When I was 8, my family moved into the Northshore School District because word on the street (AKA, other moms in playgroup) was that Northshore test scores were high, class sizes small, and teachers friendly. Based on this informal school “research” we purchased a new home inside the school district boundaries and relocated across town.
Zillow, as of this week, is making it easier for families to simultaneously find out information about schools (and homes) on Zillow, and then compare them on an apples to apples basis. Now, on city and neighborhood local pages, all visitors can find detailed data about the elementary, middle, and high schools in a given area. In addition to standard demographics and enrollment statistics, you can uncover unique school information such as Sports, Classes, Clubs, SAT/ACT scores, and aerial photos (check out the impressive sports fields!).
Just for fun, search for your childhood schools and see how good kids these days have it. From Art Club and Marching Band, to Ecology Club and Golf, it’s pretty impressive how many options are available!