Choosing School Districts and Schools
Compass Home Group of Keller Williams American Premier RealtyThe neighborhoods you consider while house hunting may be determined, in part, by school districts and educational choices. If you'll be sending your children to public school, ratings and other assessment tools can help you judge the merit of the schools near you. If you're considering a private school, you may have to sort through programs with a wide range of philosophical backgrounds. Read on to learn about school ratings, types of schools and other factors to consider.
State Education Data Profiles by accessing the National Center for Education Statistics website. To compare school districts in another way, visit GreatSchools.org to conduct a school search. GreatSchools, which is based in San Francisco, offers free information for parents all over the nation. For local information make sure to visit Harford County Public Schools site at HCPS.org, Baltimore County Schools at BCPS.org, and Cecil County Schools at CCPS.org.
What to Consider when Choosing a SchoolWhen you look for information about a school district, you have a lot to consider. Not only should you look at test scores and class sizes, but you should also consider the particular needs of your child. Project Appleseed suggests that you should assess schools with these things in mind:
- Your child's personality and learning style
- Your family's values, budget, and needs
- School philosophy and style of instruction
- School facilities and personnel
- School policies and schedules
- The school's reputation in the community
- Core curriculum and additional courses
- The school's approach to safety
- Family and community involvement
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