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Old 06-07-2011, 01:38 PM
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I'd really like to get some feedback on the current state of Bloomfield Hills schools. I grew up in BH and graduated from Lahser in 1994 and believe that I received an excellent education. I currently live in Berkley with two young sons (and have heard that Berkley schools are very good...I wonder how true this is), but my husband and I consider moving within the next couple years (trouble fitting in our 900 sq. ft house!) and it seems logical to move to the best school district possible. I'm concerned, however, that BH schools are not as good as they used to be. I've heard that the quality of the education has declined and the district has suffered from funding cuts (as many have) that have really affected the programs offered. I'm also concerned about the possibility of the merged high schools. I work at UofM, and my husband in Warren, so we want to stay near 696 and would ideally live near 14/15 mile and Telegraph, which could put us in either the BH or Birmingham district. Does Birmingham have many of the same problems that BH is encountering in the area of funding? Possibly we should just stay in Berkley and figure out how to cram 4-5 people into 900 sq. ft.?? I'd really appreciate info on the current and projected future state of these schools. Thanks!
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:00 PM
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Isn't asking about the quality of Birmingham or Bloomfield Hills schools akin to asking about the quality of customer service at Nordstrom? Enough already. You'll be fine.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:22 PM
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Any district you go into is going to have problems of some kind. BH and B'ham are still the envy of the area in terms of educational quality.

Even if BH has funding problems, it's not like the tax base is what you'd find in poorer areas. The district is making a huge effort to keep the programs they have or at least innovate in a way where there isn't a huge disruption in the quality of programs. The board and the taxpayers are just disagreeing on how to get there.

I haven't heard or seen anything about B'ham having the same sorts of problems. It doesn't mean that there isn't...it just means they haven't hit the paper or the circle of people I know in the education field.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:23 PM
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I don't know how accurate this is. Another member (canudigit?) posted it awhile ago and I stuck it in my Favorites list:

SchoolDigger.com - School Rankings, Reviews and More - Public and Private Elementary, Middle, High Schools
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:42 AM
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I have been away for awhile but went to Birmingham schools and have friends in the Bloomfield Hills school district. I feel both are excellent districts. If I had children I would be happy with either school district for them. On a side note you can live lets say in Bloomfield Hills but go to Birmingham schools or live in West Bloomfield and go to Birmingham.
Many people move to these area for the school plus an upscale/family friendly feel.
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