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Old 01-25-2008, 10:17 AM
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I heard that Corning school district was good, but then read on another post that it ranked #271 out of 441 of upstate NY school districts (Business First 2005 rankings). OUCH! We're a young family considering relocating to the Corning area and would really appreciate input from Corning residents on the quality of your schools. THANKS
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:26 PM
Location: Pompey, NY
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Try Greatschools.net. You will have to sign up for the newsletter. Our kids are grown and as such I have no need for a school rating website, but others have had positive things to say about this one. Good luck.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:26 AM
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I don't have kids in school, but FWIW, every time I go to Corning, there are kids just hanging out with seemingly nothing to do, and they act like little thugs.

When we were house hunting a year ago, we really wanted to find something in Corning because you could get a fairly big house pretty cheaply there. I have to say that every single time we went to look at houses, we ran into kids who weren't very nice. It is the #1 reason - really the only reason - we didn't buy there.

We ended up in Trumansburg, just outside of Ithaca. We had to spend more, and the house is a bit smaller than we would have wanted, but the property values have already increased her about 3.5% in the last year, and the schools are very good. I don't regret the decision at all.

Go spend time where you think you want to move. Spend at least a couple of days to get a feel for the place. Hope this helps a little.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:22 PM
Location: Albany, NY
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The kids this person ran into obviously came from bad homes, not bad schools...not sure what their comment had to do with the school system anyways...

I went to Corning Public schools since kindergarten and found the education to be excellent. My group of friends all graduated with honors, and went on to 4 year colleges, most on scholarships. The class size is small since the population is small. You get to know your teachers, and they get to know their students. Most of the teachers really seemed to love what they were doing. You will find 1/2 the kids in the high schools want to be their, and half don't. But I dont blame this on the school system, but more on the child's up-bringing.

I moved away from Corning for college, and have recently decided to move back because I can't think of any other place I would want my children to grow up!
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:56 AM
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Truth is kids sucess in school is more a function of their home than of their school.
If you don't make sure reading is more important than soccer ,proms etc they will end up
ignorant -simple as that.
BTW-kids don't do what their parents do, they become WHAT their parents are.
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