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Old 08-22-2009, 05:04 AM
 
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I know that New Rochelle schools are below average for "Westchester Standards", but how would they rank in comparison to New York City Schools? If someone not from Westchester County visited New Rochelle Public Schools, what would be their impression?
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:59 PM
 
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I would say that they are good. NewRo High is a big High School, but it is a school where there are quite a few students that go on to good schools.

Here's some information you might want to look at: https://www.nystart.gov/publicweb/District.do?year=2008&county=WESTCHESTER&district= 661100010000 (broken link)

New Rochelle City School District Overview | GreatSchools

City School District of New Rochelle - Homepage
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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On average I would say way above NYC schools but NYC is the largest city and district in the country so it's like comparing a mouse to an elephant. Are we comparing it to a school in the South Bronx or are we comparing it to one in Riverdale or Staten Island? Or to Bronx HS of Science and/or Stuyvesant High school.

So very hard to say.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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I've always thought that NRHS had a beautiful campus, right by that lake. Yes the school is over crowded but I would rate it slightly above average. 7 makes a good point, you can't compare one HS to all of HS's in the five boroughs (which contain a vast range of different and specialized high schools).

I think you'd be better just comparing New Rochelle to other schools locally. Don't take the stats your read or hear literally, talk to students and their parents who have actually experienced the schools.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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New Rochelle HS is quite beautiful. The lake doubles as a public park, and there's a quite unique adjacent playground we go to all the time (an interesting sidenote is the diversity of that playground, you see Orthodox Jews, inner city minorities, and everyone else's kids all in the same park, kind of a microcosm of New Rochelle's unique demographics). I believe New Rochelle HS is the only high school for the whole city so it is unique in that you'd see a bit of that in the school.

In fact, my wife and I had our wedding pictures taken there (we were married nearby at the Fountainhead).
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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New Rochelle HS is quite beautiful. The lake doubles as a public park, and there's a quite unique adjacent playground we go to all the time (an interesting sidenote is the diversity of that playground, you see Orthodox Jews, inner city minorities, and everyone else's kids all in the same park, kind of a microcosm of New Rochelle's unique demographics). I believe New Rochelle HS is the only high school for the whole city so it is unique in that you'd see a bit of that in the school.

In fact, my wife and I had our wedding pictures taken there (we were married nearby at the Fountainhead).
New Rochelle also has plenty of private HS options with schools like: Salesian(boys), Iona Prep(boys), Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel(co-ed) and The Ursuline School(girls).
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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New Rochelle also has plenty of private HS options with schools like: Salesian(boys), Iona Prep(boys), Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel(co-ed) and The Ursuline School(girls).
And they're all Catholic. What if the OP isn't Catholic?
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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And they're all Catholic. What if the OP isn't Catholic?
Does it matter? You don't have to be Catholic to attend those schools.
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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Does it matter? You don't have to be Catholic to attend those schools.
Yes, it does matter. Catholic schools proselytize. They did it when my niece attended one and my sister took her out. They swore they wouldn't and they did. Boy, did they ever.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:23 PM
 
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Yes, it does matter. Catholic schools proselytize. They did it when my niece attended one and my sister took her out. They swore they wouldn't and they did. Boy, did they ever.
Maybe it was the school she went to. I know the Catholic schools in my area have kids from various backgrounds(religious, ethnic, racial, etc.) that seem to be fine with going to such schools. Maybe the one's I listed aren't that way.

Maybe the Hackley School or the Masters School would be options if they don't want to go the Catholic route. Rye Country Day is another to consider. Here's a list of private HS's in Westchester County: http://www.westchestergov.com/ed/privsch.htm#High%20Schools (broken link)
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