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Old 05-07-2010, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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Like Scrolls, I know this is an old thread but had to put in my 2 cents. I live in EEV and have for about 13 years. It is a very, very stable neighborhood. It is not declining. There are a few more boarded up houses with the economy of the past two years. But really not many more and there are far fewer houses for sale than in past years (likely due to glut of foreclosed homes for sale throughout metro area which makes is impossible to cover your mortgage, whether you are in the City or in the Suburbs). Not saying this as an EEV booster (which I am), but really do not see a decline beyond what has happened everywhere in SE Michigan the past two years. City services are noticeably better than they were when we first moved to the neighborhood.
yes I agree I see this is an old thread also but I had to put my two cents in. I love it over there and it still pretty diverse. as far as the school system goes not all DPS are bad and you dont have to send your children to a DPS either. My brother lives in EEV and I love it over there. He has two sons who attend Univ Prep.
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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yes I agree I see this is an old thread also but I had to put my two cents in. I love it over there and it still pretty diverse. as far as the school system goes not all DPS are bad and you dont have to send your children to a DPS either. My brother lives in EEV and I love it over there. He has two sons who attend Univ Prep.
It looks like it is a great school. Nice to see that there are some very good educational options in the city of Detroit.

Detroit's Leading College Prep School - University Preparatory Academy - Detroit, MI
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:49 AM
 
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It looks like it is a great school. Nice to see that there are some very good educational options in the city of Detroit.

Detroit's Leading College Prep School - University Preparatory Academy - Detroit, MI
yes it is a good school. the stats on Detroit Public Schools and schools in the city only tell half the story. Yes the dropout rate is high for many different reasons one being that parents have been taking their children out of DPS because of lack of funding, then many people moved when the recession got really bad, then you are pretty much left with the bad apples who dont want to go anyway. I went to DPS all my life except for one yr in elementary. I went to a Catholic school in Hamtramck 4th grade and surprise surpise they were actually behind so my mom sent me back to my old school 5th grade. Ive stayed in DPS since. Cass, King and Rennaisance are all still good high schools. Southereastern High has drastically improved over the years I have a couple of younger cousins there. My nephews also attended a school closer their house which is still good. I believe Spain middle school has also improved. But the main reason for all the school closings here are because of lack of enrollment. They never tell how the beginning of the present school year the city sent notifications talking about the millions they have in bonds they can only use for improving schools that aren't that old and building new schools for the older ones, my old highschool (King) being one of them. And the fact that they are in the process of changing the whole ciriculum. So far it seems like they are doing everything promised so we will see.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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yes it is a good school. the stats on Detroit Public Schools and schools in the city only tell half the story. Yes the dropout rate is high for many different reasons one being that parents have been taking their children out of DPS because of lack of funding, then many people moved when the recession got really bad, then you are pretty much left with the bad apples who dont want to go anyway. I went to DPS all my life except for one yr in elementary. I went to a Catholic school in Hamtramck 4th grade and surprise surpise they were actually behind so my mom sent me back to my old school 5th grade. Ive stayed in DPS since. Cass, King and Rennaisance are all still good high schools. Southereastern High has drastically improved over the years I have a couple of younger cousins there. My nephews also attended a school closer their house which is still good. I believe Spain middle school has also improved. But the main reason for all the school closings here are because of lack of enrollment. They never tell how the beginning of the present school year the city sent notifications talking about the millions they have in bonds they can only use for improving schools that aren't that old and building new schools for the older ones, my old highschool (King) being one of them. And the fact that they are in the process of changing the whole ciriculum. So far it seems like they are doing everything promised so we will see.
Interesting and it's good to get some real information that people only speculate about or get what the media tells them.

I've also heard that King is pretty good and that seems to be the good HS that people forget about in the city of Detroit.

I also think that people forget that in the Southwestern part of the city, that the schools are really diverse including quite a few White students still there too.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:25 PM
 
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Interesting and it's good to get some real information that people only speculate about or get what the media tells them.

I've also heard that King is pretty good and that seems to be the good HS that people forget about in the city of Detroit.

I also think that people forget that in the Southwestern part of the city, that the schools are really diverse including quite a few White students still there too.
Yes Southwestern is diverse the southwest side of town is the most diverse area. It is the area where the majority of white and latinos stay. I haven't heard much about SW High to know if its bad or good but I'm assuming it isn't bad because then I'd probly hear about it lol. I graduated from King in '06. When I was there it was a B school (according to the test scores grade) but unfortunately when I moved back in 08 it was bad! it dropped down to a D. I was kind of mad at that besides that happened because of the closing of schools and they actually merged one of the really bad schools with King and replaced half of King's faculty including the principle with that schools faculty smh. But after the new principle ran it to the ground they got rid of her and now the school is back!
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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Slumlords are a large cause of the decline of those neighborhoods as there is no incentive for upkeep to the homes/neighborhoods. Please ignore dpenterprise. Giving rent to a landlord just feeds the cycle.
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