Your High Schools Rep
A question from a student on another thread got me thinking. Does the "rep" of your childs high school help them get into the top colleges (and I don't mean the expensive prep schools)? If your HS has a track record of kids getting into HYPS does it help a student?
S1 had AP physics his senior year (public school 2000 kids 9-12). In that single class there were kids going to Stanford, Yale, MIT, Caltech and Duke. At graduation this year I saw (from looking thru the program) kids going to Harvard, Stanford, UChicago, Johns Hopkins, Cornell, Wake Forest, Bucknell, Carleton, ..... and many other great schools, seems to be no end of the great colleges kids from our school are getting into.
I feel a good HS gives a good student the tools needed to get into a top school and the kid does the rest.
But does the schools name/rep help????