包子帖:New York择校问题 PS196 和天才班

请有经验的父母建议,或者孩子在其中之一的提供宝贵建议
不胜感谢
好的建议包子感谢

你住哪?小孩多大?你期望的上学放学交通花的时间?
ps196不错,排名很高,学业算抓的紧的,他们也有自己的gifted program,还有收费的
after school program.在queens 的小学里算排名最好的小学了吧~~~
另一个我不太清楚,提不出什么建议。。

PS 217 doesn’t look good from this link:
http://www.greatschools.org/new-york/roosevelt-island/2887-P.S.
I don’t think its GT program would be any better.
In Queens, I think PS 203, 188, 41 are among the best. 196 used to be
good.

谢啦。因为我在Manhattan上班,downtown太贵,所以离得近点的好学区也就这个196了。
再问一句,学校里的gt program和这所学校有什么联系呢? 好像只有一个班是gt
program。这个班的孩子跟整个学校的学生平时交流吗?听说217有很多bully. …

我觉得学校最重要,GT就是稍微教的广点,深点,因为学生假设接受快点,大纲和普通
的一样。一个好的校园环境和认真负责的教学管理团队比什么都重要。况且你的情况,
去217的话每天还要在路上折腾孩子, 上196在我看来简直是no brainer.

唉,我也是倾向196, 可家里其他人一听天才班就不行了。正在搜集证据作说服工作。
交通是一个很重要的问题, gt班的大环境是一个理由,还有什么,帮我找找吧。会用包子
感谢你的

对,ps196在queens只能算是中上。
而且环境实在尴尬,虽然那片被评为最漂亮的社区,可是住过的人应该心里都有数,实
在不算舒服,房子太老,房价太高,如果不嫌逼仄,完全可以去城里,或者去贝塞之类
学区更好的地方

谢谢建议。可惜晚了,上周刚刚签了lease,而且老二已经找好了daycare。
lucky的是房子也还可以。现在只是在196非GT和217的GT之间摇摆,给点意见?

这种事最后只能自己拿主意,涉及到价值观了,每个人的utility function不一样。
如果我是你,我可能会先试试那个GT,如果觉得不值可以随时回家附近的小学去

Just show the info on ps 217 in the link I gave earlier to your family, it’s
not difficult for your family to side with you after seeing it. It’s a 5
out of 10 school. I won’t let my kids go even if the school offers free
after school and free commute.
Here is student ethnic breakdown from that link:
Ethnicity This school State average

Black     30%     19%
Asian     26%     8%
White     22%     49%
Hispanic     21%     22%

To me, it’s pretty much a school located in a black and hispanic community.
Not being racist, I am just saying the truth.

如果看重天才班的话,城里很多学校很有名的,也可以考虑私校,下城的双文学校现在
也很火,贝塞学区是比forest hills还好~~~~

That’s not necessarily true. I heard 196 has waiting list.

are you sure the waiting list is for elementary school instead of
kindergarten?

I am not sure for this year. Just in case, … …

it would be against the law if a school district can not accommodates all
the kids of the residence

Not sure about that law, but district != zone in NYC.
In this particular case, if 196 is full, they can put you in any school in
the district where 196 belongs to.