School is always one of the most important factor for parents to buying their future home. Due to short of inventory, low change-hand rate and longer occupancy period, real estate properties located in good public school district normally:
Gain higher appreciation
Maintain value better
Gain more buyer interests
Easy to sell and hard to buy.
Home near good private school district also sell fast due to convenience.
Always verify school info with school district office
How to find School info?
Check school district about schools this subject property belong
Verify school by calling the county office
Search by internet
How to Rating schools?
Use API score, it's old info but still good fo reference.
Check parent's rating
Use 3rd party website
Greatschools.com: General info about each individual school district and school
Niche.com: School Info
schoolandhousing.com: Check public school info by input a property address.
Academic Performance Index(API) Score
API is an old standard used in California to measure the academic performance and growth of Public schools. For more details click here.
A numeric index (or scale) that ranges from 200 to 1000.
The statewide API performance target for all schools is 800.
School with higher percentage of Asian students tends to have higher APIs.
School Boundary Map
Not all public school nearby is good and we normally need to carefully check the school boundary map, attendance area map, school locator or call the school district. During the years of collection, we have accumulated many boundary maps from internet and hopefully this will help you as well. You can Click here! for school boundary maps in California Bay Area.