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Old 04-22-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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Which do you think would be better? -I have incoming 9th and 2nd grade
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:50 PM
 
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Harborfields is my choice by experience and it is also ranked higher. It is also smaller which I think is better.
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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Probably Harborfields.
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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thanks I really appreciate the input
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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It all depends on what you're looking for in a school; different preferences for different families = different choices.
You might want to visit both school districts and ask questions about things that are important to you.
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: East Northport
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I see some people looking specifically for Harborfields and others specifically for Northport-East Northport. They are both good districts. A big difference that people consider is the size of the school district. Northport is a very large school district and therefor has more opportunity for programs such as music and sports. Harborfields is a smaller district where the administrators are much more accessible and more likely to know you and your student personally.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Suffolk, LI
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I have no experience with Harborfields (other than that we rented there and went to an area preschool), but we ended up buying in Northport and I'm happy with that decision. I've looked at the numbers and frankly see very little difference between the two districts in terms of test scores. Both rate very highly in that regard. I actually dislike the small size of Harborfields; I grew up attending very large schools and would like a similar experience for my children. There is also more economic diversity in the Npt/E Npt district, which is another important characteristic for me. I was bothered by the fact that Harborfields was so affluent, but I know that's an overgeneralization to some extent and also a matter of personal preference. I don't think you could really go wrong with either district in terms of education.
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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Harborfields is ranked significantly higher by any objective measurement and also has a better reputation.
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: East Northport
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Harborfields is ranked significantly higher by any objective measurement and also has a better reputation.
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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School Digger has Harborfields as #58 in NY out of 668 Districts, Northport is #136.

Great Schools gives Harborfields a 9 out of 10, Northport is 8 out of 10.

Newsday, US News and Newsweek all have Harborfields ranked higher.

Clearly Northport is a good school district, but if you look at the numbers and rankings it isn't Harborfields.
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