This is Where Kids in My Class Are Headed G.C. = 50 kids

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By Enarang (Enarang) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 09:13 pm: Edit

UNC Chapel Hill
Wake Forest
Boston College
Carnegie Mellon

Class size is: 50 kids
to HYPS = 5
IVY = 10

By Magoo (Magoo) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 12:36 am: Edit

what is your point? where are you going?

By Thermodude (Thermodude) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 01:16 am: Edit

that's impressive

By Foreignboy (Foreignboy) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 02:59 am: Edit

Looks pretty normal to me.

By Aspirer42 (Aspirer42) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 11:04 am: Edit

Maybe if you live in Massachusetts.

By Mini (Mini) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 01:42 pm: Edit

Now could you post the income and assets and legacies of their parents, please?

By Bluebaron1616 (Bluebaron1616) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 07:38 pm: Edit


Tnx God I'm in a normal, above average school.

By Xforce (Xforce) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 07:39 pm: Edit

would you like a cookie?

By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 07:50 pm: Edit

"Looks pretty normal to me."

Are you kidding? Maybe it's because of the neighborhood I live in.

By Toxicity01 (Toxicity01) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 08:06 pm: Edit

I think the point is that rich white kids at expensive private high schools will get the best colleges while students at large public high schools get the leftovers.

By Bern700 (Bern700) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 01:53 am: Edit

looks similar to my school...

By Mzhang23 (Mzhang23) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 02:17 am: Edit

Last year's class:

50 kids

6 Princeton
4 Harvard
3 Yale
7 Penn (including one Huntsman)
2 Cornell
3 Columbia
1 Brown
+ assorted at Duke, AWS, MIT, etc.

=51% IVY

My school beats yours.

By Gmf05 (Gmf05) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 11:11 am: Edit

^ Correct me if I'm wrong but that's 52% Ivy...

By Aeg315 (Aeg315) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 07:27 pm: Edit

thats not normal - this must not be a public school...

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 07:33 pm: Edit

definatley not normal.

By Cornelius (Cornelius) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 01:39 am: Edit

1 person got into Cornell this year, 1 person got into University of Chicago, out of 360ish people..

I go to a public school in California

By Deferreddude (Deferreddude) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 03:06 am: Edit

I go to a hick-town public high school in California and I'm the only person in the entire district who got into Stanford. Three other people got into UC Berkeley but that's about it. Pretty sad huh?

By Starchybean (Starchybean) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 01:38 am: Edit

Mmmmn... look at that brat gloat. Isn't it sweet? Does anyone reeeaaally care about how many people from his/her school got into Ivys?

By Anthem429 (Anthem429) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 07:27 pm: Edit

That's pretty impressive, a majority of the kids at my school end up at state colleges/universities and community college, with only about 15 kids going to ivies and hyps (avg. class size of 400).

By Fuzzymittens (Fuzzymittens) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 03:40 pm: Edit

Being a feeder school for the UC system in SoCal, my school had about 60 people accepted to Berkeley and 75 to UCLA.
It kind of makes me sad... hopeful, tho.

By Fonzie (Fonzie) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 05:20 pm: Edit

Only 15? What the heck, we have 1 ivy per decade...

By Frozentears801 (Frozentears801) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 06:18 pm: Edit

2 to Cornell, 1 to Columbia, 1 to Caltech, about 10 UCs or so... public high school in the city of angels.

By Enarang (Enarang) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 06:31 pm: Edit

My school is unfortunately a private school where kids families have 4 houses and a few have their own private jets. Just to point out the kids at this school are not your "normal" high school kids. This doesn't help because people like me who are pretty smart seem dumb. Unfortunately thats the case!

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 07:00 pm: Edit

meh, its the rich white kids that get ahead most of the time, similar to the government.

By Cjd (Cjd) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 11:07 pm: Edit

Who's bringing race into this?.. did anyone say these were all white kids.....come on.

By Excusememixed (Excusememixed) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 11:10 pm: Edit

Looks nothing like my high school.

By Gameguy56 (Gameguy56) on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 11:04 pm: Edit


Just another rich white suburban private school.

in my public school of 150 per class, if you are not in the top 10%, its just too damn bad. But I'm sure at a private school, class rank really dosen't matter. I mean, 35%-50% of the class at a private school can get into an elite college.

By Princess_Banana (Princess_Banana) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 12:43 am: Edit

actually i beg to differ
my class of 104...

and i believe those were the top schools anybody got accepted to
only 2 ppl had above 1400
last year only 4 ppl passed the AP US History w/ a 3; one person AP Calc w/ a 3

yep for a private school we are amazingly crappy
i cannot understand why parents pay so much to send their kids here

*although our football team is ranked #1 in the state (Div. IV) :)

By Shhh (Shhh) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 12:26 am: Edit

I was looking at the "accepted at" graffetti wall type thing at my cap counselor's office..and this is what i found

the top students at my school are going....

about 80% FIU
About 19% State schools UF, FSU..etc or UM (private)
about 1% Out of state universities

and this is like the top 10 %

everyone else is either not going to college or is going to community college.

Horray for public school!

By Madness (Madness) on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 07:54 pm: Edit

umm excuse me but i go to a boarding school in MA with INSANELY rich kids there, but its not the rich kids who get into good schools. in fact, in last year's class, 1 got into harvard (and that was the daughter of jamaica kincaid, so...duhh) and 2 got into dartmouth. in this year's class, NO ONE got in ANYWHERE. no joke. so going to boarding schools populated by rich ppl doesnt mean JACK. colleges are well aware that boarding schools and/or "richie rich" private schools are devoted to coddling their trustees' offsprings--nepotism ALL THE WAY. so, actually, sometimes being from a crappy public school in, like, middle-of-nowhere, montana, can help you out, while you're screwed if you're from westchester county or MA.

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