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Old 01-01-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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Of the 3 high schools listed above, which one would you think is the better choice?
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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Here's the way I would rank them:

Decatur
Grady
Druid Hills

IMO it's really a function of their school system.
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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Of the 3 high schools listed above, which one would you think is the better choice?
Thanks!

All three are great.


But, if I had to choose...



Decatur High School




(And you are fortunate to have a choice of Grady and Druid Hills for a Plan B and a Plan C! )
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:01 PM
 
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I live in Decatur, so my bias would be obvious!

Seriously though, if I was you and had it narrowed down to just these three high schools (they are relatively close to eachother), I'd try to go visit each one in person. They all have a different feel, but in my mind... your kids can get a top notch education at any one of the three. They are all great schools with innovative programs. Druid Hills offers an IB diploma, and Decatur High is on schedule to offer it to the class of 2015 (They are now IB from grades 4-10 for the most part). Decatur has been implementing IB in a very slow and systematic way. It is taking a good bit of time, but I think that the wait is worth it b/c we seem to be doing an excellent job of implementation. Grady is not IB that I know of, but it has a terrific magnet program.

See which one feels right and has programs that suit your children's and family's needs. Also, it may come down to finding the house/neighborhood you like best first (assuming it's in one of these three attendance zones) and then just going with whatever school is in your district.

Also, check greatschools.net to see what parents/students have to say about these schools. The information that you get there has its flaws, but it is a good place to go to get a bit of the inside scoop - it won't tell you the whole story though.
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:13 AM
 
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Decatur #1
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:58 PM
 
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I live in Decatur, so my bias would be obvious!

Seriously though, if I was you and had it narrowed down to just these three high schools (they are relatively close to eachother), I'd try to go visit each one in person. They all have a different feel, but in my mind... your kids can get a top notch education at any one of the three. They are all great schools with innovative programs. Druid Hills offers an IB diploma, and Decatur High is on schedule to offer it to the class of 2015 (They are now IB from grades 4-10 for the most part). Decatur has been implementing IB in a very slow and systematic way. It is taking a good bit of time, but I think that the wait is worth it b/c we seem to be doing an excellent job of implementation. Grady is not IB that I know of, but it has a terrific magnet program.

See which one feels right and has programs that suit your children's and family's needs. Also, it may come down to finding the house/neighborhood you like best first (assuming it's in one of these three attendance zones) and then just going with whatever school is in your district.

Also, check greatschools.net to see what parents/students have to say about these schools. The information that you get there has its flaws, but it is a good place to go to get a bit of the inside scoop - it won't tell you the whole story though.

Great and informative post, Lady Frances.
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