I'm stressing out over kindergarden, which my daughter won't actually enter until Sep. 2005. California has a rating system for public schools (I don't know how they do it in other states) and the school near us gets a 2 out of 10. Redwood City has several elementary schools, one gets a 9 and most of the rest are under 4. The cities directly around us on three sides all have schools with nothing but 10s. They have a lottery system, but naturally everyone wants to get into the 9 school.
It's so frustrating, but it looks like since we can't afford private school we will have to move 5 miles in any direction in order to get her out of this substandard school district. The thing I don't get is people have tons of money around here - are all the kids in private school?? Argh!
It's only elementary school, am I overreacting? I would prefer to move before she starts school, if we have to. I'd prefer not to move at all, since I live next to my brother and his family.