Problem with in-district school for son
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|Sat, 05-09-2009 - 5:23pm|
Hello, everyone. I have a 5 year old son who will be attending the school in our district in the fall. I noticed that it's kind of a bilingual school, and they made me sign a form saying what his first language is and such, which is fine. But then I got home and was told a second-hand account of a woman who put her child in a similar school and it ended up being mostly spanish-speaking. I'd rather have him be in a classroom where he at least knows the language being spoken. And I went to the school district's website, and they had the TAKS tests results from last year up, and the ones from the school 2 miles away (but right out of our zone) has grade averages in the 90'th percentile, while this one has 70th-80th, at best.
And, ok, I'm going to sound racist, I know...but only 2% of all the kids that go to that school are white, and only 5% are african-american, and I'm afraid my son will feel like he doesn't fit in or belong there because he doesn't look like them. add that to the prospect that they can talk amongst themselves in spanish and leave him out, and he might have a really tough year. Then again, I might be wrong. What do you think?