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I am looking for some information on the Westchester, Pa area...are the schools comparable to the Great?

Asked by Christine, Chicago, IL Wed Feb 4, 2009

Valley schools? Are there any areas anyone would recommend for young families that are new to the area?

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Christine,

I moved to West Chester 16 years ago. Much of my decision to live in WC was based upon the quality of the schools. Both of my children attended WC public schools, and I have been extremely impressed with the teachers and administration. You can't go wrong if you move ANYWHERE within the WCASD.
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The Philadelphia Area offers a wonderful enviornment to relocate to with a family. If you research the city vs. the suburbs, I am sure that you will find a place that suits your family. There are also many organizations that help families relocating with children to meet people and become acquainted with what the Delaware Valley offers. The other realtors gave great websites to find out about the school districts etc. The local newspaper Philly.com is very informative about the local community and probably would help you decide which area best suits your family if you are relocating here. Good Luck!!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 11, 2009
The web sites are great resources for information about schools. When you have a real estate license in Pennsylvania, it is illegal to voice opinions about schools or families or more desireable places to live.
I will tell you that West Chester Area School District is about 3 times the size of Great Valley Area School District.
http://www.gvsd.org/index.pl

http://www.wcasd.k12.pa.us/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 4, 2009
Christine,

Check out a few of these links.

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/education/school_report_card/

http://www.schoolmatters.com/

http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/go/PA

http://www.psk12.com/rating/USindexphp/STATE_PA.html

http://www.publicschoolreview.com/public_schools/stateid/PA

http://www.gvsd.org/index.pl
http://www.wcasd.k12.pa.us/

Welcome to Pennsylvania. Let me know if I can help.

Regards,

Pete Simonetti
REALTOR, MBA, ABR
Weichert Realtors
610-687-4400 x125
mainlineagent@gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 4, 2009
Hi Christine:

Philadelphia Magazine posted school rankings in PDF form:
http://www.phillymag.com/files/images/Full_ranking.pdf

Other good sources of school reports are:
http://www.greatschools.net/
http://www.schoolmatters.com/
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/education/school_report_card/

If I can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me anytime!

Kindest Regards,
John (John B.) Badalamenti
Associate Broker/Realtor
Certified Residential Specialist
Weichert, Realtors
610-409-9911
johnb@subphillyhomes.com
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