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Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )

Started this discussion. Last reply by sal greco Feb 25, 2012. 35 Replies

Hi everyone,I am a proud leslieviller who supports our community in as many ways possible.However, despite the charm of our neighborhood I have heard many negative comments about Duke of Connaught…Continue

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Christine liked Leslieville Dad's discussion Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )
Mar 30, 2012
sal greco replied to Leslieville Dad's discussion Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )
"Does anyone have any experience with Dundas Jr. Public school? Either positive or negative. Thanks very much :)"
Feb 25, 2012
MP replied to Leslieville Dad's discussion Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )
"Both my boys went to Duke.  They were involved in the great music and sports programs.  Again this is a few years ago.  Keep in mind, that the principal really is what makes the school.  If the principal doesn't empower the…"
Feb 18, 2012
Sami replied to Leslieville Dad's discussion Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )
"thank you all for your replies, very insightful."
Feb 17, 2012
Kel JSpace replied to Leslieville Dad's discussion Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )
"Love this post.  Same questions went through my mind many times over the years.  My 11-year-old is in Withrow French immersion and 9-year-old in Pape. Our home school was Blake which we decided not to put our kids into for the same reasons…"
Feb 13, 2012
Brian replied to Leslieville Dad's discussion Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )
"I would strongly caution against basing any decision on the Fraser Institutes rankings.  Their rankings are primarily based on EQAO results.  Standardized testing is not an accurate measure of a school.  Many factors play into how a…"
Feb 12, 2012
Claudia replied to Leslieville Dad's discussion Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )
"Sami, with our first son we also looked at The Fraser Institute rankings and sent  him to a school that had top rankings.  Duke was our school but had lower rankings.   We switched him to Duke in grade three.   What I…"
Feb 12, 2012
Sami replied to Leslieville Dad's discussion Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )
"I'm glad I stumbled into this discussion, we are shopping for a house in the neighborhood, one of our concerns however is the academic rankings of the schools which no one commented on in this thread. The Fraser institute for example gives…"
Feb 12, 2012
Sara replied to Leslieville Dad's discussion Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )
"Are you being serious?  Self defense course?  What kind of school did you attend?  And where?    "
Jan 30, 2012
Aron replied to Leslieville Dad's discussion Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )
"Eloise (and others interested in more Duke info) the School Advisory Council has an email where information is sent out to parents on a regular basis.  If you're interested in more info or having your name added to the email list send an…"
Jan 27, 2012
Eloise Smith replied to Leslieville Dad's discussion Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )
"Thank you, Claudia.  I found your contribution really helpful as we prepare for our son to change schools for Grade Seven.  We will be at the information night when it takes place in a couple of weeks. "
Jan 27, 2012
Claudia replied to Leslieville Dad's discussion Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )
"In response to your question of moving to avoid Duke, I have to let you know, we moved to be closer to Duke. As first time parents we fell for all the horror stories about Duke and had our first child  bussed all the way to the other end…"
Jan 25, 2012
Aron replied to Leslieville Dad's discussion Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )
"Great idea but I'd first suggest you actually go to the school and see it before approaching anyone about a change. ;) "
Jan 22, 2012
LMA replied to Leslieville Dad's discussion Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )
"Hello,  I am a teacher who lives in Leslieville and will hopefully one day have a child who may attend one of the schools in our neighborhood (I work in North York).   I would suggest that if the parent community has concerns about a…"
Jan 21, 2012
Lorraine Webb left a comment for Leslieville Dad
"My son was in JK last year and is now in SK french immersion at Duke. Both his teachers are amazing. The new principal and the Senior VP who is the head of the French Immersion Program have impressed me as they are both very approachable. I've…"
Jan 20, 2012
Shari replied to Leslieville Dad's discussion Neighborhood Schools (The good, the bad , the nightmare )
"My son goes to daycare at Connaught, and I would be happy to see him start his schooling there as well. If all parent's avoided sending their kids to a school based on a negative reputation, can you imagine the overcrowding there would be...not…"
Jan 20, 2012

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At 3:56pm on January 20, 2012, Lorraine Webb said…

My son was in JK last year and is now in SK french immersion at Duke. Both his teachers are amazing. The new principal and the Senior VP who is the head of the French Immersion Program have impressed me as they are both very approachable. I've seen them engage with the students, teachers and parents before and after school hours. I am quite happy that my son is at Duke.

 
 
 

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