Lynda, Renter in Morgan Hill, CA

Is this area unsafe to live?

Asked by Lynda, Morgan Hill, CA Sun Jan 6, 2013

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Hi, You can visit http://www.HomeFair.com and click on the city reports section for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. Other options are http://www.SpotCrime.com and http://www.CrimeReports.com

Chris
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 18, 2013
Hi,
on my website you can easily research crime reports, neighborhoods, schools/API scores and much more

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Hi Lynda -

Below is a link to the City of Redwood City. On this page is a link to the crimes report website.

http://www.redwoodcity.org/police/crimereportsfaq.html

Once you open the crimes report link , all you have to do is put in the address and the search parameters that you are interested in finding more information about. You can search by date and the type of incident.

I hope that you find the information you are looking for.

If aren't working with a Realtor, have additional questions or need more information about real estate, please let me know. I'm here to help.

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Hi Lynda,

Diane has provided a long list of school stats; however, as far as vetting Schools I suggest you take a peek at http://www.SchoolAndHousing.com Based on property address, this site provides attendance area schools (Public, Private and Daycares) along with useful statistics and other information about each school. Before making an offer you should call the School District to CONFIRM the schools the property will feed to!

-Steve
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 15, 2013
Lynda,
As a 15 year Redwood City resident, I would be happy to take you around the city and show you all the many diverse neighborhoods that exist in Redwood City. With any neighborhood you should look at the school district and test scores whether you have children or not. I'm including the latest API scores for RWC.

API Scores: How Do Redwood City Schools Measure Up?

The 2011 Academic Performance Index (API) scores have been released. Six of 16 schools scored above the state's minimum target. How did your child's school measure up?


By Stacie Chan and Jennifer van der Kleut (From Patch)
Email the authors
July 17, 2012

As parents and care-givers, a quality education for our children is a top priority. Where a family sets down roots often has to do with the quality of the schools in the area - and one criteria often looked at is a school's Academic Performance Index, or API score.

The 2011 API scores for all public schools in California have just been released - and Patch has the low-down on how schools in the Redwood City School District measured up.

But first, a little background info.

What is an API score?

The independent research organization EdData describes APIs as follows:

“The Academic Performance Index (API) is an annual measure of test score performance of schools and districts. The California Department of Education (CDE) calculates the API and disseminates the results directly to schools and districts as well as posting them on the CDE website.

“The API is a single number on a scale of 200 to 1,000 that indicates how well students in a school or district performed on the previous spring’s tests. An API is calculated for the whole school, plus its ‘numerically significant subgroups,’ including socioeconomically disadvantaged students, English learners, and students with disabilities.”

What do all these rankings/scores mean?

2012 API Target - Typically, if a school’s API score falls below the state’s minimum target score – which, in California, is 800 – the state will set a goal target for the following year of last year’s score, plus 5 points. If a school’s 2012 target is ‘A,’ that means the school is already scoring at or above the state’s minimum target, and therefore does not have a growth target, other than to remain at or above 800.

2011 Statewide Rank - How a school ranks within a grouping of schools equaling 10 percent of schools statewide of a similar type, with 1 the lowest and 10 the highest.

2011 Similar Schools Rank – How a school ranks within a grouping of 100 similar schools from throughout the state, with 1 the lowest and 10 the highest.

2011 API Students Included – How many students from a particular school took the API tests in 2011.

2011 API SCORES FOR THE REDWOOD CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT:

2011 Base API

2012 Growth Target

2012 API Target

2011 Statewide Rank

2011 Similar Schools Rank

Students Included

Adelante Immersion School

813

A

N/A

6

5

335



Clifford Elementary

802

A

N/A

5

5

559



Fair Oaks Elementary

725

5

730

2

1

303



Garfield Elementary

657

7

664

1

1

473



Hawes Elementary

693

5

698

1

2

237



Henry Ford Elementary

809

A

N/A

5

8

269



Hoover Elementary

728

5

733

2

2

634



John F. Kennedy Middle

672

6

678

1

1

795



John Gill Elementary

755

5

760

3

1

250



McKinley Institute of Technology

720

5

725

3

5

374



North Star Academy

992

A

N/A

10

10

537



Orion Alternative

847

A

N/A

7

3

105



Roosevelt Elementary

725

5

730

2

3

242



Roy Cloud Elementary

876

A

N/A

8

8

606



Selby Lane Elementary

704

5

709

1

2

520



Taft Elementary

774

5

779

4

6

353


*"A" indicates this school scored at or above the Statewide Performance Target of 800 in 2011. A school with an API or above has no growth target, but must maintain an API of at least 800.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 15, 2013
Hello Lynda -

Another resource to understand a neighborhood is researching data within the properties Census Tract.
This property is in the following Census Tract 6102.01

Let's schedule an appointment to go over this information and discuss other areas.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 6, 2013
This is an investment property. Are you an investor, or do you intend on living there?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 6, 2013
Hi Lynda,

Should you need to research "crime" in any area I would recommend you use http://www.crimereports.com

Realtors® typically do not comment on "crime & safety" due to Federal/State anti-steering law exposure. Once you enter an address go to the "Incident Layers" tab to select what type of information is important to you. Next, choose the duration of time you want to look at under "Date Range" (now limited to a 6-month view).

While Crimereports covers Morgan Hill, if the area you are looking in is not covered by crimereports.com try these alternate sites:
http://tinyurl.com/a34pmyc



-Steve
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 6, 2013
As for Realtors we are not really able to give you an answer to the safe or unsafe of a neighborhood
reasoning is that it could be perceived as steering a client into or away from a certain neighborhood, which is AGAINST THE LAW and Realtors have to be very careful. That's why we usually recommend
to our buyer clients to do their own research, usually to start on certain sites on the internet...

But I further always suggest to my buyers to drive through neighborhoods of their interest at different days and different times to get to know the neighborhood and to see if it fits their needs and taste.
Once my clients have zeroed in on a particular property or properties I always suggest to visit the local police department for input, explore the village website, and yes if they want to knock at the neighbors
doors and ask what they like about their neighborhood....

But yes that type of information a buyer needs to explore on their own, agents can help with where to
go to find the info...

Hope this helps...
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 6, 2013
Agents are legally limited about what they can say about neighborhoods....I always suggest doing your crime research on this site: http://www.crimemapping.org
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 6, 2013
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