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Old 06-19-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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Although we really want to find a place within Mamk school district so that our children could attend the same district where my husband teaches, the rental market in that area is slim pickings. So we feel like we need to widen our search.

How main priority is finding a good district. We like Mamaroneck because of the level of diversity but without is being an urban district like New Rochelle or White Plains. We are Latino (Mexican/Puerto Rican) so its important to us that my son does not feel like he is the only brown face. How does Rye Neck compare? know its much smaller but it still picks up students from Mamaroneck?

Also I hear good things about Pelham, how does it compare to Mamk and Rye Neck. Are there other districts we should be considering? I will be working in Rye and my husband Mamk so we need to stay in lower westchester and I need to be close to the train.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:53 PM
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Rye Neck is great, with about the same level of diversity as Mamrnck (about a quarter non-white). It takes students living North/East of the Sheldrake river in Mamaroneck, and in part of the town of Rye. So it depends on where you will be living. At Rye Neck, the latino students have a better graduation rate according to the publicly-available stats.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:39 AM
 
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You should have more choices once school ends and July hits. Rentals always hit the markets in the summer months prior to the school year starting. Good luck.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:20 AM
 
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Pelham has great diversity, and is an outstanding district. What distinguishes it from the pack is it's on its way up. Every year they get better.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies!

One thing I realized is that Rye Neck elementary schools are split up from k-2 and 3-5. This is a concern because in another year. My daughter will be in the 3rd and my son in K and I'm not sure how I will have time to drop them each off and have time to get to work.

Anyone know if any of these districts offers Before care programs and which ones offer after school programs?

Also, I thought I read Pelham may be merging their elementary schools similar to the grade breakdown at Rye Neck? Is this still a possibility?
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:12 AM
 
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The two elementary schools in Rye neck are very close to each other. Only a few blocks away from each other. In some districts they are more spread out, but in this case they are not. It may not impact you too much.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:41 AM
 
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The two elementary schools in Rye neck are very close to each other. Only a few blocks away from each other. In some districts they are more spread out, but in this case they are not. It may not impact you too much.

Thanks! that is good to know. Its hard being upstate and not being right there to check. Did you decide on an area. I have read a few of your threads and they have been very helpful

We will be down this weekend so we will drive around. Found out the after school program KEEPS will bus from both Mamaroneck and Rye Neck districts so it looks like my only concern is having enough time to drop them both off at school and get to work on time.

I do know my son will be sad at the thought that he won't be at the same school as his big sister though
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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I know, it is hard to picture things when you haven't seen it yet, so it is a good idea that you will be in the area to see for yourself.
I think you will be pleasantly surprised to see how close the two elementary schools are from each other. I am not sure of how much time you have to spare in the morning, but I can't see having to do the two drop off's adding that much time onto your trip.
It is hard when the siblings are not together. My oldest daughter was so upset as well when she learned that she will be in Kindergarten in Septmeber and her little sister will still be attending their nursery school. It is a tough transition when they are used to being together, but they will adapt I am sure. I hope!
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:16 AM
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The schools are "closer" than they might appear from driving around, because if you are walking from the 3-5 to the k-2 you can simply cut through Florence Park and into the back end of the k-2 school's sports field.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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The schools are "closer" than they might appear from driving around, because if you are walking from the 3-5 to the k-2 you can simply cut through Florence Park and into the back end of the k-2 school's sports field.
Oh, thanks! That is very helpful!!
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