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View Poll Results: Which is the best?
Central 4 28.57%
Masterman 10 71.43%
Northeast 0 0%
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Which one do you consider the best among these three (for whatever reasons you may have)?
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Masterman has been ranked in the Top 100 Nationally and often is tops in state/tri-state rankings but it's atypical of a school to have 80 students in a grade or whatever it is. Central may be the best all around school.

Saul is cool just for the fact that it's one of the only public agricultural high schools in the country-and it's right here in Roxborough haha.

I am biased but Saint Joseph's Prep may be the best high school in the city, although the tuition has increased like crazy.
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Philly, PA
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This is a crazy one. I went to Northeast graduated class of 2008....but i think overall these would have to be the best three due to their reputation. and other things.
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Phila Pa & NYC
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Masterman absolutely. However if a child does not start attending at a pre- HS age, it is very hard to get accepted at the HS age.
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:45 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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What? West Philly High didn't make the list???
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Phila Pa & NYC
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What? West Philly High didn't make the list???
How about Bartram? Isn't that the most dangerous HS in the city?
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Saul is cool just for the fact that it's one of the only public agricultural high schools in the country-and it's right here in Roxborough haha.
Saul is awesome! I drive by every day, and love to visit when they have open houses and whatnot.
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:07 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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IMO the "best" is probably Germantown Friends. But of those three, I'd choose Central. It's a bit more well-rounded than Masterman. Let's hope none of those excellent public schools become budget victims, though.
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:33 PM
 
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i went to Masterman from grades 5 through 9 and I couldn't get into Masterman (back when each high school grade only had 30 students) or Central for grades 10-12.

with my late 80's, early 90's bias, I'd have to say Central is the best public school...all my classmates who went from Masterman middle and junior high school to Central High are all in leadership positions in their prestigious professions.

now if you add the Inter-Academic League schools, gotta be Penn Charter, right? actually, they're all probably better than Central...
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Phila Pa & NYC
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i went to Masterman from grades 5 through 9 and I couldn't get into Masterman (back when each high school grade only had 30 students) or Central for grades 10-12.

with my late 80's, early 90's bias, I'd have to say Central is the best public school...all my classmates who went from Masterman middle and junior high school to Central High are all in leadership positions in their prestigious professions.

now if you add the Inter-Academic League schools, gotta be Penn Charter, right? actually, they're all probably better than Central...
I am a Penn Charter grad, and later went on to coach sports there. Many years ago of course, and Charter has always been known for it's sports program. However academically speaking there are at least a few other Quaker schools in the city that may have them beat. Germantown Friends and Friends Select come to mind.
I also know there was a time when Central was the only public HS in the country where a student could earn a bachelors degree. Not sure if that is still the case.
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