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most violent schools in America Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5691 posts
5th Jul '13

Collagestats.org stated the top 10 worst schools in America for violence. 3 of them are in Philadelphia. Any of you go to school in Philly? Does this surprise you?

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
5th Jul '13

No, it doesn't surprise me. Philly public schools are terrible** The top one is in Chicago though, right?



ETA: last year there were soooo many videos of kids getting in awful violent fights during class. It's really sad. And we just lost all o our funding for art/gym/conselors in schools, so it's only going to get worse

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
5th Jul '13

Can you post a link?

adkjishaiu 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 44921 posts
status 5th Jul '13
Quoting ERMAGHERD BEEDS!:" No, it doesn't surprise me. Philly public schools are terrible** The top one is in Chicago though, right? ... [snip!] ... class. It's really sad. And we just lost all o our funding for art/gym/conselors in schools, so it's only going to get worse"

not surprising.



it's getting crazy in some parts of the city. Everyday, the news is about a kid or 2 fatally shot or critically injured. It's rough and seems to be spreading

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5691 posts
5th Jul '13

The #1 was a school in Philadelphia. One school in NY had 2 murders.



I don't have a link.My husband was just reading it to me from his IPad. The website is collegestats.org but I don't know where within that site.

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
5th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:</b>" not surprising. it's getting crazy in some parts of the city. Everyday, the news is about a kid or 2 fatally shot or critically injured. It's rough and seems to be spreading"</blockquote>




I know that this American life did a couple stories on a high school in Chicago this year with a really awful gang problem.



Philly is awful, terrible you shouldn't go there, cops avoid there in some spots. But then there's other places, like center city, old city and chestnut hill, that are soooo nice. I live right in between the worst neighborhood in the city (Kensington) and jersey. My neighborhood is beautiful though and our school is great, and then there's charter schools and stuff for when our kids and middle school aged

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
5th Jul '13

The link for college stats didn't work for me.



I just googled it and came up with a list, and a lot of them were in Philedelphia.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
5th Jul '13

I found a list. The only one out of 100 that is in Texas is ironically where the worst prison in Texas is, too. Lol.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5691 posts
5th Jul '13

I'll try and get that link.

Leash25 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1577 posts
5th Jul '13

nope doesnt surprise me one bit. its only going to get worse with all these schools closing and budget cuts. schools are already over crowded as is... i just cant wait to move out of this crazy city.

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
5th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Leash25:</b>" nope doesnt surprise me one bit. its only going to get worse with all these schools closing and budget cuts. schools are already over crowded as is... i just cant wait to move out of this crazy city."</blockquote>




It's really, really sad. I feel awful for the kids who's families can't afford to get them in better areas or get them involved with something positive outside of school.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
5th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A+H's mommy {TKO}:</b>" I found a list. The only one out of 100 that is in Texas is ironically where the worst prison in Texas is, too. Lol. "</blockquote>




Which town?

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5691 posts
5th Jul '13

I think this is the link for what my husband was reading.



http://collegestats.org/articles/2012/10/the-most-dangerous-schools-in-america/

adkjishaiu 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 44921 posts
status 5th Jul '13
Quoting ERMAGHERD BEEDS!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:</b>" not surprising. it's getting crazy in ... [snip!] ... beautiful though and our school is great, and then there's charter schools and stuff for when our kids and middle school aged"


yea, I know Philly is rough too. Not very long ago (googled and it was 1994), the town next to mine was the murder capital of the WORLD. It's #2 on this list http://voices.yahoo.com/most-dangerous-cities-america-murder-rates-7293190.html

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5691 posts
5th Jul '13
Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:" yea, I know Philly is rough too. Not very long ago (googled and it was 1994), the town next to mine ... [snip!] ... capital of the WORLD. It's #2 on this list http://voices.yahoo.com/most-dangerous-cities-america-murder-rates-7293190.html"


Is it all or a majority of gang violence?