I'm having to decide between two high schools in my district, and while I have read many threads on IB vs AP, I believe I'm in a different situation.
The first school, which is my boundary school, is THE worst ranked high school in my district with a rating of 3 by greatschools.org (not entirely sure how reliable the site is, however) and one of the worst in the state. Has a terrible reputation, but heard it's not AS bad as its reputation. This school, though, offers full IB Diploma program, which supposedly prepares students very well for college and is also appealing to college admissions.
The other school is NOT my boundary school, but I will be moving soon and if I do decide to transfer over, it is very possible that I will be moving near the school so that this school becomes my boundary school. This school is the best ranked high school in my district with a rating of 8, and at least barely among the top public schools in the state. This school unfortunately does not offer IB, but instead AP. While the first school hasn't posted anything regarding the universities the past graduating classes have gained admissions to, this school's past valedictorians HAVE gained admission to schools like Stanford and Johns Hopkins. I don't know if that says anything, though.
I'm a well-rounded student, so I heard IB might be a better fit for me, but I'm also aiming for top universities such as Ivy Leagues, Stanford, etc. I'm not really concerned about getting more college credits in high school.
Which is better:
One of the worst schools in the state with an IB diploma program
One of the better schools in the state with AP program?