When choosing a house for a future family home, one of the criteria that is very important to most families is a good school system. That being said, if you are new to an area how do you choose? Here are a few sites that rank schools based on achievement as well as some current High Schools who have scored well.
SchoolDigger.com Ranking updates are approximately yearly, usually the same day the Arizona Department of Education releases their test scores. Last update for Arizona was November 30, 2015. Each school is ranked by calculating an Average Standard Score across grades. The school with the highest Average Standard Score is ranked #1. For specific details about the ranking process, see Ranking FAQ. Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education and Arizona Department of Education. Click here to visit SchoolDigger.com
Niche rankings include a broader scope of scoring criteria. Ranking based on state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, and the overall quality of the school district. A display map can be shown for a desired area with the names of the schools and their “grades” on the map. Click here to visit Niche.
Your community resource to find and share information about schools. Their mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families. As well as information on schools this site offers helpful articles such as HIGH SCHOOL MILESTONES, 13 real-world skills your teen needs. Click here to visit Great Schools.
US News & World Report
Ranking of High Schools in Arizona: Public, Charter and Magnet. Information available: Student/Teacher, Test Scores, School Data, School District.
Arizona high school students must earn 22 credits to graduate, including credits in economics and American history. Arizona high school students take state end-of-course exams in English language arts and math. For more information, visit the Arizona Department of Education.
Arizona is home to many schools in the 2015 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. Arizona’s highest-ranked school is BASIS Scottsdale, located in the BASIS Schools Inc. District and about a half-hour drive from Arizona’s state capital of Phoenix. Click here for more of the Scottsdale High School report from US News & World Report.
Elementary Schools can be researched using most of the above sights as well.
As you will see when researching schools, Scottsdale is an amazing place to educate your children. Let us help you find the house that will become your new home.
7202 E Ho Road, Suite C at Tom Darlington Road
Carefree, Arizona 85377