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    Evaluating Schools when Looking for a New Home

    There are many reasons people move to a new home or a new town. One of the top reasons for a move is to move into a great school district for your kids. So what do you consider before you decide on the right school or school district? Let’s take a look.

    Evaluating Schools when Looking for a New Home

    Evaluating Schools when Looking for a New Home

    Review the School Offerings

    Researching the school districts you have the option to live in requires a lot of thought on a variety of aspects of your child’s educational needs. Some of these points might not apply to your decision, but those that do should be weighed against each other, with you determining which are most important to you.

    One of the top aspects you might consider is the average class sizes, and the student:teacher ratio. If you put school class sizes vs the number of teachers in a class as a top priority, make sure you seek this out during your research.

    Other important school considerations are whether there are classes offered like art, music, and gym in addition to the essentials like math and reading. Do they offer a good selection that you and your family like? You might also be looking for some accelerated learning programs or after school extra activities for your kids.

    Finally, one of the top options parents look for in a school district are the special education offerings each school provides. Do you need some specific types of classes for your kids? Maybe you are looking for special education for a disabled child, or special education for gifted children. You might be looking into classes that meet certain standards that you find important. Or maybe you are considering a school that offers special speech or reading programs. All kids are different. Review all the information that is applicable and what you would like for your kids before making your selection and moving your family into that school district.

    You have many things to think about as you look for a home. It’s good to start with schools as one of the top areas to review as you narrow down your selection of home purchasing locations.

    Reviewing the School Districts

    While you are evaluating individual schools, consider if you are happy with the way the overall school district is run. Not everything will line up with your goals every time. But, narrowing down what matters most to you and your family and then focusing on what you find most important, can help you narrow down the areas you should look for in your new home neighborhood.

    Consider the testing for these school districts and records that are provided and necessary for your child’s future. Are there programs and processes in place that support your kids’ educational needs?

    Which Home in Which School District

    Gathering all the information you need to make a good choice for your new home can be overwhelming; starting a spreadsheet or a chart with some notes can help keep all the information together and easy to review. Include the schools you are looking into as well as other important neighborhood options you want to consider when looking for your new home. Finding the right home can take some time. Make sure you take the time necessary now to evaluate the options you find important before you move your family.

    One of the best ways to find great schools and locations for your kids is to ask your local real estate agent. They are a wealth of information for your local areas and they can give you more details to help guide your decision.

    Your Helpful Real Estate Agent

    When you are ready to sell your current home or buy a new one, look to a top-rated and experienced real estate agent. An agent that is familiar with the locations and types of properties you love in the Memphis area. Whether it’s residential or open land you’re looking for, work with a real estate professional that you can trust.

    Click here to learn more about me and how I can help you with your home purchase, buying parcels of land, or looking to move to a new home. My skills and education are focused on what you need for a great real estate experience. I would love to chat with you and answer any questions you might have. I will also help you with your home staging and can put you in touch with that great handyman and cleaning crew to make your home look its best. Contact me at (901) 828-8919 or drop me a quick note angie@angiekelley.com. Look forward to speaking with you today!

    Angie Kelley, Crye-Leike Realtors
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