According to Realtor.com 73% of home buyers indicated that school boundaries were were important in their home search. Many buyers stated they would choose the school district over an upgraded kitchen or garage. Most buyers rely heavily on standard test scores and accelerated programs to determine what is a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ school. For Wisconsin, each school receives an annual report card from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
The report cards grade several areas to include: Student Achievement, District Growth, Closing Gaps, and On-Track/Postsecondary Readiness. Each area is graded individually and added together on a weighted system based on priority. Districts can receive one of five categories: Significantly Exceeds Expectations (83-100), Exceeds Expectations (73-82.9), Meets Expectations (63-72.9), Meets Few Expectations (53-62.9), and Fails to Meet Expectations (0-52.9).
So how does your school district stack up against the others? We wish we could list all of the school districts by ranking, but due to Fair Housing we are only able to provide a link to the website
You can find out your school and district ranking by visiting the DPI website by clicking here. We would encourage you when looking at your school’s report card to look at the surrounding schools as well. When picking your next home, what are you going to choose School District, Upgraded Kitchen, or Large garage?
To find your next home by School District visit: GreaterMadisonHomeFinder.Com.
John Reuter, Broker/Owner The Reuter Team