Model vs County Schools

Model vs County Schools

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Wondering

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#1 Jun 4, 2011
We are looking to enroll our child in kindergarden I wanted to get some honest opinions on what people think about Model? What are your views on the county schools in Madison Co?
parent of both

Richmond, KY

#2 Jun 4, 2011
As a parent who has had (and still has) children in both, I beleive each system has its benefits. Model is espeically good for elementary, because parents are (or at least were) welcomed into the class participation in a way that can't always be done in a larger system. As the children age into middle and high school I think both the education and opportunities are far greater in the county system. Model shows well on test scores because of the parent demographic, but put the best students in both systems against each other and Madison Central would win hands down! There is also more accountability in the county system.
senior

Richmond, KY

#3 Jun 5, 2011
There is another thread exactly like this one on here... Go back a bit, and you'll find it.
hey

Ironton, OH

#4 Jun 5, 2011
Based on the people that I have known in the past that have graduated from Model, they don't have any advantage over the graduates from the public schools.

I'm a parent of 2 White Hall Elementary students and have been welcome in a lot of classroom participation. The teachers have exceeded my expectations and the administrative staff are super helpful.
Teacher

Richmond, KY

#5 Jun 5, 2011
Model is a county school. Funding for it comes from the same coffers as the rest of the schools.
hey

Ironton, OH

#6 Jun 5, 2011
Teacher wrote:
Model is a county school. Funding for it comes from the same coffers as the rest of the schools.
http://www.madison.kyschools.us/dist/index.ph...
^That's a list of the county schools. You will notice that Model Laboratory School is not on it. Model is a semi-private school that receives funding from EKU, who it is affiliated with, and from tuition that it collects from the parents of the students. That is also why they take their breaks when the university does and not when the county does.
The rest of the story

Corbin, KY

#7 Jun 6, 2011
Look at this site.

http://www.publicschoolreview.com/agency_scho...

You will see that Model is in the Madison County School District and is funded by the Madison County Schools. They are ran by EKU, and have been for years. They were funded by Madison High School in the Richmond City School District since their inception. After the Richmond City Schools were incorporated into the county school district, Model was taken in with them.

Whatever the real relation to EKU is I have no idea. I do know that while I attended Model, all I knew about EKU is we were not allowed onto their campus.

There is a tution at Model to attend, and Dues in the County. Take band for example. My son in band at Central has to pay 1200 dollars each year just for band dues. But he chooses to attend Central, so pay we must. My daughter, attending Model, pays as well.

I can tell you that between the two, Model is the cheapest to attend. As for the education, they are the same, both schools teach what the test asks and not what the students need. They do this to keep the money coming from elected people that think passing a test is an indicator of knowledge.

As for the teachers, there are sickos in both and fantastic in both.

What most parents cannot realise is the child determines the quality of the school, the building and teachers are nothing but mouthpieces. If the child cannot or will not learn, then nothing will help them.
sooo yes..

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#8 Jun 6, 2011
parent of both wrote:
As a parent who has had (and still has) children in both, I beleive each system has its benefits. Model is espeically good for elementary, because parents are (or at least were) welcomed into the class participation in a way that can't always be done in a larger system. As the children age into middle and high school I think both the education and opportunities are far greater in the county system. Model shows well on test scores because of the parent demographic, but put the best students in both systems against each other and Madison Central would win hands down! There is also more accountability in the county system.
I believe that you are right I think that model is better for the child even through out middle school.. Madison county public schools just can not give the child the attention that they need in the early years of school but hands down the public schools have a better high school;)
who dat

Ironton, OH

#9 Jun 7, 2011
The rest of the story wrote:
Look at this site.
http://www.publicschoolreview.com/agency_scho...
You will see that Model is in the Madison County School District and is funded by the Madison County Schools. They are ran by EKU, and have been for years. They were funded by Madison High School in the Richmond City School District since their inception. After the Richmond City Schools were incorporated into the county school district, Model was taken in with them.
Whatever the real relation to EKU is I have no idea. I do know that while I attended Model, all I knew about EKU is we were not allowed onto their campus.
There is a tution at Model to attend, and Dues in the County. Take band for example. My son in band at Central has to pay 1200 dollars each year just for band dues. But he chooses to attend Central, so pay we must. My daughter, attending Model, pays as well.
I can tell you that between the two, Model is the cheapest to attend. As for the education, they are the same, both schools teach what the test asks and not what the students need. They do this to keep the money coming from elected people that think passing a test is an indicator of knowledge.
As for the teachers, there are sickos in both and fantastic in both.
What most parents cannot realise is the child determines the quality of the school, the building and teachers are nothing but mouthpieces. If the child cannot or will not learn, then nothing will help them.
are your figures correct? I can't believe they would charge for band,there was no charge when my son was in it several yrs. ago
Sorry

Ironton, OH

#10 Jun 7, 2011
The rest of the story wrote:
Look at this site.
http://www.publicschoolreview.com/agency_scho...
You will see that Model is in the Madison County School District and is funded by the Madison County Schools. They are ran by EKU, and have been for years. They were funded by Madison High School in the Richmond City School District since their inception. After the Richmond City Schools were incorporated into the county school district, Model was taken in with them.
Whatever the real relation to EKU is I have no idea. I do know that while I attended Model, all I knew about EKU is we were not allowed onto their campus.
There is a tution at Model to attend, and Dues in the County. Take band for example. My son in band at Central has to pay 1200 dollars each year just for band dues. But he chooses to attend Central, so pay we must. My daughter, attending Model, pays as well.
I can tell you that between the two, Model is the cheapest to attend. As for the education, they are the same, both schools teach what the test asks and not what the students need. They do this to keep the money coming from elected people that think passing a test is an indicator of knowledge.
As for the teachers, there are sickos in both and fantastic in both.
What most parents cannot realise is the child determines the quality of the school, the building and teachers are nothing but mouthpieces. If the child cannot or will not learn, then nothing will help them.
That website that you posted is like wikipedia....anyone can edit the content. So like wikipedia, it is not a reliable source. http://www.madison.kyschools.us/dist/index.ph...
is the website of the school district....their information is reliable.
Factual

Corbin, KY

#11 Jun 7, 2011
who dat wrote:
<quoted text>are your figures correct? I can't believe they would charge for band,there was no charge when my son was in it several yrs. ago

Unfortunately the poster is right. Band dues this past year were $1100.00, plus the instrument and uniform. We're not in Kansas anymore.
Factual

Corbin, KY

#12 Jun 7, 2011
Sorry wrote:
<quoted text>
That website that you posted is like wikipedia....anyone can edit the content. So like wikipedia, it is not a reliable source. http://www.madison.kyschools.us/dist/index.ph...
is the website of the school district....their information is reliable.

I will not bother looking up something that is common knowledge. Model receives the majority of its funding from the County School System. There is no doubt. Do a freedom of information request and see for yourself. Or come on out to one of the meetings and ask.
hmm..

Berea, KY

#13 Jun 7, 2011
I really wish people would check sources and not put ridiculous opinions on here and claim them to be fact. They just sound uneducated... as if they graduated from a county school.
Search

Richmond, KY

#14 Jun 7, 2011
A simple Google search could solve all the questions for you. From the Richmond Register on school funding.

http://richmondregister.com/localnews/x155224...

"The Madison County District, which includes Model Laboratory School operated by Eastern Kentucky University, will use the stimulus funds to acquire research-based programs and materials as well as for professional development of staff, Frohoff said.

Modelís share of the funds is $121,786."

But no one really expects the Model preppies to admit that the County funds their school. I just wish I knew when I was in school what I know now. When I was in school, Madison High School, the Royal Purples paid Models way. But the County took them in and got the tag along Model as well.

They can claim anything they want, but without County money, they would close.
truth

Winchester, KY

#15 Oct 14, 2011
Search wrote:
A simple Google search could solve all the questions for you. From the Richmond Register on school funding.
http://richmondregister.com/localnews/x155224...
"The Madison County District, which includes Model Laboratory School operated by Eastern Kentucky University, will use the stimulus funds to acquire research-based programs and materials as well as for professional development of staff, Frohoff said.
Modelís share of the funds is $121,786."
But no one really expects the Model preppies to admit that the County funds their school. I just wish I knew when I was in school what I know now. When I was in school, Madison High School, the Royal Purples paid Models way. But the County took them in and got the tag along Model as well.
They can claim anything they want, but without County money, they would close.
You are an idiot. Model receives money from the State...like all public schools...that happens to get filtered through Madison Co. And where does this money come from? Taxes, dummy. That ALL parents pay. So Model parents pay taxes like you AND pay tuition. So the county schools don't fund Model. The tax payers fund Model. Plus tuition. Plus EKU. Btw---Madison county takes money off the top before it hands it over to Model.
Real Facts

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#16 Oct 15, 2011
As an EKU professor with children at Model and a step-child in public school, here is my two-cents:
~Model does recieve monies filtered through Madison County Board of Education, it is techology funds from the Kentucky Dept if Education, small but monies none less.
~Model's tution is very low in regards to majority private schools. It is a "Lab" school as it is a site where many majors at EKU get hands-on practice and observation.
~Model has a diverised student body as most professors with EKU send their children there, County also does but I have found the classrooms in the public school to be more divided by test scores (gifted/talented and AP classes). Model teaches each child on the level which they test one. For example, one child in 2nd grade tested in a subject on a 6th grade level and so the teacher in that subject/gradel level worked with my child.
~Regardless what school a child goes to, the child will only adjust and excel with parent involvement in the school and at home!
~My children went to the Burrier Program before doing pre-K at Model, now are in middle and high school at Model. Yes, Model has some issues as EVERY high school does yet does not have at risk youth with monitoring devices for criminal activity as public school does.

My spouse and I have always put our children's education first and will continue. Their success is our priority as we would like to retire and know our kids are self-sufficient, which in today's times are questionable. Model works for us, we are in olved with the kids teachers & homework and in school MPO yet do not use it as a socializing network as many do. I have found that many parents send their kids there for the parents to network and slack at being parents.

My step-child in public school excels as my children at Model. She is a very bright child, has an amazing support system that makes education a priority and the only reason she does not attend Model is because her primary care parent is a teacher in the public school and that schedule works best for them.

Bottom line is the fit if what works best. I like a small classroom setting and the opportunties offered to my kids at Model, my oldest as already colleges looking at him solely on academics, when he graduates he will be starting college as a 2nd year student. I like that! Good luck in your decision.
Just so you know

Richmond, KY

#17 Oct 15, 2011
hey wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.madison.kyschools.us/dist/index.ph...
^That's a list of the county schools. You will notice that Model Laboratory School is not on it. Model is a semi-private school that receives funding from EKU, who it is affiliated with, and from tuition that it collects from the parents of the students. That is also why they take their breaks when the university does and not when the county does.
Model receives only 25% of their funding from eku, if that. As a past parent, don't waste your money. Send them to county schools. Model does not adequately prepare your student.
really now

United States

#18 Oct 15, 2011
The rest of the story wrote:
Look at this site.

http://www.publicschoolreview.com/agency_scho...

You will see that Model is in the Madison County School District and is funded by the Madison County Schools. They are ran by EKU, and have been for years. They were funded by Madison High School in the Richmond City School District since their inception. After the Richmond City Schools were incorporated into the county school district, Model was taken in with them.

Whatever the real relation to EKU is I have no idea. I do know that while I attended Model, all I knew about EKU is we were not allowed onto their campus.

There is a tution at Model to attend, and Dues in the County. Take band for example. My son in band at Central has to pay 1200 dollars each year just for band dues. But he chooses to attend Central, so pay we must. My daughter, attending Model, pays as well.

I can tell you that between the two, Model is the cheapest to attend. As for the education, they are the same, both schools teach what the test asks and not what the students need. They do this to keep the money coming from elected people that think passing a test is an indicator of knowledge.

As for the teachers, there are sickos in both and fantastic in both.

What most parents cannot realise is the child determines the quality of the school, the building and teachers are nothing but mouthpieces. If the child cannot or will not learn, then nothing will help them.
Someone is Ill informed and a little angry...
really now

United States

#19 Oct 15, 2011
who dat wrote:
<quoted text>are your figures correct? I can't believe they would charge for band,there was no charge when my son was in it several yrs. ago
No there is no dues for band...
Parent

Richmond, KY

#20 Oct 15, 2011
really now wrote:
<quoted text>
No there is no dues for band...

Please call and ask the school. I know they have dues, I wrote the check.

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