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TigerGrad2011
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Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
What are the pros and cons of each? It feels like you spend a bunch of extra money just to live in Baton Rouge instead of Prairieville and we wonder if it is worth it.


Jim Rockford
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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
NB4 CHS circlejerk


fallguy_1978
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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
We have one kid in private school. If we had more than one we'd be moving back to the burbs.

Depends on where you work and your personal finances. I wouldn't have a big issue putting my kid in Dutchtown if we lived out that way.

I work with a number of people that live in AP. The commute can be a beast at times for them it seems but it might be better when they finish the interstate.


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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
It seems to me Ascension is a better choice right now.


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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
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NB4 CHS circlejerk



Sorry you got stuffed in your locker at Glen Oaks, bruh


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lsu13lsu
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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
CON for BR: I have been surprised at how much the houses are going for in BR in the areas that people want to live. Tear downs are going for more than houses in AP.


Supermoto Tiger
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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
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Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension

ALWAYS go private regardless of the city. Don't be a tight ass.

Would you prefer to swim at the public pool or the one in your back yard?


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ShoeBang
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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
For me it is as simple as this: We bought a house in the Oak Grove / PV Mid / Dutchtown district for a reason. I intend to take advantage of the good schools. I will handle my child's religious education privately, as I should.

It is fricking awesome not paying tuition, yet still giving your kids quality education. That is rare in south Louisiana.

I don't cast judgement on people who choose private schools anyway, but why not take advantage of what is available is my idea.


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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
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CON for BR: I have been surprised at how much the houses are going for in BR in the areas that people want to live. Tear downs are going for more than houses in AP.


That's because Baton Rouge is better.
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michael corleone
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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
Which private school in BR? You have a few excellent/Blue Ribbon schools and some also rans.


lsu13lsu
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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
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That's because Baton Rouge is better.


At this point, it is like arguing if Burger King is better than Jack in the Box.


MikeBRLA
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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
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I have been surprised at how much the houses are going for in BR in the areas that people want to live. Tear downs are going for more than houses in AP.


People are getting tired of the commute to AP and LP and are willing to pay more for convenience. I’m one of them. Kid in private school and literally 5 minute drive to school and work.

Screw sitting in a car for hours a day to save a few bucks.
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lsu13lsu
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People are getting tired of the commute to AP and LP and are willing to pay more for convenience. I’m one of them. Kid in private school and literally 5 minute drive to school and work.

Screw sitting in a car four hours a day to save a few bucks.



Agreed. When we lived in AP the commute was hell into town. We really liked AP though.


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Tigeralum2008
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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
Depends on the school in Ascension.

You'd be a damned fool to send a kid to private if you're in the St. Amant district

You'd be a moderate fool if you're in the Dutchtown district

You'd be a complete idiot if you sent them to EA

Advantages of Ascension over most privates in BR:

APSB offers many more courses than any private school offers. The only ones who can come close are SJA and Catholic high

Early College Enrollment. APSB offers a 1/2 High School, 1/2 college enrollment program starting 10th grade. Your student splits time between HS and RPCC courses. Earning up to an Associate's Degree that is completely free and transferrable

Busing. you never know when things are running late at home or work and you gotta have the kid take the bus home.

Most APSB schools do a good job at finding the level of your student and placing them in an appropriate class. If your kid is smart, they will be challenged just as much in APSB as they would at a private

I have two kids who have gone through Dutchtown. One will be an electrical engineer in 2 years. The other is still a 10th grader at DTHS.
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eScott
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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
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At this point, it is like arguing if Burger King is better than Jack in the Box.


Only if you're poor. Baton Rouge has nice areas where you're minutes from everything and can avoid most of the traffic.


Teufelhunden
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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
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It feels like you spend a bunch of extra money just to live in Baton Rouge


You're paying the extra money to avoid the daily cluster frick that is I-10/12.


hedgehog
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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
We have lived in Prairieville for 16 years. We bought out here because we like being close to all the good things BTR has to offer and far from the least desirable things about BTR. We bought off of Perkins Rd so we have easy access to the interstate, Airline and Jefferson Hwy.

Our girls have gone to Catholic school over attending the public schools here - Oak Grove, PVM and Dutchtown HS. We chose parochial as we are active in the church parish where they went to school. And we always worried about ever-changing attendance zones in the public schools.

Our oldest is at SJA now and getting her there and back has been a major PITA. But it’s a fantastic school that is much better than going to Dutchtown.


fallguy_1978
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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
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People are getting tired of the commute to AP and LP and are willing to pay more for convenience. I’m one of them. Kid in private school and literally 5 minute drive to school and work. 

Screw sitting in a car four hours a day to save a few bucks.

Same. We moved back from the burbs to avoid traffic and be close to everything. My commute is 15 minutes and my wife's is 5.


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Tigeralum2008
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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
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You're paying the extra money to avoid the daily cluster frick that is I-10/12.



I commute from Pville to downtown each day. Most of the clustfrick I encounter is in Ascension with a slight clusterfrick getting onto I-10 at Highland


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lsu13lsu
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re: Private school in Baton Rouge versus public in Ascension
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Only if you're poor. Baton Rouge has nice areas where you're minutes from everything and can avoid most of the traffic.


They asked for Pros / Cons. I was just stating that a Con is you will have to spend a lot on a house to live in a desirable area.

Believe it or not many people don't see a home as an investment but a money pit. That is why I consider it a Con.

You seem really insecure about your place in Baton Rouge.


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