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Good schools benefit everyone - not just the families with children. Students who attended top schools have greater opportunities as adults and are our leaders of tomorrow. Because parents want their children to attend good schools, homes located in top performing school districts are in greater demand and their property values are higher. Choose the neighborhood and school district wisely when you buy your home.
Arizona Department of Education 2016 - 2017 school year letter grades have been compiled for the local schools educating our students in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Ahwatukee to help you decide which schools are best suited for the needs of your children and where you can search for homes by school district and individual schools. Homes for sale in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale and Tempe AZ served by neighborhood top performing schools will have higher resale values because home buyers with school-age children want their children to have the best education!
See how Arizona Public school districts are structured and what makes each unique. For example, Chandler unified school district includes school age children from kindergarten through 12th grade. Phoenix, Glendale and Tempe have separate elementary school districts (K-8) and high school districts (9-12). If you have pre-school children, you will want to know what pre-school education is offered and where.
Arizona charter schools are privately financed, Arizona state-funded, tuition-free schools with open enrollment. Students may be admitted to a charter school as long as: 1.) the student pledges to complete all homework, attend school, participate in the classroom and apply themselves and 2.) the student's parent(s) agree to confirm their child is doing their homework and are meeting educational goals. View the list of Charter Schools and their respective 2016 - 2017 Achievement Grades in Maricopa County and Pinal County.
Want to know how well all Arizona schools are performing? Arizona Department of Education lists the 2016 - 2017 letter grades for all Arizona Public and Charter schools alphabetically by school districts statewide. Here's a quick reference list of all Arizona Schools by District with their letter grades.
Are schools important to you?
With home prices extremely affordable and ultra low interest rates, now is the perfect time to shop for a new home in a great school district.
As exciting as that is, it can be a lot of work to explore new neighborhoods, cities, and sometimes states. And much of that homework can be the research required to determine if that perfect neighborhood contains the right school district for your children. Researching schools and school districts can be a time consuming project, but it doesn't have to be.
This great site has all the statistics and information you need about local schools in your new neighborhood, to help you make decisions and ensure that your children end up in the right school.
Want to compare the enrollment size of the school, test scores, teacher-student ratio, English and Math proficiency percentage information? No problem, the site will provide all of that information and more. And if you want to compare schools in different locations, simply select the top schools of your choice and perform a comparison.
And if your upcoming move requires relocating to a new state, you can even find out statewide educational information. Enter the state you would like more information about, hit go, and receive detailed information about the educational system, including a breakdown of how students performed on state reading and math tests as well as college prep tests, and community demographics.
If a move to a new school district is on the slate for your family, taking the time to do some research will help ensure the experience is a good one.
And remember to forward this article on to family or friends who may be contemplating a move. They - and their kids - will thank you for it!
Maricopa County School District Maps - Select either the School District or Individual School within the district for school location map and contact information.
Metro Phoenix encompasses a huge area of over 2,000 square miles and finding just the right area is challenging. Call or email me to help you narrow your search. I can assist you in many ways: locating your new home, negotiating the best contract price and terms, guidance in selecting a lender and loan program, handling the escrow details and recommending inspectors, home warranty companies, trades and professionals to help you.
Schools are very important, but this is only one of many important home purchase evaluation factors. Contact me for a Buyer's Guide with a complete list of factors to consider when shopping for your home. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you make a move in the very near future.