS and ERHS and hopefully it will show you which one is better.
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