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Melissa Peet,  in New Milford, CT

What do people really want to know when they ask which schools are the best in the area?

Asked by Melissa Peet, New Milford, CT Sat Nov 3, 2007

I hate to state my opinion on the best schools in the area and what means the best for one person may not be the same for another. I do redirect clients to local school sites to get stats, but does anyone have any advice on how to answer this question and truly help people identify which school is the best for their child when they are considering a new area? What should they look for, and what specifics and statistics should I be able to provide to help them make an informed decision?

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I refer them to online sources, if I know the academic levels, I will tell them the levels, and still direct them to the sites. There really is sooo much information it is better if they look for themselves.
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I always send people to the online sites too. We also have a magazine that compares schools by graduation rates, number of kids entering college, student to teacher ratio, etc. It is a good idea to offer to take the parents to the local schools once they found a home to make sure they're comfortable with the administrators and the feel of the building. Be sure they know you're coming. I don't really like to comment too much on the schools, it could sound like steering.
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