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Old 07-20-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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Don't know the area but it's one that we're considering. Incredibly ranked schools with ridiculously small classes. Expensive homes, near the water and high taxes but certainly not high like the level of a Rye, Larchmont, Scarsdale or Bronxville (imo).

So, does anyone have any good feedback about Rye Neck and why it's not common to hear it listed among the elite 4 so commonly referenced above? Please note that the "elite 4" is a bit tongue-in-cheek but there's some truth to my question. Rye Neck seems like something we had to discover - the others didn't have that feel (bad explanation). Hopefully you know what I mean.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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Great question CKSFHG. My husband and I are wondering about the same thing.
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:25 PM
 
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thanks. actually my wife's a bit slow (to embrace the idea). she's moreso sold on Larchmont.
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:39 AM
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Rye Neck schools are excellent (at all three levels, which was important to us), and the schools are not large either, even though the facilities (like the athletic fields etc.) are more akin to those at larger schools. While Rye, Scarsdale and Bronxville are excellent, and you should be very happy with getting your children into any of them, Larchmont is not. Larchmont is a lovely town, and the schools are great lower down - but when you get to HS level it is Mamaroneck HS you go to, which is just "ok" on a statewide basis, and really does not match up to the others at all. Because there is no actual town of "Rye Neck" people looking for good schools based on the town they intend to buy in often don't discover Rye Neck. Moreover, you'll have to work out the boundary of the school district otherwise you'll end up in the Mamaroneck system. Thats ok by us - we don't want to be discovered! But good luck wherever you move.
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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Rye Neck schools are excellent (at all three levels, which was important to us), and the schools are not large either, even though the facilities (like the athletic fields etc.) are more akin to those at larger schools. While Rye, Scarsdale and Bronxville are excellent, and you should be very happy with getting your children into any of them, Larchmont is not. Larchmont is a lovely town, and the schools are great lower down - but when you get to HS level it is Mamaroneck HS you go to, which is just "ok" on a statewide basis, and really does not match up to the others at all. Because there is no actual town of "Rye Neck" people looking for good schools based on the town they intend to buy in often don't discover Rye Neck. Moreover, you'll have to work out the boundary of the school district otherwise you'll end up in the Mamaroneck system. Thats ok by us - we don't want to be discovered! But good luck wherever you move.

Interesting, you do have to discover Rye Neck and indeed Mamaroneck by driving round the neighborhoods and understanding the boundary of the school districts. I have noticed that some of the posters in this board do not even know what areas are zoned for each school district. For instance they don't seem to know that some parts of Rye are zoned for the Rye Neck school district or which parts of Mamaroneck are zoned for Mamamroneck school district and which are not. I think some posters will be really shocked to find out that a small part of Mamaroneck is zoned for the Scarsdale school district. I think Scarsdale and Bronxville are more cut an dry since there is only one school district in each village.

Personally I like both Mamaroneck and Rye Neck school districts, I think it really depends on what you are after ....Rye Neck is more of a private school in the public school system, while Mamaroneck is a much bigger and more diverse (socially and economically) school more suitable for people who are after that.
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