When searching for your next home, selecting a property in a good school district is ideal not only for your children (or future children) but also for the resell value on your home. Use the information listed below to research school districts, get reviews on schools, info on programs/teachers and more. If you need more information, you can always contact me directly; not only have I spent my whole life in Arlington, but I also have two small children myself.
Find Data for Each School District:
The National Center for Education Statistics will give you data for each school district.
Ratings, Reviews, Programs, Test Scores & More:
GreatSchools, a national non-profit, provides ratings for each school as well as test scores, information on programs, and reviews covering teacher quality, parental involvement and principal leadership.
The site SchoolDigger.com, “gives you school and district rankings and a comparison tool so you can compare the schools you are considering, side by side.”
For private schools, GreatSchoools and SchoolDigger provide some information, while the National Center for Education also has an online database that provides basic data such as grades taught, affiliations and student body make-up.