In addition, I would be glad to share our experience, and send you school snapshots in pdf version.
Real Estate Consultant
Congratulations on your relocation to Maryland? Is your job going to be based in DC? If so, are you going to be commuting by metro or car?
Thre are many affordable neighborhood in Montgomery County depending upon what type of house you are interested in. The Montgomery County school website ranks all the schools in the area by test scores.
This will give you a good place to start. From there each school has it's own website. There are many private schools as well.
Lisitngs can be sent to you via e-mail if you would like to provide some more specifics on price range and style, type of house.
The best place to learn about schools is to look at the Montgomery County Public School website. Montgomery County has wonderful schools. I would be happy to send you info on affordable housing in Montgomery County. Please feel free to call or e-mail me.
There is a website called http://www.greatschools.com that compares schools.
Be careful of any REALTOR that tries to tell you which schools are bad or not bad. This could be considered "steering".
Go to my website and click on the left-hand button labeled "Schools". It will route you to a non-partisan analysis of school performance throughout Maryland. This should help you make an informed & objective decision.