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Old 09-21-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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Our family may be relocating from Indianapolis to Niskayuna after the first of the year. We have a 3rd and 4th grader and need to consider the quality of schools in the surrounding area. Does anyone have any good suggestions? They are currently in a small magnet school that we dearly love and hate the thought of leaving. Thanks!
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:00 AM
 
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Stay in Niskayuna, which is one of the best school districts in the area, if not the state.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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Definitely stay in Niskayuna - you aren't going to find a better school (public or private) anywhere.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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Niskayuna has an excellent reputation, so no need to look further. Half of the people I work with live in Niskayuna and they seem to have only two complaints about the schools: 1) In high school, if you are not an honors or AP student you are ignored or given short shrift by teachers and administration. 2) The parents - some tend to be neurotic and drill their kids over the summer, have them read the books for the next grade, etc. so if your kids just do the assigned summer assignments, they end up behind their classmates in the fall. Of course, these are not scientific observations, just the experience of my colleagues.

Like other high-scoring school districts, the families tend to be well-off. However, because of the proximity of GE, which has lots of international employees, the schools tend to be somewhat less homogenous than the average high-scoring district.
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:18 PM
 
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You may also want to look in Latham (North Colonie) schools. They have an excellent reputatiln and much lower taxes. Do you have a set budget?
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