What kind of high school did you attend?

  • Public

    Votes: 239 65.3%
  • Private

    Votes: 82 22.4%
  • Magnet/specialized

    Votes: 35 9.6%
  • Home schooled

    Votes: 3 0.8%
  • You're stupid and forgot one

    Votes: 7 1.9%

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armybound

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for the sake of anyone who was a military brat, that'll be considered public.

I don't know anything about "magnet" schools but we'll call them their own special category.
 

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Private, Jesuit high school called Belen Jesuit Prep School
 
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Magnet
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Bergen Academies: Academy for Medical Science Technology

As you could tell, the parties were ROCKIN
 

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You probably forgot the other option for the gunners:

Skipped high school and went straight to senior year of college.

You laugh, but there is a kid in my class that basically did this. But he's not really a gunner.....he is pretty cool....just really smart.
 

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Magnet schools are always (as far as I know) public. They're just public schools with better resources/an admissions test. A good private school is still private.
 

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You probably forgot the other option for the gunners:

Skipped high school and went straight to senior year of college.

:laugh: Hah! Braluk, I just finally read your sig (it was too long and I always just ignored it)
 

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lol yea...the last half of it is boring and more for keepin in touch with friends from school.
 

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I was home schooled but only graduated salutatorian. :oops:





Actually: rural public, ~1000 students. (still nothing like the towns nearby with ~40-100 students).
i always thought it sucked for the peeps that graduate #2 in a class of 10 -- outta the top 10% sucka! no scholarship for you.
 
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Private Catholic school full of rich white kids, but in a ghetto location.

/Go chargers!
 

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public high school in a decent part of town, but judging from the majority of students who were my classmates, it's a miracle I can read and write, much more even that I am in medical school. Yay, I survived public education in miami dade county!! woop! All you 305's out there, you know what I'm talking about.
 

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Public high school with about 4,000 kids. We were ranked one of the top 100 public high schools in the country.
 
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Actually: rural public, ~1000 students. (still nothing like the towns nearby with ~40-100 students).
i always thought it sucked for the peeps that graduate #2 in a class of 10 -- outta the top 10% sucka! no scholarship for you.
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Me too - I actually thought my HS was big (because it was compared to high schools with 40 people) until I went to college and met people who had graduating classes almost as big as my whole school :eek:
 

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Actually, I can think of another category, although I didn't click it... semi-public (or semi-private). A school that changes from public to private status during the time in which the student goes there (I've seen it happen).

Somewhat similarly, what do you call a school that has a lot of government funding, but isn't a public school, but in terms of tuition is like a public school? What if in addition it runs/doesn't run like a private school? Or, what if the school is in some complicated relationship with the government whereby the state sends some student teachers to learn how to teach there, and tests out policies on that school before applying them to other schools in the area? But doesn't fund it, just has this relationship?

Just musing.

Edit: Aha, I found there are actually many schools which are "publicly-funded but competitive enrollment schools" which operate independently of the government (which isn't quite my conception of a public school) but which get full funding.

And laboratory schools -- schools associated with a university. Seem to be able to be either public or private, though, so could fall under those categories.
 

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man people are making this a lot more confusing than I think it needs to be.

I thought the categories were pretty simple.

Is the school a magnet? If yes, choose magnet. If no, go to next question.
Is the school privately funded? If yes, choose private. If no, choose public.
 

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I attended a magnet public school that had a magnet program for "honors kids" and then a regular high school program for everyone else.

That PCEP school is insane - my public school had like 2000 when I graduated and the largest in my district was in the 3500 range. There is a high school in Houston that has like 10,000 kids though.
 

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Actually: rural public, ~1000 students. (still nothing like the towns nearby with ~40-100 students).
i always thought it sucked for the peeps that graduate #2 in a class of 10 -- outta the top 10% sucka! no scholarship for you.

I went to a rural public high school and my graduating class had 79 students (a record high). We had 7 valedictorians, 1 salutatorian, and then me, at #9, which also meant I was not in the top 10%. :p
 

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Homeschooler. :horns:

Out of all the stuff I've done since high school, the fact that I was homeschooled is the one thing that's been brought up at every single interview. Weird.
 
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public. Always thought it was fairly large until I read some of the stats on here. But I was in the top 5%. Didn't realize this qualified for $$$.
 

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Its different in terms of funding. For me, I was surroudned by the brightest students in the state. To give an example, 32 of my friends went off to cornell, 7 to Harvard, 3 to Princeton, etc..etc.. In my academy (there were 4)- there were 50 students, for a total class size of about 200. There were about 2000 applicants or so. Theres alot of specialized programs and it is taught by some really well published faculty. Think of it like college in high school.

You can find more info about what a magnet school is like here at my schools wiki link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergen_Academies
 

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Public... In an area that likes to pay taxes on education. Therefore it's a very good district.

well someone's from Oakland county I see...

...not like anywhere else in Michigan, save EGR spends much...
 

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Stuyvesant, so I'll go with Specialized (I don't think we called it a magnet school ever).

Barbie went to my high school so we kick more ass :D
And unfortunately that character Holly (Amanda Bynes) on What I Like About You also went to Stuy (only noticed this the other day when I was channel surfing through some rerun).

I think Thomas Jefferson, Bergen County Academies, and some other school in the Chicago area are all basically on the same level (sorry Chicago area school, I have forgotten thy name). And I suppose maybe Hunter :laugh:

Senator Chuck Schumer's daughter went to Stuyvesant, although I think she was a couple years younger than me. Apparently he would actually come to PTA meetings. Go figure. I just remember that she was always kinda hardcore into student politics...guess it's hard not to be into politics when your dad is a Senator.

Anyways, being that our school basically decides who gets in based on testing, it's basically half asian nerds, and half jewish nerds (hey, it's NYC). And you'll also have random people whose families are way richer than you would expect.

Oh oh oh, spelling bee girl was in my class! They did that episode of South Park about her, although I will vouch that in real life she didn't become a huge skank (AFAIK, lol).
I wish I had an episode of South Park making fun of me.

I guess one thing these schools do is make you feel way less special, since you go from being basically the smarted kid in your school to barely being able to keep up with the middle of the pack, while there's these prodigies all around you who are champion ballet dancers, spelling bee champs and whatnot. I suppose I could have stepped up to the plate and been uber awesome but I think it just kinda made me into a slacker. Oh well, that's why I had to redeem myself in college.
 

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Magnet here, too. 1,000+ applications for 75 spots in each class, and a third of my graduating class went off to an Ivy (and of course many more could have but didn't want to). Three of my friends in my class won 3 of the 4 top university scholarships for math in Canada. Ridiculously intense -- nobody in that school could have slept much more than 4 hrs a night on a regular basis.
 

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I didn't go to high school, I went to school high. :cool:

Hahaha. I went to a public school in a crappy area, but I was in the IB program so it wasn't that bad. Some of the students thought they were too cool for school. Any fellow IB students here? :D.
 

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I went to an all girls Catholic school. My first year in college I had a lot of guys ask me if I still had my uniform. :rolleyes:
 

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Hahaha. I went to a public school in a crappy area, but I was in the IB program so it wasn't that bad. Some of the students thought they were too cool for school. Any fellow IB students here? :D.
I was IB until I left junior year. Me and high school, not such a good relationship.
 

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Public, 450+ in our graduating class.
The school wasn't so bad when I first started...by the time I graduated though it was :thumbdown:
But I had some memorable teachers:)
 
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