April - posted on 08/09/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )
This post stems from the homeschooling debate. Several moms have stated that their children will be going to public school because it's "top notch". What makes an elementary school a top notch school? What do you look for in a grade school? Do you follow your own criteria or did you look up the rating of your school on the internet?
I have often wondered what those ratings REALLY mean. Does a 10 mean that the school is known for it's high scores on standardized tests? If so, that could be a bad thing (aka teaching to the test, teaching only what will be on state tests). Basically, what does "top notch" mean to YOU?