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best websites for finding school ratings in areas

any info is help to me. thanks ladies!

 
phairee004

Asked by phairee004 at 4:18 PM on Jan. 5, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I have written reviews and tend to always use:


    http://www.greatschools.net/


    There's also:


    http://www.psk12.com/rating/index.php

    Knightquester

    Answer by Knightquester at 4:30 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • the first site was very helpful! thank you thank you thank you
    phairee004

    Answer by phairee004 at 5:07 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • When looking at reviews, remember that a lot of times "good schools" are labeled as such because of the state test scores. That's not always a positive thing.

    The ISD I attended for most of my school years is a "5 Star School" --- very high test scores. Roughly translated, that means they don't actually TEACH anything but how to pass that test & get the school more money.

    The other highschools I attended were not even remotely considered "good schools", BUT I learned FAR more in those schools than I did in the "5 Star" one because they didn't teach to the test --- they just taught & made it fun.
    Laura1229

    Answer by Laura1229 at 12:34 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

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