Another site you should check-out is http://www.city-data.com. It compiles lots of data on each town such as avg income, avg housing price, crime stats, etc. The most helpful section to me was the blog much like this one.-Real people give you real answers to your questions about the town(s) your investigating.
Happy house hunting!
At http://www.GailGladstone.com you can click on "school info" and pull up any schools anywhere in the country and compare them.
Feel free to contact me offline with any questions you may have...I am in North Shore Long Island.