Okay see i am going to try to answer your question with as less emotion as possible.
We as people listem to what others say about the schools in our areas and some of thse people have not visited those schools im years or have problem children in those schools.
Your child success in school not only depends on the school but your involvement in the school.
I have been involved with some of the schools in that area.I also have some friends that teach in that area.
I am in 21133 and have children at Church Lane Elementary, Old Court Middle School and Randallstown High School.
I am involve in each of the PTA and Volunteer as a parent. I have a close relationship with the staff and stay informed by in person, email or phone.
There is so much going on in these Middle and High schools that even the current parents don't know about. We seem to depend on oue childrem to relay the information but they are children and they don't.
You know we also have Magnet Programs, application are due soon. So if your boys want to study Science, Music or Preforming Arts...you can apply now!
Good Luck and hope this helps!