Thursday, August 17, 2006

Finding Out About Schools BEFORE Buying Your Home

If you're shopping for a home and you have or will soon have school-age kids, you should become familiar with the local school districts. You may want to know, for example, how far the school is to your new home, how do the schools score, class sizes, special programs, etc. Keep in mind that district boundaries frequently change and homes on the same street could be assigned different schools.

You can do most of the research yourself online. District maps are frequently published, but to be safe you should call the school directly and ask if the home you are planning to buy is served by that particular school.

Here are two local school district sites that let you enter a home address to get the schools serving that home:

Poway Unified School District

San Diego City Schools

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