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Old 11-13-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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Hello, We will be relocating from New Jersey to New Orleans and need a good public school for the children, K and 2nd grade.. (We don't want a private school.) We have focused on Metairie as an alternative to the city.

Any experiences with Harold Keller School or any of the other Metairie public schools? Is one better than another??
How does a child get into a magnet school??

And just curious, why all the negativity about the public schools in Metairie?? Is it that the curriculum is too easy? Are the teachers unqualified?? Do they not learn anything? Someone please enlighten me.
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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The magnet school, Metaire Academy, tests for admission. They start at pre-K and have a few openings at the K level. There is a deadline for application for next year, it is sometime this month. Testing is done in the Spring for Fall admission. My grand-daughter went through this and is now in K.

Don't know how they handle transfers - call them and ask. You can check all schools on www.GreatSchools.net (http://www.GreatSchools.net - broken link).
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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If Metairie Academy doesn't work out, you could go a little farther out into St. Charles Parish. Great regular public schools there.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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There is also Haynes Academy on Metairie Road, in Old Metairie, which is a very nice JP neighborhood.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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Harahan Elementary is one of the better schools in Jefferson Parish. [url=http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/eastjefferson/index.ssf?/base/news-7/1256189672199950.xml&coll=1]STAYING ON A WINNING STREAK - NOLA.com[/url]
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Cove, Monterey, TN
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Harahan Elementary is one of the better schools in Jefferson Parish. STAYING ON A WINNING STREAK - NOLA.com
Wow! I went to school there from 1962 to 1966. Agnes Marcotte was the principle at the time. It was a long time ago! My Dad taught school there as well until 1972. Glad to hear that it is still a good school.

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