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Re: OC Elementary School
« on: December 26, 2018, 12:27:51 PM »
We can afford Private but we absolutely prefer Public School. Just have to make a decision between Irvine, Laguna Beach, and Newport Coast elementary schools.

Those three are very different in demographics and age.  Irvine is relatively new while Laguna and NB-Mesa are pretty old.  Obviously, a lot more Asians in Irvine versus predominantly white in LB and NB-Mesa.  LB and NB-Mesa are actually more "middle class" as most of the rich people in those districts have their kids go to private school.   

Irvine is the "best" of the three especially if you are zoned into Northwood, Uni, and probably Portola.
NB-Mesa is "average"
LB has only one high school and it is pretty good. 

With those things said...none of those schools are going to give you an advantage to Ivy's.  It does not work work that way.  Ivy's do not take that many applicants and thus can be much more selective, which means they look far far beyond grades and SAT scores.  They are in fact trending away from academic factors for non-academic ones such as leadership, innovation, passion, and personality.  Those are the factors that are much more important in the 21st century. 

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