The answers to your questions about admissions at SFUSD are in my blog http://fogcityguide.com/
I just republished the article from my old format for you.
I was raised here and I live and work on the westside.I am a parent of two daughters that both attended Lowell. One a graduate and one a senior I am active in school issues as a Realtor and konw the market for homes in the areas. I've been through the process that you are entering and would love to work with you.... more
It is a really good time to sell in West Portal, limited inventory. As with most neighborhoods, values vary street by street, so it really depends on where exactly you are in WP. The value range you have indicated for your home is really competitive at the moment, so you would likely receive multiple offers if your home is correctly marketed. At the same time you have to realize that you will be buying back into the same competitive market. If weather is the single component you are trying to improve upon then I would suggest Noe Valley as good option, but it is probably one of the most competitive presently. Depending on other factors you could definitely upgrade the weather and still get more house and the village feel you are accustomed to in Bernal Heights. Are you public transit dependant? If you travel frequently for work or commute south Bernal is a fantastic option. 10 minutes to SFO and right off the 101/280 split.... more