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Old 05-01-2008, 06:50 PM
 
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Hi,
My family and I are moving from San Jose, CA to Westchester, NY. I found a job in Manhattan and we are looking to rent a single family house in an area where public schools are good and not too far from the city (easy access). I understand that Rye, Larchmont, Harrison, Mamaroneck and Scarsdale have good schools. Other towns/cities? Is there any way I can obtain a free list of public elementary schools in the lower Westchester area with their SAT scores?
Nikkei
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:30 PM
 
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SATs are for high school students, not elementary school students.
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:23 PM
 
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This is a good place to start for info on public schools anywhere in NY state. It includes info for elementary, middle and high school (although not high school sat's)

Also many of the real estate websites have a link to school profiles. try Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate

NY State School Report Card (http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/irts/reportcard/ - broken link)
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:30 PM
 
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here you go

SAT scores for 2006, 2007 | lohud.com | The Journal News
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Yorktown Heights NY
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SAT scores don't tell you anything about the teaching in the schools. They tell you a lot about the parents and how much they spend on private tutors--but that's all. Other test scores tell you a little bit, but mostly they tell you if the teachers spend too much time teaching to the test.

There are many sites that list all the important details about schools--class size, teacher-student ratio, $ spent per pupil, number of electives, number of computers per student, etc. Also, Westchester Magazine's current issue is a run-down of area elementary schools and it includes a lot of good data.
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:11 PM
 
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As the previous posts said SAT scores do not tell you much about the quality of the elementary schools. Even for high schools its important to note that a lot of parents in affluent towns pay for private tutors and SAT prep schools for their children and this will affect the school district's SAT scores positively.

The website GreatSchools.net, SchoolMatters - Home and PSK12 Public School Rankings have information about test results and other statistical information for all schools (including elementary schools in Westchester). I believe psk12.com charges a fee, the other two websites are free.
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Rye Brook
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Westchester County School Districts 2004-2005 has a lot of info. If you have narrowed down your search call the schools directly they will send you information.

All the best

Kevin O'Shea

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Old 06-08-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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really most schools in Rockland county newyork and bergen county nj are going to be the best options... but try Rockland first.... most of the people I went to school with have gone on to do great things and most went to TOP Universities
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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really most schools in Rockland county newyork and bergen county nj are going to be the best options... but try Rockland first.... most of the people I went to school with have gone on to do great things and most went to TOP Universities
But the commute to Manhattan is crushing.

I remember one Friday before Memorial day, I got on the old Red and Tan at 3:30 and got home at 7:30.
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