Moving With Kids? How to Learn About the School Districts in Your New Area
Your search for the perfect house involves more than just the home itself. Beyond seeking out the perfect number of bedrooms and an entertainment-ready backyard, you also need to find the right neighborhood. And if you have kids, buying a house situated in the right school district will likely be at the top of your decision-making list. Read on to learn how can you learn about the school districts there before you buy a house.
Where to find school district info
Fortunately, there are plenty of resources that can point you in the right direction. The district’s website will give you the most thorough information about the district and the schools within it. Also, reach out to the parent-teacher association of a particular school to learn more about the school, its curriculums, level of parent involvement, and what the parents really think of the school.
The biggest test of all? Visit a school and gauging your gut reaction.
What to look for
There are numerous factors you should take into account when looking at school districts: class sizes, special needs programs, inclusion classes, language immersion programs, advanced placement programs, arts, athletics, music and other extracurricular activities. Make sure to find out as much as you can about the staff, such as their education and experience levels.
Article originally appeared on Realtor.com.