If this choice is between a mediocre school where there would be slightly more than average drugs/violence (not extreme or at the upper end of the spectrum) but a good neighborhood with all desired amenities; a little further from work; cost a little more and.... a school better than average re. standardized testing, lower crime/drugs, etc, but worse neighborhood (questionable), costs less, closer to work, most amenities but a YMCA within 2 miles.... which would you choose? And take into consideration we're talking senior year of high school and possibility or second half of junior year- depending on where he's sent for the few few mos upon release (group home area or home and alternative school or mainstream). I'm going to look at them today. I'm thinking the 2nd one I describhed unless the neighborhood is intolerable -I'll check the online neighborhood crime reports, too. However, difficult child being able to look out his br window and see the community swimming pool might help motivate him a little. Surely the boy has got some hormones in gear somewhere. LOL!