Most elementary schools in our area are "good" schools. Some have more low income, lower test scores and more suspensions than others, but overall, I would be OK sending my dc to any of the them. The problem is the middle schools. The one in our local area has a HORRIBLE reputation. Drugs, gangs, poor teachers etc. The middle school in the "rich" area, which is also the farthest one away from has an OK reputation, but still with its problems. We put dd1 in ps K this fall, but pulled her out and hsed this yr. With a summer b-day and other factors, we wanted to wait until she turns 6 for K. I really never gave middle school a thought.... but now we are at a cross roads to either cont' hsing or enroll her in ps elementary K. But I feel very strongly that I would not want my dc going to any of the 3 middle schools. And if we hsed for middle, I would think it would do more harm than good to put them in ps elementary. Any thoughts?