Schools are such a big deal and it’s one of the main reasons people come to me about wanting to buy or sell a home. People love their homes, but as their kids start going into middle school and high school, they often realize they want to make a change based on the school.
The first thing they want to know is what schools they should be in. If they ask me, quite frankly I can’t answer, because it depends on so many different factors that are different for each family. What I can do, however, is point you to a couple of resources.
The first is greatschools.org. It rates each school based on a 1 to 10 scale and you’ll see Yelp! style reviews and testimonials, but please take them with a grain of salt. You may run into someone writing a review that has a conflict of interest.
Another source is the Portland Monthly School Guide. Though it’s a few years old, it breaks things down by the numbers which can be very helpful. It has a lot of statistical information for you to compare with other schools in the area.
The other thing I really enjoy about being in real estate is that I have a great network of clients who have kids in schools all over the area. If you’re interested in a certain school, I’d be happy to connect you with a client who has or has had kids at the school so you can get some more of your questions answered.
We can also help you create a home search based on the school district you’re looking in. If that’s something that’s important to you, we can certainly help make your search a lot easier if school is important to you.
If you have any questions for me or you’d like to sit down to create a buying or selling strategy of your own, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Portland Monthly School Guide: https://www.pdxmonthly.com/features/portland-school-guide