Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Share your public school lists!

Public school applications are due Friday, January 27. Feel free to share your school lists in the comments. Which schools are your top picks? Which schools are your back-ups?

20 comments:

  1. Top picks, in order:
    Dianne Feinstein
    Commodore Sloat
    West Portal

    Second Tier:
    McKinley (in 2nd tier because of feeder to Everett)
    Sunnyside (in 2nd tier because my older daughter had a not great experience there, but the school is changing...)

    Backup:
    Junipero Serra (our neighborhood school)

    We decided that for our family, we'll schlep clear across the city (or close to it) for a school we love, but not for a school that seems like a so-so match for our child.

    Good luck to all!!!!

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  2. Any thoughts or applications for Edison Charter on Dolores? I'm curious about this school.

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  3. Lilienthal
    Rooftop
    Grattan
    Clarendon
    New Traditions
    McKinley
    Sherman
    Alvarado
    Argonne

    We are CTIP1 -- don't hate me.

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  4. Don't write off Everett! Great teachers and elementary school feeders.

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  6. 1. Rooftop - Closest within walking distance
    2. Clarendon - Neighborhood School not walking distance
    3. Alvarado - Close within walking distance
    4. Alvarado Language Immersion Pathway - Within Walking Distance
    5. Gratton - Within Walking Distance

    6. Aragonne – No transportation
    7. Alamo – No Transportation
    8. Clarendon Language Immersion Pathway - Not walking

    9. West Portal – Need to take 2 buses
    10. Peabody - Need to take 2 buses

    11. Lilienthal - Far away school Korean
    12. Sherman - Far Away good school

    13. Marshall - Need to take 2 buses

    13. Fairmount – No Transportation
    14. Jefferson – No Transportation
    15. Miraloma – No Transportation

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    1. Update:
      Twins separated.
      One got Argonne
      One got Flynn (gen) not even on our list.

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  7. Lowell
    Lincoln
    Mission
    Balboa

    Also Gateway Charter (separate admissions)

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  8. Top Tier
    Gen New Traditions K5 (neighborhood school)
    Gen Rooftop K8
    Gen Lilienthal K8
    Gen Grattan K5
    Gen McKinley K5
    Gen Clarendon K5
    JBBP Clarendon K5
    Gen Peabody K5
    JBBP Parks K5

    2nd Tier
    Gen Milk
    Gen Alvarado
    Gen Sherman
    Gen McCoppin K5

    Added for Kicks
    Gen West Portal K5
    Gen Miraloma K5
    ImmS Alvarado
    ImmK Lilienthal K8
    ImmC Alice Fong Yu K8
    ImmC West Portal K5
    ImmC Chinese Immersion Sch K4

    Our strategy was to list all schools within a radius of our house that is logistically feasible. Then we added a bunch of non-preference choices we assume will be high on other people's lists to increase our chances of swapping up. We're CTIP2.

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  9. Buena Vista ImmS, K8
    Starr King ImmM
    Fairmount, ImmS
    Alvarado, ImmS
    Webster, ImmS
    Ortega, ImmM
    Flynn, ImmS
    Monroe, ImmS
    Flynn, Gen (not neighborhood school, but close by)

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  10. "we added a bunch of non-preference choices we assume will be high on other people's lists to increase our chances of swapping up"

    What exactly does swapping up mean? Just curious.

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  11. We understand Argonne Elem is a good school and it is the one in our attendance zone but for a number of reasons year round does not work for us. Does anyone know if we would be considered for the zones adjacent to ours? Thanks.

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  12. Grattan (boundary school)
    Argonne
    Peabody
    New Traditions
    Clarendon
    Rooftop
    Lillienthal

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  13. This whole thing is ridiculous. You should be able to go to your neighborhood school.

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  14. 10:16 you are probably going to need to tour the outer sunset

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  15. Sure -- you can go into the lottery like anyone else for surrounding schools, but you'll get no priority over other "out of neighborhood" kids.

    I was actually surprised to see that Argonne is a neighborhood/attendance area school given its year-round schedule.

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  16. In earlier discussions, Monroe, in the inner Richmond, south of Geary, had available slots. Tour that school as well as the outer Sunset.

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  17. Don't forget Alamo. Great, great school. Personal favorite.

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