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Old 03-12-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I am a highschooler from West Windsor Plainsboro. We're one of the top-ranked public school districts. I hope I can clear some things up here.

West Windsor Plainsboro is extremely competitive. Taking honor courses means sleeping about 6 hours a night. It's intense and stressful.

Parents don't do everything in ww-p. The teachers are spectacular. There all have so many awards, are extremely kind and caring. I have a math teacher that stays after school almost everyday to help struggling students, sacrificing most of her spare time for our sake. Parents are rumored to do everything because many radical parents voluntarily interfere on their child's behalf because they want their child to get good grades. Parents are the ones that place us children into such a demanding school district, so of course our parents will want us to do well (and do whatever they can to help us succeed.)

It's a demanding school district... but it's worth it, in the end. WW-P has a VERY high reputation with colleges. Because the environment is so demanding, students that transfer into the district soon develop different academic mentalities and work ethics. However, it's not easy for transfer students. For example, one of my friends transfered to WW-P during her freshman year. When she went to another school district, she got all A's and was at the top of her class, having a reputation for her intelligence. However, when she moved to this district, she got D's and F's. She has a C-range average now, and constantly pulls all-nighters (and drinks a lot of coffee.) But no matter what, she can't get the A's she used to. It's a deadly school district, but if you can survive the pressure you can survive anything.

I hoped I helped some people
Maybe the WW schools aren't that good. This thread was 2 years old.

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Old 03-12-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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Maybe the WW schools aren't that good. This thread was 2 years old.


No they are that good
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: NJ
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No they are that good
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:30 AM
 
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These threads crack me up. Being a Bergen Countyer, I know very little about East Windsor or West Windsor. But when a bunch of people get on here and start complaining about how wonderful the schools are in a super wealthy district, and about how lousy they are in an only slightly wealthy district, I just view the threads with bewilderment.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE SO BAD ABOUT A SCHOOL DISTRICT IN A GH DISTRICT FACTOR GROUP?!?

What's the matter, the kids in East Windsor have to settle for the 3-Series BMWs instead of the 7-Series BMWs that the West Windsor kids have?

Don't believe the hype about the teachers being better in more affluent districts. They're not. (I've been in both sides of the spectrum.) The differences involve the wealth and education of the parents and the resources available to them and their children.

Now if this thread was about the differences between West Windsor and Trenton schools, I'd be a little more understanding. But between East Windsor and West Windsor? Gimme a break.
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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I have to say that the schools in WW-P are in fact, ALL THAT.
I also agree that a lot of the high quality is in fact due to the high level of education of the parents. The teachers are quite good, but they are not getting silk from a sow's ear so to speak.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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East windsor == blue collar town

west windsor == doctors, lawyers and ultra rich and all well educated

you figure out which one to go to
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:31 AM
 
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LIAMNWK-

My husband is a successful lawyer...my neighbor is a lawyer and I have a doctorate. WE LIVE IN EAST WINDSOR! Not every white collar person wants to live in West Windsor!!!!!!!!!!!....Have you ever read the book "The Millionare next door" or the book, "Stop acting rich and start living like a REAL Millionare"? My husband and I follow those values and beliefs, which are to live within our means and to live in a middleclass neighborhood so we will have a net worth a 1 million plus when we retire....WE are VERY confident our children will be successful in any scool district because of the parents and support, values and beliefs we instill in them. East Windsor has a varied socio-economic population...white collar/blue collar. Many people struggle to get a slice of a wealthy town and have no savings in the end...We don't think it is worth it.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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I'm with you on everything you recently posted.......wake up people!!! It's not the teachers who are responsible for your child's success, it is YOU as parents and Your Child's personality/how much he absorbs..etc...
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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West Windsor likes to think they are better than everyone else.

East Windsor is fine. It's more mixed, from a socioeconomic standpoint. So what.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:42 AM
 
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LIAMNWK-

My husband is a successful lawyer...my neighbor is a lawyer and I have a doctorate. WE LIVE IN EAST WINDSOR! Not every white collar person wants to live in West Windsor!!!!!!!!!!!....Have you ever read the book "The Millionare next door" or the book, "Stop acting rich and start living like a REAL Millionare"? My husband and I follow those values and beliefs, which are to live within our means and to live in a middleclass neighborhood so we will have a net worth a 1 million plus when we retire....WE are VERY confident our children will be successful in any scool district because of the parents and support, values and beliefs we instill in them. East Windsor has a varied socio-economic population...white collar/blue collar. Many people struggle to get a slice of a wealthy town and have no savings in the end...We don't think it is worth it.
Great post.

If you read this board daily, you'd think the only towns worth living in this state are Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Summit, Millburn, West Windsor, and East Brunswick.
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