If you’re a parent, or plan to have children, then you already understand the advantages of a good school system. Any real estate agent will also tell you that a home in a good school district is a gem when it comes to resale value.As you scope out locations for your next move, there are some basic barometers for judging the quality of education near your home. Begin by checking out test scores. There are standard tests for grade school, as well as the ACTs and SATs in high schools. All you have to do is ask for the results.
Closely tied to test scores is school attendance. High attendance ratings indicate good teachers as well as supportive parents. Also look into the student-teacher ratio, usually the lower the better. You might also inquire about the average number of years those teachers have been in the classroom.
Another huge aspect of education, especially in high schools, is athletic performance. Your athletically inclined student may be eyeing sports scholarship opportunities, so those schools with very strong programs may be more appealing.
Educating yourself about local schools before you make your move can pay off handsome dividends, not only for your children but also for the appreciation in the home you choose. Resale value increases in tandem with the quality of area schools, so do your homework!
To find out more about the schools in the Bennington VT real estate market, go to my Local Information pages for complete school reports and contact information.
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