Quality Schools In Washtenaw County, MI - Real Estate One Ann Arbor

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When you’re searching for your dream home, numerous factors impact your decision, such as home size and type, amenities, price and neighborhood. An important part of what makes a neighborhood good is the availability of top-notch schools. Whether you already have children or plan on starting a family in the future, buying a home near good schools should always be one of the considerations for the location you choose. If your home search includes Washtenaw County in Michigan, research local school districts and you’ll find several that are among the best in the nation.

Importance Of School Ratings

If you have children, buying a home in a district that boasts good schools increases your children’s chance of academic success. However, buying a home near top-ranking schools should be a primary focus, even if you don’t have children. School rankings are one of the biggest factors for determining a home’s current and future value, which is crucial for one of the largest investments in your lifetime. Even when the real estate market is down, homes near good schools hold their value better. Should you later decide to sell your house, home buyers with children are often willing to pay more for houses close to good schools and these houses tend to sell quickly.

GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools.org (https://www.greatschools.org/) is a national, independent non-profit that helps parents find the right schools for their children. This organization provides profiles and numeric ratings between 1 and 10 for public and private K-12 schools. School ratings are based on test scores, plus other factors that make a big difference in students’ school experience, such as how the school helps students improve academically and support students from different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.

Top-Ranked Washtenaw County Schools

Many schools throughout the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (https://washtenawisd.org/about-us/districts-and-academies-we-serve) have achieved GreatSchools status and earned prestigious awards. Use these ratings to better understand school quality and compare districts, so you make an informed home buying decision. 

  • Ten above average Ann Arbor (http://www.greatschools.org/michigan/ann-arbor/schools/) Public Schools earned 9 out 10 on GreatSchools’ quality scale, including Angell School, Bach Elementary School, Thurston Elementary School, Wines Elementary School, Martin Luther King Elementary School and Clague Middle School. The other four, Pioneer High School, Huron High School, Community High School and Skyline High School, also earned the College Success Award in 2018 based on their success in preparing students for college and career readiness. 
  • Dexter (http://www.greatschools.org/michigan/dexter/schools/) Community Schools earning above average ratings include Wylie Elementary School, Creekside Intermediate School and Mill Creek Middle School, plus Dexter High School, which also earned a 2018 College Success Award.

Get Expert Home Buying Advice

Realtor® Matt Dejanovich (http://www.isellannarbor.com/about_us.html) at Real Estate One Ann Arbor wants to help you learn more about the community you’re considering and the importance of school choice in your home buying equation. Matt has 30 years of experience in the local real estate market and offers valuable information on local schools and beautiful homes for sale in the Washtenaw County area. Contact us (http://www.isellannarbor.com/contact_us.html) at (734) 476-7100 to start your home search by speaking with Matt Dejanovich today.

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