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Old 03-06-2010, 07:27 AM
 
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What drives me crazy, is people who won't even stroll into their neighborhood public school -- just to get a tour. Or set up a meeting with an administrator to talk about the particular school.

Every single one of my husband's colleagues send their children to private school. They all live in either East Cobb, North Fulton, Buckhead, or City of Decatur. They never even considered their public school offerings. And many of the private schools they send their kids to are the second tier schools -- not Westminster/Pace/Lovett, etc.

I went to private school my entire life, and had a wonderful experience. I have no problem with people choosing private school over public -- there are many good reasons to do so. (And I intended to send my kids to private school when we moved here.) But one tour at our local public elementary, a meeting with the assistant principal, and research on the actual differences in academic curricula -- changed my mind. I just wish people would look into it, first.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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What drives me crazy, is people who won't even stroll into their neighborhood public school -- just to get a tour. Or set up a meeting with an administrator to talk about the particular school.
Great point. We are zoned for E. Rivers but thought we might want to buy in Garden Hills so we decided to tour the school. I was blown away and wanted to buy in Garden Hills....the principal was great - Allison something. She said something to the effect that their native english speakers did better on the standardized tests than any of the other buckhead schools....wow - that's big time. Just goes to show how diversity and demographics can make a GREAT school look average or possibly even poor when all you look at are the numbers and don't get a first-hand view.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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Great point. We are zoned for E. Rivers but thought we might want to buy in Garden Hills so we decided to tour the school. I was blown away and wanted to buy in Garden Hills....the principal was great - Allison something. She said something to the effect that their native english speakers did better on the standardized tests than any of the other buckhead schools....wow - that's big time. Just goes to show how diversity and demographics can make a GREAT school look average or possibly even poor when all you look at are the numbers and don't get a first-hand view.
Great post...and Garden Hills is a great school!
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:50 PM
 
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Sutton PTA urges action on new Buckhead high school *| ajc.com

Potential Buckhead high school site may be controversial *| ajc.com
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:20 PM
 
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What happens to these schools when all the rich can afford to send their kids back to private school again? Thankfully there is public school and dad won't have to cancel his Cherokee/Ansley/CCC membership.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:04 AM
 
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What happens to these schools when all the rich can afford to send their kids back to private school again? Thankfully there is public school and dad won't have to cancel his Cherokee/Ansley/CCC membership.
The public school trend in Buckhead is well beyond just a reaction to the present economy.

This is a tide that will continue.


The Grady Cluster and the City of Decatur both turned around at times when the economy was rockin'...
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:01 PM
 
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Controversial site for Buckhead high school removed from consideration *| ajc.com
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:15 PM
 
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APS Buckhead high school site: Is walkability important? | Get Schooled


*I think the Paces site would have been good for "Buckhead High School."

*The new high school needs to be centrally located in Buckhead.

*The IBM site in the far northwest is not a good site at all!

*I think another possibility should be the Colonial Homes site/area off of Peachtree.

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Old 12-18-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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Sticking it out there on the IBM property would be a colossal blunder.
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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Sticking it out there on the IBM property would be a colossal blunder.
Indeed.
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