This page is an archive of the discussion about the proposed deletion of the article below. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made on the article's talk page rather than here so that this page is preserved as an historic record. The result of the debate was no real consensus either way, but there is a slight majority favoring inclusion. So keep. Sjakkalle 11:20, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Salvaged from "speedy del". No vote. Mikkalai 20:24, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Keep and allow for organic growth. Coppell was cited among the top four percent of "America's Best High Schools" by Newsweek magazine, their band has been the recipient of a number of honors, and the Coppell High School Music Program was named "the best in the nation", according to the National Music Educators Association. --GRider\talk 20:54, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Keep this one, and also "non-notable" high schools, to prevent systemic bias. Kappa 21:18, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)
very week keep. I don't know how influential or reliable (in the scientific validty sense) Newsweek magazine is in these things, but if it is one of the top schools in Texas that is a point in its favour. 4% of American high schools is a very large number, and so its not as impressive as it might sound - not that it isn't good. Overall there are a lot of very minor claims to notability, but nothing that clinches it. At what level were the band honours? For all the article says they could be national finalists (I am assuming they would explicitly mention if they were national winners) or third placed in the city schools competition. BEEFSTEW score is 4 (ABDgh) (half marks for G and H as they're borderline imho). Thryduulf 21:25, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Delete. Not notable. --Carnildo 21:47, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Keep and continue to improve. I'm pretty proud with how quickly we've taken this article from a profanity-laden rant against the high school to a viable article. --BaronLarf 21:48, Mar 30, 2005 (UTC)
Keep - seems off to a good start. - SimonP 21:54, Mar 30, 2005 (UTC)
Delete. While this article at least tries to show notability, it does not succeed. As Thryduulf mentioned, the top 4% isn't very impressive; nor is the citation by the National Music Educators Association, as evidenced by its red link. —Korath (Talk) 21:57, Mar 30, 2005 (UTC)
Delete per Megan and Bainer. Radiant_* 10:51, Mar 31, 2005 (UTC)
Keep needs expansion. -- Lochaber 12:38, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Delete. Nothing encyclopedic here. Gamaliel 19:18, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Keep.. There is enough information to warrant keeping this school. Capitalistroadster 20:39, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Neutral. If article is expanded to contain more of the stuff that makes this school distinct from other schools (otherwise we might as well redirect all of these articles to high school), and less of the linkspam, then I'll vote to keep this. Otherwise, it reads very much like a medium-length article on any other school. Chris 20:54, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Keep I think any Wiki contributor should tolerate any objection other than 'not notable'. Especially in context of a high school which is an institution of public record. The 'not notable' crowd have a really contrived idea about what Wikipedia should be, and it's silly. Obscure entries are *exactly* what make this a useful resource. Not "what everybody already knows" Sniffandgrowl 00:30, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC)
User was created today; he has only two edits not to vfds, one of them to his user page. —Korath (Talk) 02:24, Apr 1, 2005 (UTC)
Nobody in their right mind would even think of nominating any of Wikipedia's hundreds of railway station articles for deletion, because the consensus is that they're all notable. On the other hand, we're expected to believe that verifiable public institutions that affect the lives of thousands of people - like schools - are somehow not notable. Go figure. That's a keep, in case anyone was wondering.--Gene_poole 03:01, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Keep this school's article. Notability is subjective. Also, what gene says above. ~leif ☺ HELO 04:46, Apr 1, 2005 (UTC)
Delete. No evidence of notability, should be deleted in line with Wikipedia's various notability policies.
Keep new article. Interesting, encyclopedic and notability established IMO. The original article (if you can call it that) was nothing but a POV, sour-grape rant which deserved to be posted here. - Lucky 6.9 22:26, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC).
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