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Old 11-14-2009, 08:34 AM
Location: New York City
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Hi, If you live on the west side of IC do your kids go to Junior High in Coralville or do they go to the Junior High on the South East side? It seems the one in Coralville has better test scores. Am I right? Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-14-2009, 01:28 PM
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There is no such think as a "bad" school in the Iowa City area....you'll be fine. Any differences between schools would be minor. I student taught at City High and it was a fantastic school....I've heard West is as well.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:33 PM
Location: Coralville/Ames, IA
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If you live on the west side of Iowa City, your children will attend Northwest, which is in Coralville. If you live in north Coralville or North Liberty, (I'm assuming you're talking Iowa City proper and not metro, but just in case) they will go to North Central. Both of these schools funnel into West High for now, although there is talk of building a separate high school in North Liberty. I'm not sure that will happen for a while because of the economy but we'll see.

I agree with the above, although as a West grad, I will say that I think West might have a slight advantage academically. (Of course, I am biased...) But City is still a great school and I wouldn't hesitate to send my child there, if I had any.
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:35 PM
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Both high schools are very good as far as academics. I think West High has a slight advantage, but overall it really is a moot issue. They're both above state averages, and well above national averages.

If you're on the west side you'd be going to Northwest. I know the past 5 years there's been a huge influx of younger students into Iowa City, and some issues for the schools arose. I think with the opening of the new Junior High in North Liberty, a lot of the enrollment pressures have eased for the time being at Northwest.
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