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Old 05-05-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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I agree that BHHS is a great choice if you have a son of high school age. I think EG lower schools are fine, but it drops off for middle and high school.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: SNE
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Someone please enlighten me, as I don't have kids, and personally opted out of public high school to get a GED- what makes a good school?? Other than the very obvious, are EG and Barrington really so much better than Exeter, Jamestown, or North Kingtown? I have actually made it through grad school in MA and was challenged by some extremely and bright fellow students who came out of Rogers in Newport. I don't get it.
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:51 PM
 
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Consider South Kingstown. It has more diversity because of University of Rhode Island and is middle class.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Coventry
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Its not the schools, its the gene pool. Live in an affluent area, your kids go to school with smarter more college oriented kids. Lets be honest here, the size or shape of the building is not the issue. Its the kids inside.
The poor cities have low test scores, those kids have no shot. One parent families,drugs,etc. Tough to pay attention when you dont sleep well nor eat well.
If you can afford EG, why wouldnt you want your kids to be around kids destined for college and from good families?

Summer camps, and recreation programs are fantastic as well. EG can afford these things, some towns cannot.

JMHO
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:40 AM
 
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I see, so "Good Schools" is code for "Good Families".
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:16 AM
 
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I have to dissagree...I don't think good schools mean good families. How many times do we hear that privileged kids get into serious trouble, usually because they're not being watched by their "society parents" AND they have too much discretionary income...meaning more money for drugs and alcohol. Barrington has been in the media lately due to their serious HS drinking problems. While I realize this happens everywhere, there is more money and a sense of entitlement in certain areas.

On the west bay, I would reccomend South Kingstown. College towns are always nice too.
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