(Closed) Buying a home and stressed about school districts! HELP!

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
14656 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Is there a school ranking for the state (or area) based on standardized test scores available?  That’s pretty much what I went by to determine if the area was good.  Along with reputation and what I’ve heard from people.  What I learned is…. pretty much the more expensive the area, the better the school is going to be.  It just goes hand in hand.

Post # 4
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

If you go into your state board of education website there should be some sort of grade card that you can look at, it may not be easy to decipher (the only reason I know how to read our state’s is because I had to in school) but I’m sure some bees on the boards could if you are having any trouble.

Post # 5
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Greatschools.com is a really good resource. It has a place for parent and student feedback as well as rankings based on standardized test scores. For high schools you can also see the % of students taking AP classes and performance on the AP exams.

Post # 6
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I second greatschools.org, that’s what we’ve used on our house hunt.  Also, check with a realtor in your area.  They will usually have a good idea about which districts are great and which to avoid.

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