For school information see link--http://www.greatschools.org/ as for a neighborhood--consider taking the time and visit more than once and at different times of day, drive around, look at anything of importance to you, possibly chat with locals, etc., then make your determination, where will your comfort level best be reached.
I'd be happy to provide you with more information about West Haven. There are many affordable homes available and I can provide you with information on nearby schools (public/private) & homes, depending on what you're looking for. Call me at 203-239-4663 ext. 139 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope you had a great Valentine's Day!!