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I know it is a silly question! How can I found out if my child's school it is a good school?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:44 AM on Sep. 14, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Not a silly. Call your school district & ask for the schools educational ranking, also ask if there are any complaints against the school. Attend a PTA or PTO meeting at your school. You'll meet parents who are involved in their child's education & the school. Ask questions about education, curriculum, how the school compares to other schools their children have attended (during the break or after the meeting). You might even prepare a list of questions you have so you can ask some at the meeting if appropriate. Also ask about things like music, art & physical education programs. Do they have computers & technology available for the kids? What kind of discipline do they use? Motivation? Special programs...

    Call the middle school & ask questions about how kids do from each elementary school feeding into it.

    Then, stay involved! Good luck!
    At your school district check into parent school improvement meetings & atten

    Answer by ohwrite at 10:05 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • The school district website should have info on the schools. Our district website has 'report cards' for each school that tell you average class size, how the school performs on standardized tests, how the district in general performs on stadardized tests, how the state in general performs on standardized tests, if the school is making adequate progress (for underperforming schools), teacher salary, graduation rates (for high schools), etc.
    You could also talk to some of the parents who've had their kids in the school for a year or more & see what they think of it.
    Some schools may allow you to spend some time in the school during school time, spend some time in the classes to see how the teachers interact with the kids, etc.

    Answer by busygoddess at 10:04 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • thanks to both moms who answered my question. OP

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:51 AM on Sep. 14, 2009