One factor to consider when making the decision to move is the school district you would like to move to. It is important to know that your children will receive the quality education they deserve. No matter how great the house, if it is in a bad school system, many parents will walk away. So what should a concerned parent (or future parent) look for?
Test scores are a good indication of how well a school is doing. Another inportant thing to look at is if they school is making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Student to teacher ratios and extracurriculars are important to know about too.
This website, at SchoolMatters.com, gives information on all of these issues plus more. It allows you to connect to the schools’ websites and compare up to three schools at once. You can find out what other parents think of the school and post reviews of schools to help others.
When considering a move, consider also the schools your child will attend.