Schools in 08817

Asked by Aju100, Edison, NJ Sat May 12, 2012

How are schools in 08817 ? I checked greatschools.org seems not impressive .Is this reliable or is there an alternate source to get the schools rating ?

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Mary Petti, Agent, Edison, NJ
Mon May 14, 2012
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Aju,

You will not find the schools in Edison (which has three zip codes) listed separately on most sites.

I will say that of the 340 closings in Edison since January 1, 2012:
154 of them have been in the 08817 zip code
47 in 08837 zip code
and 139 in 08820 zip code, so the area is selling well.

Great school.org is for parents etc to post their thoughts, and it's been my experience that more people will take time to post bad things, and those who think things are terrific never say so. (sort of like thinking your one vote won't mean anything so why bother to vote).
Besides that the last post about Edison High School was November 2011. There are lots of recent posts for the elementary schools .

Every 2 years, NJ Monthly Magazine posts the High School Rankings. The last one was in 2010.
Here's a link to the most recent rankings. Out of 322 high schools, Edison High ranked 177th.
ANY school is only as good as how hard the student works and what works best for that particular student.
https://www.box.com/shared/64q5q1jixe

You can also go to this site, and search school report cards (from the state of NJ) by name of school. Just click the first letter of the school you want and scroll to that school, then click the blue hyperlink to get the school statistics.
http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc10/menu/E/A.html
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Joan Congilo…, Agent, Freehold, NJ
Mon May 14, 2012
That site is pretty reliable but you can research further by contacting the Board of Education in that town and ask them about their curriculum, class sizes, programs and test scores
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Asha Dave, Agent, EDISON, NJ
Sun May 13, 2012
HI,

Fill free to visit my website http://.www.northedisonhouses.com
you will find school links and view all sat score and rating of schools.
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Vishal Maher…, , New Jersey
Fri Jun 22, 2012
Aju,

I would recommend http://www.greatschools.net which is pretty good. Unless, If there is a brand new school (within last 2-3 years), you may not be able to find ratings on the website.

Vishal.
http://www.vishalmaher.com
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Asha Dave, Agent, EDISON, NJ
Wed May 23, 2012
visit my website.......... http://.www.northedisohouses.com
for school
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Aju100, Home Buyer, Edison, NJ
Wed May 23, 2012
Thanks everyone and special thanks to Mary for your detailed info. it was very useful...appreciate it.
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Robert Bruck…, Home Seller, West Caldwell, NJ
Wed May 23, 2012
My experience with the school reports is that they are only a guide. Some schools that do not have very high scores can still be very good schools. Some schools with the highest scores, may not be that great. You have to see what type of school works best for your kid. The school reports are merely a guide, they don't give you a complete picture. School ratings are based on many factors. You ought to go ot the schools and see for yourself. Edison has many excellent schools. There are other excellent schools in that area as well. Many times, great schools encounter great challenges. These challenges cajse initial test scores to fall. Statistics don't always tell the full story.
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