Thank you for putting your children's education on the top of your list when starting your home search. Generally speaking three districts typically have higher ratings that others throughout Palm Beach County; Jupiter, Wellington and Boca Raton. Either Wellington or Jupiter will work for you from a locational standpoint. In Wellington you will be 14 miles inland but still have a very high quality of life and very favorable home prices. In Jupiter you have an amazing seaside location and in my humble opinion the best spot to raise a family in South Florida. My daughter has attended elementary, middle and high school in Jupiter and is a junior this year at Jupiter High. Not sure how much you know about the area but here is an article I wrote about Jupiter that you may find interesting. That is our puppy Kiwi on the beach and Jupiter truly is one of the happiest seaside towns you will find anywhere.
One of my favorite sites when it comes to school ratings is http://www.greatschools.org
and if you have an iPhone check out their app which is also a fantastic tool. I love their site, use it often and highly recommend it to my clients who are interested in finding the best schools for their children's education. GreatSchools profiles public, private and charter schools and has a great format for readers to leave comments. Besides their rating system the comment section is the best place to go to get real life feedback from children who attend the schools as well as their parents.
You might also want to check out the Florida Department of Education School accountability reports which are also a wealth of information and can be accessed with this link;
After doing your homework on-line I always recommend parents visit the school live and in person prior to making any purchasing decisions in that district and if you need assistance let me know as I would be happy to show you around.
Clearly defining your housing goals paying close attention to not only location but budget and condition you are willing to accept and having your pre-approval or proof of funds up to date and ready to go is the key to success. In this market you have to be ready to act quickly when the right opportunities present themselves. I would enjoy the opportunity to be on the list of RealtorsÂ® you interview be very happy to work with you towards meeting your goals.
Always at Your Service,
Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"
Keller Williams Realty