If you are starting a family, good schools are likely at the top of your list. Think long-term and think re-sale. If you buy a house in a very bad school district or a house on a very busy street, when you are ready to sell the house, most families with children will be out of your list of potential buyers.
Here is our list of online resources to help you make informed decisions about your children’s education.
This site from the Colorado Department of Education allows you to compare the performance of
Colorado schools and access performance data for all schools and districts across the state.
This site provides school performance information for K-12 public schools based on standardized testing.
GreatSchools is the country’s leading source of information on school performance. With listings of 200,000 public and private schools, serving students from preschool through high school and more than 800,000 parent ratings and reviews, GreatSchools has become the go-to guide for parents aiming to make a smart school choice.
Charter schools are tuition-free, public schools that have the flexibility to be more innovative and are held accountable for student achievement. This site serves as an information hub for these types of schools.
Where Denver parents go for assistance in navigating metro Denver pre-school, elementary, middle and high school choices.
SchoolDigger compiles info from various government organizations to provide test scores, rankings, boundaries, student/teacher ratios and more for over 120,000 elementary, middle and high schools.
This site provides accessible, easy-to-understand information about Colorado school performance.
If you don’t have children or are empty nesters, the school district should be an important part of your home hunt. Properties located in good school districts tend to hold value or even increase in value when the rest of the market has stalled.
Make the most out of your investment and increase your resale value - ask me about great schools in your preferred city or neighborhood.
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