When you buy a home, you’re making a plan to live in one place for a long time. Many people looking to buy homes have families to consider, and choosing a home in a good school district is important for your child’s future. The professional world is more competitive than ever these days, and in this difficult economic climate, having a good education is key to financial security. So how can you tell if a school district is good enough for your child?
- Research online. There are websites available for researching public schools around the country. Check out GreatSchools.org to learn all about test scores, dropout rates, and more for almost every school.
- Student to teacher ratio. A school might have good test scores, but this often isn’t enough to indicate the quality of education. You want your child to learn, not just do well on standardized exams. One great way to assess if a school will give your child a good education is the student to teacher ratio. A low student to teacher ratio is ideal, especially as your child gets older.
- Reach out to someone at the school and ask their thoughts about the district. The faculty member should be responsive to your queries. This indicates they value your time.
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