Congratulations on your decision to make the move to our area! I think you'l love it! The Goddard School District is highly respected and it's community is very family friendly! Other school systems that get a lot of atention are Maize and Valley Center which are West and North-west respectfully. On the east part of our area the Andover school district is highly desireable. You can look up more school infomation on my website at http://www.WichitaWatefront.com.
Keller Williams Signature Partners
My biggest concern from an outsider point of view was with the high schools. When you have a GOAL of 71% of the students passing the math test at what I understand to be one of the better (public, non-magnate) high schools, that worries me. Of course, I grew up in a small town, so maybe my expectations just aren't realistic.
In the end everyone's outlook and goals are different, and you just have to do what's best for yourself and your family. Good luck!
We started looking on our own, but you really do need a realtor to help you. For example, it's easy to do an internet search for homes in Maize/Goddard/Andover, but it's easy to miss all the homes with a Wichita address but still in those desired school districts (and there are a lot). We ended up with a home with a Wichita address but in the Andover school district. As a bonus, the taxes are much lower then if we had an Andover address.
Moving can be a huge task....especially when youngsters are involved. I would be happy to send you a relocation package, provide an area tour when you are in town and answer any questions beforehand that you might have. I work with a lot of families, and having an elementary and jr high school student myself, may be able to provide helpful information. Please feel free to email or call me if I can be of assistance.
Charlotte Patterson, Realtor, ASP 316-409-0398 CharlottePatterson@cox.net