What's the opinion of Columbia Christ...

What's the opinion of Columbia Christian School in Magnolia???

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anjoe

United States

#1 May 21, 2010
Is it a good school? Are there any problems at this school? How would a new student be treated?
gentle reader

Greenwood, MS

#2 May 21, 2010
I have no way of knowing what a "good school" is.
Or what you want measured or evaluated. ACT Scores
of graduates? Percentage of graduates who
attend/graduate from college? Number of graduates finding jobs? Faculty credentials and experience?
Scholarships awarded? Physical Plant,facilities,
technology?
My own, admittedly limited, knowledge of Columbia Christian School leads me to the following conclusions: The parents, students, and leadership
are dedicated , concerned, and involved.
I have never heard of any "problems"" at the school, which, I assume, means violence or disciplinary incidents.The students/graduates of CCS that I have
come in contact with have been well-mannered and
well-informed. As to "how would new students be
received" --- I don't have a clue. Teenagers are
inclined to be unkind to newcomers; but, it has always been such. Your initial posting on this site
prompted me to respond; I hope I have not given too
lengthy a response to serious questions.
taxpayer

United States

#3 May 21, 2010
I have heard nothing but good. My son will go there when he reaches the age.
Look at the other choice in town and you will see that there's no question. The public schools are horrible.
Razorback84

Boise, ID

#4 May 21, 2010
Best way to know, go visit the school with a list of qualities you want to measure and see how it stacks up against the school you child currently attends. Like an interview or something. Meet with teachers and administrators. Then you will know if it is truly a school that you deem is a good school.
gentle reader

Greenwood, MS

#5 May 21, 2010
Thanks for a thoughtul statement I did not say that
CSS was a "good" school; only that it satisfies its
patrons. And I am not in a position to evaluate it.
Razorback84

Boise, ID

#6 May 22, 2010
Everyone is or should be in a position to evaluate the schools that their children may attend. Magnolia Public Schools are one of the better schools in Arkansas.
taxpayer

United States

#7 May 22, 2010
[QUOTE ] Magnolia Public Schools are one of the better schools in Arkansas.[/QUOTE]
I disagree with that statement. I'm sure you have a list of numbers and research results that will prove your point, but I would never send a child of mine to that jungle. Just go to a graduation and you'll see why.
Razorback84

Boise, ID

#8 May 22, 2010
Why do you think it's a bad school. I've seen some pretty bad schools when I was in Dallas and Austin. I've seen some really good ones when I was there too. I think Magnolia would stack up in the middle. Compared to the rest of the state, Magnolia is better than alot of schools.
taxpayer

United States

#9 May 22, 2010
No doubt there worse schools out there, I just think its far from one of the better schools in Arkansas. Ever since the consolidation, it has become a zoo of drugs and gang violence.
Razorback84

Boise, ID

#10 May 22, 2010
Compared to many schools in southern Dallas and Ft.Worth, Magnolia Schools are suburbia!
Razorback84

Boise, ID

#11 May 22, 2010
I know where you are coming from though. I don't think anyone liked that Waldo schools consolidated with Magnolia.
taxpayer

United States

#12 May 23, 2010
I agree with that!
Razorback84

Boise, ID

#13 May 23, 2010
I think maybe the administration of Magnolia Public Schools wanted to consolidate with Waldo because the state gives money depending on how many children attend the school. If this would have came to a vote in Magnolia, I bet about 85% would have said, "HELL NO!!!"
Boll Weevil 58

Greenwood, MS

#14 May 23, 2010
Taxpayer, Razorback 84, and Get Real. You guys are
all correct and all wrong.But, all are concerned and involved. I hope that your dialogue goes on and the
level of discourse continues to rise about the level of subway graffiti.
123abc

Greenwood, MS

#15 May 27, 2010
taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree with that statement. I'm sure you have a list of numbers and research results that will prove your point, but I would never send a child of mine to that jungle. Just go to a graduation and you'll see why.
Wow! That is a pretty bold statement. I believe I would rather send my child to a school that is truly hidden gem in our town---Magnolia Public Schools! Before I judged the “jungle,” I would compare the two schools ACT scores, scholarships, and honor students. I just wonder as a parent,“How could you risk your child’s education and educational opportunities just because you feel Magnolia is a “jungle.” I truly hope your child is his/her own boss one day because unfortunately they will not be able to get along with society!
taxpayer

United States

#16 May 27, 2010
What two schools are you talking about? How can you not see that MHS is not over run with thugs? Thier act scores mean nothing when theres gang violence and drug sales on school grounds. My wife and I have been looking into moving somewhere like mt. Home or somewhere close to that. Call it white flight if you must.
123abc

Greenwood, MS

#17 May 27, 2010
taxpayer wrote:
What two schools are you talking about? How can you not see that MHS is not over run with thugs? Thier act scores mean nothing when theres gang violence and drug sales on school grounds. My wife and I have been looking into moving somewhere like mt. Home or somewhere close to that. Call it white flight if you must.
The two schools I am referring to are Magnolia Public School and Columbia Christian School. I am on both campuses regularly and have never seen any indication of drug or gang violence on either campus. However, I am all about my child's education...and Magnolia provides a strong threshold for my child’s future career as an educated citizen.
Razorback84

Boise, ID

#18 May 27, 2010
I've seen some very dangerous schools and Magnolia isn't one of them. I've seen schools so bad that they had to placed on lock down for the whole school day and every entrence and exit had to have a metal detector due to REAL gangs. Go Check out Dallas, Shreveport, some Little Rock, Pine Bluff schools. People leaving Magnolia has nothing to do with white flight as it has more to do with there's no prospects in Magnolia for young people to stay. There's no incentive to attract new people. So all you will have left are people who are seniors who built their lives and are retired, and people who are too poor to leave both white and black.
taxpayer

United States

#19 May 28, 2010
There's way more white flight going on than you realize. Maybe they just won't tell you because they don't want to cause any hurt feelings.
Curious

Louann, AR

#20 May 28, 2010
There are a few of you that sound like complete idiots....So what if you didn't want to consolidate with Waldo. You seem to have forgotten that the point in going to school is to receive an education that would enable you to become a productive citizen. If the students of Waldo were not receiving that at their school, for whatever reason, it would only be fair to the student that they be allowed to attend a school at which they could receive what they needed. You want to say that Columbia Christian is a better school, but all it does is segregate the white students (those who can afford it) from the black students. And that is fine if that is what you are looking for in a school. But there are no statistics that will tell you that Columbia Christian education-wise has a better school, because they don't. I am a teacher at Magnolia Public Schools and it is NOT a jungle, it is a school like every other school. The demographics to which you are referring is to the black students and they deserve an education just like the rest of the students are getting. And for the record, you have white students involved in the same thing the black students are involved in. The same things the students a Magnolia School District are involved in, sex, drugs, alcohol, they have it at Columbia Christian too. Kids are going to be kids. Magnolia School District's students get the better education because the curriculum is more college oriented and the teachers are certified. I have known students who have attended Columbia Christian and Public School and they did not get what they needed at the High School Level from Columbia Christian. Better school?....Depends on what you are looking for.

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