They are sisters on the surface. If one were to judge their kindergarten classes on paper, it would be hard to distinguish between the schools. The composition of the classes are remarkably similar, with among the highest percentages of white students in the District. Location, location, location! The attendance area of one school encompasses the wealthiest zip codes in the City, while the other attendance area is located in the far reaches of hill country. Both schools got the density tiebreakers for their respective attendance areas. But that is where all the comparisons stop, because one school is the darling of the District (requested by 54% of attendance area families) with 1797 total requests and 322 first-choice requests, while the other school is shunned by the District (requested by 2% of attendance area families).
The Schools? Cobb and Clarendon!
Here are the statistics for the choice offers (AA for attendance area):
Cobb: 0% sibling non-AA, 1% sibling AA, 2% CTIP1, 1% AA
Clarendon: 34% sibling non-AA, 11% sibling AA, 36% CTIP1, 10% AA
Here are the statistics for the racial/ethnic composition of all offers:
Cobb: 4% African American, 16% Chinese, 4% Latino, 62% White, 12% Other Asian, 1% Other
Clarendon: 2% African American, 10% Chinese, 13% Latino, 53% White, 17% Other Asian, 5% Other
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet!