I attended both. Mostly public. Suburban. innercity. I actually switched schools more than any kid should have to. In my city public schools have a stigma although there are some great public schools here. I liked being in a public school because of the diversity and it being less clicky. But I ultimately feel I would have been better off in a small school; public or private. To allow opportunity for more engagement. Or now that I think about it, better off with less schools period. Haha. I'd like my kids to have everything I didn't have. Cant find the perfect school.