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Wendy Remley, Real Estate Pro in Clearfield, UT

Are certain schools better than others in the Marysville area?

Asked by Wendy Remley, Clearfield, UT Mon Jul 7, 2008

We are considering relocating to the Marysville area. I have four kids, so finding a high quality public school is important for me. Any schools I should try to be near? Any I should avoid? I think we will either rent or live in company housing for a year or so so that I can get a feel for the area, as I have no idea what is a "good" part of town to live.

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You might also visit the "Washington State Report Card" Website....I have attached the link specifically to Marysville for your convenience. This will show you WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning) Scores for 3rd - 10th Graders which are taken each year and help to evaluate the schools student averages. Here you go!!

http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/summary.aspx?groupLevel=Dis…

I do want to clarify, I routinely work with clients to sell or buy homes in Marysville, as I mentioned it is a wonderful community. But since the level of the schools' overall performance seems to be a large concern for you....I wanted to be sure you have as much information as possible to aid you in your home buying decision.
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Forgot to add - if you do move into the MSD, the best elementary is Allen Creek, the best middle school is Cedarcrest (if one doesn't win the lottery for a space at 10th Street School), and time will tell about the new high school. Not sure if they've decided on boundaries for who will attend the new HS on Getchell. MSD does a LOT of bussing, so that's another thing to watch out for. My aunt bought a house in the very desireable Allen Creek area and her kids are getting bussed to Quil Ceda elementary starting this fall. NOT a good place to be...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 12, 2008
I would strongly advise against moving into the Marysville School District. It's an awful system and the middle schools especially are experiencing a lot of problems w/discipline and violence.

I love Marysville, it's a great town and it growing so much. But if I could do it over again, I would have bought in Lakewood, Arlington (Smokey Point Area) or Lake Stevens. There are parts of Marysville, near Sunnyside, that are actually in the Lake Stevens school district. This is the perfect compromise, in my opinion.

My son will start middle school in the fall of 2009 and we've decided that if the market is more favorable at that time, we will sell our home and move into Lake Stevens (Soper Hill Road area) or Sunnyside. If selling doesn't look good, we plan to put him into private school.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 12, 2008
Here is the Seattle Times School Guide link that describes public and private schools around the Puget Sound. Marysville is the farthest north they mention, but it is a good place to begin.

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/schoolguide/?vort…

Best of luck with your transition!

Gina
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 7, 2008
In addition to the advice below, talk with parents in the area. Find out who's on the PTA at schools you might be considering, and give a few of them a call. Similarly, if you have any particular interests (anything from GT programs to special education programs, seek out parents with kids in similar situations to yours. Talk to them and find out what it's really like, on a day-to-day basis, in the schools you're considering.

Hope that helps.
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
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I spent a few years selling New Construction in Marysville over the last few years and I can tell you honestly the Marysville school district is struggling. Although a wonderful community their schools are in much need of bonds to pass to really take the schools to the level they need to be bringing them to a higher statewide average. You might consider nearby Lake Stevens, or even more south if "high-quality" public schools are what you are seeking. My three children attend the Snohomish schools (also not too far away) and I am just delighted with two major school bonds recently being passed, we are moving up the ranks each year. I have a great link on my website that provides more detailed information about our states schools including teacher-to-student ratios, and so much more.

http://www.key2yourhome.net/index.cfm/page/41291/Schools_and…

You might also check the Relocation Digest button on that same link and it will provide the inside scoop on area cities, including Marysville. Such as Economic Demographic and Age Demographic which might help you with your home-buying decision.

Feel free to call with any questions about the area and best of luck to you and your family.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 7, 2008
Check the ISD website Good luck http://www.lynn911.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 7, 2008
If you go to my website http://www.washingtonrealestate4u.com and click on find a home - on the left side there is information on school. You can do a search on all schools in the Marysville school district. It will show you stats. It is a great site.

Karen
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