I went to an elementary school that was considered "bad." Those were the best 6 years of my life. We had teachers who genuinely cared. They weren't there because they HAD to be. They were there because they loved us. To this day if I see one of my elementary teachers, he/she will hug me, and ask about my life. We never knew we were considered less than, because they truly didn't feel that way. But, then we were then bused to a "good" middle school. Those were the three worst years of my life. My parents couldn't afford the Abercrombie clothes, and I was super embarrassed of where I came from. I watched friends change, and do ANYTHING to fit in. The grass isn't always greener on the other side. High school got better, because there was one high school for the whole county, which led to tons of places to fit in. Keep doing what you are doing.