Chanda Straw…, Renter in Baltimore, MD

I have 2 sons and my youngest son in currently in the 7th grade and in a college academy school woul like to know if there are any good schools in

Asked by Chanda Strawder, Baltimore, MD Mon Oct 31, 2011

this area and is it a good area to live comfortable with a family

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A great way to find a good school in the Baltimore area, is to ask a friend or family member to refer a school to you, also you can visit a site that publish the top schools in Maryland to see what school is the closest in your area. Here are links for the top High and Middle School in Maryland.
Middle School:
http://www.schooldigger.com/go/MD/schoolrank.aspx?pagetype=t…
High School: http://www.schooldigger.com/go/MD/schoolrank.aspx?pagetype=t…
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I would encourage you to conduct your esearch on the internet and check the school board for a school's test scores, neighborhood crime rate, etc. Drive around the neighborhood at different times and during different days and speak with the local neighboors. Good luck.
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Keep in mind that agents have to be very, very careful about answering questions pertaining to "good schools" and/or "good neighborhoods" and/or areas that are "good for a family", for these are classic fair housing violation queries. Experienced agents are going to ask how *you* define the word good, for your definition may be far different than another person's. I always encourage my buyers to do some research on the internet and from other venues for a school's test scores, neighborhood crime rate, etc. Drive around the neighborhood at different times and during different days to get a feel for it. Happy neighbors can be as telling as unhappy ones, so don't be afraid to talk to residents to get the scoop on an area.

Good luck!

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In Baltimore City you have the ability to choose your high school and there are several magnet schools to choose from in Baltimore City. The law prohibits us from providing educational and demographics about any particular area in the city. However, I would be happy to meet with you and discuss your housing needs and what is important to you in a neighborhood and a home environment and help you find the perfect home for you and your children.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 31, 2011
Hi Chanda,

I would suggest you check out the website “Great Schools” (http://www.greatschools.org). There, you will get a host of information, such as school and teacher reviews, test scores, and other statistical data. You can also find the link on my website at http://www.diankamurphy.com on the left hand side. This should give you a good foundation in your school search.

Good Luck!
Dianka
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 31, 2011
Hi Chanda,

If you are not familiar with an area I definitely recommend that you take some time to drive around the neighborhood to see if it works for you. As far as schools are concerned, there are many school websites available that you can use to check schools depending upon whether you are interested in the city or county statistics. You can also go to the http://www.greatschools.com website to check out school statistics.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 31, 2011
Great question Chanda! I always advise my clients to visit, http://www.GreatSchools. com to get more inormation on local schools and rankings. Good luck!

Lorie Woodruff
Real Estate Professional
Keller Williams Preferred Properties
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