Best feeder middle schools

First time poster long time lurker here. Was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the best feeder target middle schools for eventual BBIB placement. I was asking because I wanted to see if it made sense for me to transfer schools since I go to a super non target no name public school. I'm afraid of transferring schools right now being in seventh grade but I'm more afraid that my current school won't help when it comes time for recruiting in high school. About me: seventh grade 3.85 GPA (non weighted), flag football varsity athlete, 80 IQ, club president for diversity club, and habitat for local community. I'm afraid to leave during my seventh year but I'm more afraid that I won't be able to get into the right target school and thus won't be able to get a job on Wall Street which I've wanted to do since I was in elementary school. What are my chances of placing into a target high school now or should I just increase my chances by transferring to a school with more credibility on the street?

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Dec 30, 2021 - 4:26pm
Randy Marsh, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You missed the boat, IB recruiting starts in 6th grade. Being your a nontarget it might be hard to break in now I'm sorry.

Dec 30, 2021 - 4:43pm
HarveySpecter'sFavoriteScotchBottle, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Would it be possible to leverage my flag football status? I heard there is more leeway for athletes before target high school recruitment. I know I am late to the game because I started worrying in elementary school, but I come from a middle-class family, and other kids have been preparing since kindergarten/pre-k, so their exit opps for middle school tend to be better. 

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Dec 30, 2021 - 11:40pm

Idk why everyone is shitting on this kid WSO must be full of target hardo elitists.

OP, here's what you should do. Make a spreadsheet of all the high schools with good IB placement in your area. For each school, find the principal, econ teacher and Gym teacher (given your athletic background) and pound the pavement networking. Cold email as many people as possible. Even if only 5% respond, that gives you solid shot at a great target or semi-target high school. It's not glamorous, but unfortunately this is what us non-target middle schoolers have to do.

  • Consultant in Consulting
Dec 31, 2021 - 12:34am

No shot at anything without going to a target elementary school. Also must have several BB playground internships, along with insight series participation in preschool. 

  • Analyst 2 in ER
Jan 16, 2022 - 3:30am

You're joking but tiger moms actually think like this and their kids end up gay af 

  • Analyst 2 in ER
Jan 18, 2022 - 12:19am

Two birds one stone in their eyes, truly

Jan 21, 2022 - 2:37pm
GeorgeBrooks, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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