If your are moving and buying a home, there are a ton of things you’re probably looking for. If you’re like almost half (48%) of home buyers, you’re looking for a home that has never been lived in, according to Zillow. Another thing that seems to be really important for home buyers is finding a good neighborhood school district. The majority of home buyers have children, and they want to make sure they are sending their kids to a good school.
If you are faced with this issue, there may be some worry about picking a school district for your kids. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it.
Research, Research, Research
The most important thing you can do is research potential new school districts. There are tons of resources online that provide copious amounts of information about the schools you are considering. Test scores, rankings, and demographics of that school are easy to find online. Student to teacher ratio, student diversity, and even the percentage of students that receive lunch for free is available via public record. Real estate agents are also typically knowledgeable when it comes to school reputations.
Visit the School
You don’t want to regret your purchase because your children end up hating the school district you send them to. Set up a tour so your children can see the school and even interact with some staff members and current students. It will give you a good feel for the way the school runs, interacts with the children, and plans to teach them going forward.
What Is Good For Your Child?
Although a school might look perfect on paper, you have to remember your child’s specific needs. Test scores and affordability aside, you need to make sure that this new school district will be a good fit for your children personally, especially if you child has any special needs.
If you are moving, remember these three tips for finding the perfect new school district for your kids.