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Old 03-03-2011, 08:59 AM
 
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Is anyone familiar with the public high schools in Bronxville vs. Rye (City)? I know that average SAT scores in Rye are around 120-150 pts lower every year, and I know that Rye doesn't have as strong of a reputation as Bronxville. I have also heard of some parents choosing to send their kids to private or parochial schools for middle/high school.
I prefer to go with public school, and I really want the best for my kids, but real estate and taxes in Bronxville are so expensive, I wonder if it's worth it. Luckily we can afford the live in both towns, but would probably be able to get a much nicer home in Rye for the same price. I wonder if the quality of the education at Rye is just as good, in spite of the lower scores. Can anyone comment? Thank you!
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Chappaqua
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I grew up one house outside Bronxville (attended Catholic school), have a neice and nephew in or just out of the Rye schools, and looked closely at both before recently buying elsewhere in Westchester. So, while I have no direct experience attending either, I know a lot of folks from both.

IMHO, there is no significant difference between the quality of education. I'd suggest you pick the home that works best for you based on other considerations (commute, facilities, community, value). While both towns are excellent on these other counts as well (apart from value), there are more tangible differences there than with respect to the schools.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Harrison
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Is anyone familiar with the public high schools in Bronxville vs. Rye (City)? I know that average SAT scores in Rye are around 120-150 pts lower every year, and I know that Rye doesn't have as strong of a reputation as Bronxville. I have also heard of some parents choosing to send their kids to private or parochial schools for middle/high school.
I prefer to go with public school, and I really want the best for my kids, but real estate and taxes in Bronxville are so expensive, I wonder if it's worth it. Luckily we can afford the live in both towns, but would probably be able to get a much nicer home in Rye for the same price. I wonder if the quality of the education at Rye is just as good, in spite of the lower scores. Can anyone comment? Thank you!
Based on my research when we moved to the area, you absolutely splitting the most minute of hairs. Both districts are going to offer an excellent education, and as the previous posted mentioned, there are other issues you should consider if you are deciding between these 2 towns.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:52 PM
 
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You will be fine in either district. Do not get hung up on test scores. Rye has some economic diversity. Bronxville has no economic diversity. The wealthy cream of Rye may go to Rye Country Day School or Greenwich Country Day School. The wealthy cream of Bronxville uses the public schools. That probably accounts for the difference.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:23 PM
 
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You will be fine in either district. Do not get hung up on test scores. Rye has some economic diversity. Bronxville has no economic diversity. The wealthy cream of Rye may go to Rye Country Day School or Greenwich Country Day School. The wealthy cream of Bronxville uses the public schools. That probably accounts for the difference.
Or Brunswick. But you otherwise nailed it.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:58 AM
 
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I read this interesting article yesterday in the New York Times re. Bronxville school taxes. I was wondering if anyone had first-hand knowledge of the situation and what the likely outcome would be - higher taxes, school program cuts, etc.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/bu...ronxville.html


Also, I suspect other Westchester neighborhoods are facing a similar situation. How are they coping?
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Powell, OH
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Rye is a wonderful place to live and has top notch schools. Ask the Rye High School guidance department to tell you all of the great Ivy League and other top notch colleges that last year's Rye graduates got in to. You would be lucky to have your kids attend the schools in Rye. My kids have attended Rye public schools and have gotten in to NYU, U of Chicago and U of Michigan.
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