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Web site's scores, comments can set the price

Original post made on Apr 9, 2009

Thanks to GreatSchools.net, when buyers shop for homes in Mountain View, they often know minute details on the local schools -- and those details can make all the difference when it comes to the final selling price.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 9, 2009, 4:42 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by MVWSD PARENT, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 9, 2009 at 5:33 pm

MVWSD superintendent, total: 0


Posted by Frances, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Do only Los Altos elementary schools feed into Los Altos High? I find it interesting that MV High is rater higher than Los Altos high when theoretically the elementary schools feeding into MVH have inferior ratings. I know it's all based on test scores, which probably isn't the best measure. It's just interesting.


Posted by JKT, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 10, 2009 at 2:25 pm

No, Los Altos High includes students from Mtn. View as well as Los Altos, which probably explain the downward trend of the ranking.


Posted by Laurie, a resident of another community
on Apr 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm

And Mountain View High includes students from Los Altos...it's a great school!


Posted by Frances, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 10, 2009 at 3:04 pm

So what neighborhoods would feed into LA elementary and junior highs, but then MV High? Just curious in case I decide to move!


Posted by Parent, a resident of Waverly Park
on Apr 10, 2009 at 4:15 pm

District Leadership over the past couple years = 10


Posted by Parent, a resident of Waverly Park
on Apr 10, 2009 at 4:16 pm

I mean leadership in MVWSD. (I know nothing of L.A. district)


Posted by QM, a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 10, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Slater Elementary Total: G$OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOgle


Posted by ec, a resident of Castro City
on Apr 10, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Disgusting. Francis and co, why dont you just say what you're thinking-- how do I keep my kids away from non-white kids?

Mtn View's elementary schools are absolutely wonderful, but there are some types that will... fit in... better in Los Altos. Your loss, gang


Posted by Frances, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 12, 2009 at 12:22 am

ec, you couldn't be further from the truth. I'm not white. As a mother of young kids I want to know what the best schools are. I don't understand how that is racist?


Posted by Not a teacher, a resident of another community
on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:03 pm

[Post removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]


Posted by Not a teacher, a resident of another community
on Apr 15, 2009 at 8:58 am

"Greatschools.net sucks" is not disrespectful or offensive, neither is satire or hyperbole or even farce. Making up web site addresses like IhateMexicans.com and legalizesegregation.com only point out that sites like Greatschools.net are used by many people who fear a brown or black planet. Even though I am not a teacher, I have over a decade of experience working in and out of the California education system, and the bottom line is that many white and Asian parents do not want their children mixing with brown or black children. Why is this simple truth so difficult to acknowledge? Your act of censorship is within your right, after all, it is your forum, however, you must know the price of your deletion cheapens your product and any claim as a 1st Amendment organization. You'll make an editorial decision to run "news" about a small group of parents complaining about a teacher, but you won't allow an obscure web posting about "idiots" and "morons?" Can I still insult the King or will I end up in shackles? I'll simplify it for the masses: Some people think their children should not be with brown or black people. Is that offensive?


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