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Old 11-05-2018, 12:59 PM
 
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Are Columbia Heights schools really as bad as SchoolDigger says they are? Is it worth trying to open enroll in another district? We're just outside the bounds of what Fridley will accept and moving is not an option. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2018, 02:35 PM
 
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My neighbor who used to work in school systems (retired now) and now is a consultant to lots of different ones in town. He said Columbia Heights is the poorest in the cities. He volunteered for Columbia Heights prom, said the dinners were donated, along with many of the dresses.
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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It is a very poor school district.
https://education.mn.gov/mdeprod/idc...dition=primary
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:04 PM
 
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Thanks for the linked info!

I have someone also who wants info on TC school districts.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:49 PM
 
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I would open enroll or look at private schools. I have to admit that my only experience with Columbia Heights is at sporting events--but if they feel they need as many police officers as they have at games, there's no way I would send my kids there.
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:33 AM
 
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I don’t understand why it’s the poorest? I used to live in a house there that my engineer friend bought after college. Neighborhood was nice, many are. There’s much worse cities, just kinda dumbfounded on why no money is put into the school system?
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:58 AM
 
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I'm curious about this as well- I thought it was something I just wasn't seeing. We paid plenty for our house, and our neighborhood seems to consist of working middle class families. I'm just not seeing widespread poverty.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:54 AM
 
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I don’t understand why it’s the poorest? I used to live in a house there that my engineer friend bought after college. Neighborhood was nice, many are. There’s much worse cities, just kinda dumbfounded on why no money is put into the school system?
Poor as in over 80% percent of students living in poverty. Check the site I linked to. It’s comparable to Red Lake.
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Old 11-06-2018, 01:12 PM
 
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I used to work with someone who lived in Columbia Heights and had to open enroll his daughter. They ended up fine, but the whole process turned out to be a much more stressful than he was anticipating.
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:24 PM
 
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Poor as in over 80% percent of students living in poverty. Check the site I linked to. It’s comparable to Red Lake.
Where are they all coming from? On Zillow a quick search shows houses for sale are in $175-$500k range, and even a $1.3m condo. That's the part I don't understand. Maybe everyone open enrolls elsewhere
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