How to choose a school district
January 13, 2014 2:31 PM Subscribe
We're planning to buy our first house this summer and the neighborhoods we're interested in so far seem to have pretty different school systems in terms of test scores/sizes/demographics/everything externally obvious. I know nothing about education and am trying to figure out how best to evaluate these schools against each other.
Obviously this is a very personal decision, but I would love to hear from people about what factors you considered the most important when you were choosing a district, what process you used to research them, that sort of thing.
Also if anyone's got any recommendations for books (or blogs/articles/whatever) that could help us learn more about this, that'd be much appreciated too.
(For reference, we have little kids at the moment, but we're hoping to stay in this house for approximately a thousand years so we're thinking ahead to middle/high school as well. We have no gifted kids or kids with special needs or any special requirements that we know of so far.)
Thanks very much!