How to Find the Best Schools!

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Have you ever worried about the quality of education your child is receiving at school? If you answered yes, you are not alone! Our children’s education is a top priority for most of us. There are so many options out there today including public school, private school, homeschool, and even completely online e-learning! It is a difficult decision to make, and it is definitely important to take some time to research the best options for your family.

As a real estate professional, one of the most common questions is “How are the schools in this neighborhood?” Unfortunately, we are not allowed to give our opinion on the quality of schools in a particular area. This is very subjective and my opinion of quality could be completely different from your opinion. I always recommend that clients do some research by going to the local school district’s website to find out more about what they offer. Here are two websites that you can check out that help you make an educated decision when deciding on the best schools for your family:

Greatschools.org – http://www.greatschools.org/

  • Per their website: GreatSchools is a non-profit that has information on more than 200,000 preK-12 schools – public, public charter and private – and they also have over one million reviews from parents, teachers and students. The site has great articles, worksheets, and videos to help you improve learning at home. They have a new personalized education guide called GreatKids, it helps parents see how their children are doing, support their learning, and find great education resources.

GreatSchools Public and Private School Ratings Reviews and Parent Community

SchoolDigger.com – http://www.schooldigger.com/

  • Per their website: SchoolDigger.com’s purpose is to empower parents like you to make informed choices about choosing a school for your child. They have information on over 136,000 schools in every state in the US, including enrollment data, test scores, crime data, and even real estate data. Their core mission is to make SchoolDigger.com the easiest, most useful school search and comparison site on the Web. The site is easy to use and easy to navigate.

SchoolDigger.com the Easy Way to Evaluate K 12 School Performance

Do your research and good luck!!


Jay Parrish | REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker Elite
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