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Old 11-12-2019, 11:03 AM
rbroome is offline
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Well of course it depends on what the child's (ie parents) goals are. If sports are a huge part of the student's life, looking at the coaches and team results will be important. If diversity is important, that can be checked. The usual thing people want to know is academics. That depends, as everything in school does, primarily on the student body. One of the easiest proxies for that is the number and popularity of the AP courses. That and noise level. In my experience, of course that is a single data point, the noise level in the halls and cafeteria between classes are a good proxy for the school. If the students get out of class and and need to let off steam in the middle of the day, that isn't the best indicator. If they are quietly discussing the next class or Friday's game, that is a good sign. If others don't find this to be their experience, it is probably just me.