It matters more than people realize - attending a "neighborhood" school has rewards beyond measure! This one has great programs (music!) great admin staff, great teachers, and a wonderful new principal who is as enthusiastic as one can be! That matters more than people realize! The parents are educated and involved!! Don't get so caught up in the "test scores" - some schools are better, many are worse. But, let it be YOUR child's experience that matters! If you visit LP, you will immediately see why so many neighborhood parents chose it for the education for their child!!