Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 54326
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2022/05/26 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2012/3/5-26 [Reference/BayArea, Transportation/Car] UID:54326 Activity:nil
3/5     What's a good place in the south bay for families where you can
        meet other stroller moms and dads? So far people tell me that
        Santa Clara has a bad school district, San Jose is cheap but
        only if you can tolerate the commute, Mountain View Castro is
        better for singles, Los Altos Palo Altos is great if you can
        afford it. Where else is good?
        \_ Cupertino, West San Jose
        \_ Cupertino, West San Jose, Sunnyvale
           \_ Cupertino costs too much.
              \_ Cheaper than Los Altos and Palo Alto.
        \_ Campbell
           \_ Mediocre schools.
              \_ If you want a good school go private. I would never buy
                 an area for the schools. Ever.
                 \_ Do you have kids?
                    \_ Yes, which is why I have them in private school.  Why
                       would I trust them to a public K-12 school? Public
                       university is another story. The schools in my area
                       are EXCELLENT (as it happens - at least according
                       to API) but still terrible compared to private school.
                       \_ Why wouldn't you "trust them" to a public school?
                          What do you think is going to happen to them there?
                          If money was no object, I might consider private
                          school, but as a Poor Ass Millionaire, I need to
                          save for college. Even Cal costs $200k/per kid
                          and I have two of them.
        \_ The sad truth is people move to the suburbs to isolate themselves
           from other people. You won't find any place where friendly
           neighbors congregate, like a neighborhood street. Everyone
           is locked in their car, whisking their child from soccer practice
           to piano lessons.
           \_ What a load of crap. I live in the suburbs for 10 years now
              and I know my neighbors even blocks over. We get together
              for July 4th, we have a mailing list, and we meet each other
              when out watering lawns or walking dogs/kids. Sorry your
              neighborhood sucks.
              \_ I live in a great friendly urban neighborhood. Good for
                 you that your area is friendly, it is the exception.
                 \_ Your neighborhood is what you make of it. I spent a lot
                    of time walking the neighborhood and knocking on
                    doors. I told people about the mailing list who didn't
                    know about it or else left flyers. People actually
                    like to interact with a little prodding. Most don't
                    move to the suburbs to isolate themselves. It's a
                    \_ Good thing you don't live in Florida, you would
                       probably get shot. My relatives in Riverside literally
                       don't know one neighbor and they are pretty friendly.
                       I know about half the people on my block in SF
                       and I have lived in my place about the same
                       amount of time as they have. Read some June Jacods
                       sometime, suburbs are isolating on purpose.
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        \_ I'm going to make a prediction.  I predict that the GOP is planning
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"I love Campbell because it is big enough to have great services, but small enough to care. " Cheryl Blankenship Kupras Welcome back, Patch Blogger! Chance of Rain 58 F Hi:65 Lo:49 Current weather TODAY | 58 F Chance of Rain Cloudy. new_asset_attachment_attributes The California Academic Performance Index base report was released May 5 and overall, Santa Clara County schools, including Campbell did very well. The API is a tool that the state uses in order to rate a school's performance on scale of 200 to 1,000. The base number is compiled between the total API growth (released in Aug. From there, schools and districts are given an expected growth number, the total they should aim for. The biggest jump goes to Sherman Oaks Community Charter School, which raised its API score from 742 to 830--an 88-point jump. The biggest drop happened at Lynhaven Elementary, whose API score fell from 791 to 773--an 18-point drop. "I think it reflects a tremendous focused effort the staff and community pulled together," says Donna Tonry, Principal at Sherman Oaks. "It was a tremendous effort that they (teachers) made with collaboration and intense focus." The school is the only dual immersion program in Campbell Union School District, with the instruction being taught half the time in English and the other half in Spanish. "We strive to be the dual immersion school that everyone wants to attend. The school district is also excited about how well its schools are doing. "We're very happy about the gains," says Marla Olszeweski, district spokeswoman. "What it shows us that the work that they're doing is showing results, its paying off. Teachers are able to be more targeted at helping children learn." But API is not the end all, be all to judge a school, she cautions. "There's a lot to figure out in what makes a school the best," Olszeweski. Rolling Hills Middle School 902 917 +15 In Moreland School District, all school have raised their total API. The district overall raised its API by 40 points, from 830 to 870. The highest API score goes to Country Lane School, with a score of 941 and the lowest API score goes to Anderson Elementary, with a score of 810. Westmont HS 763 778 +15 Editor's Note: The initial story said that CUSD raised its score by 24 points, when in fact it raised it by 25. The numbers on Blackford Elementary were also incorrect. Close Send us a news tip Enter your tip here and it will be sent straight to Editor Mayra Flores de Marcotte, Jennifer van der Kleut, and Linda Covella, Campbell Patch's (incredibly grateful) editors.
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