Buyers often ask, “Which High School is the best in this area?” and I honestly believe that it’s akin to splitting hairs. It’s a highly subjective topic and there is no one universally correct answer. All of the top local public and private high schools have their strengths and weakness.
I don’t believe in choosing a school solely on school scores or 3rd party website rankings. Academics are only one dimension in a student’s overall educational experience – many teachers and administrators would agree with that sentiment as well. Furthermore, college admissions officers are looking beyond a student’s grades and test scores when they evaluate a university applicant.
If the local public high school is an important factor for your home selection, I encourage you to talk to parents of students who have completed their high school education – or at least have a Junior or Senior at the school you’re interested in. Ask them about their overall experience at the school including academics, social environment, diversity, sports, music, drama, and other extracurricular activities. As a parent of 3 kids, I can share my candid opinions about the strengths and weaknesses of the schools they’ve attended from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
If you’re curious about the price differences of homes in the various high school districts, here’s some information for you with a focus on the neighborhoods that are South of El Camino Real.
High Schools – South of El Camino Real
Price per Square Foot
In my next article, we will look specifically at what’s happening in Sunnyvale.
Location matters and so does picking the right agent for your real estate needs!
Interested Buyers should verify the enrollment and availability policies directly with the appropriate school district for any school that they might be interested in BEFORE making an offer on any home.