Bellamama, Home Buyer in Downingtown, PA

Which are the best school districts in Chester county (and/or surrounding areas?)

Asked by Bellamama, Downingtown, PA Thu Feb 24, 2011

We are looking to relocate to suburban PA from center city, Philadelphia. School district is our number one priority. Coming in at a close second is a family friendly neighborhood of homes less than 20 years old, preferably less than 10 years old. Looking for 3-4BR, at least 2.5 bath with a basement, preferably finished. Work is in Chestnut Hill and Center City, so commutability is also important. We were planning for Moorestown, NJ because of the schools but the home prices and taxes are just prohibitive for newer homes.

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Nick & Trudy…, Agent, Devon, PA
Wed Mar 9, 2011
Schollmatters is a good site but also the Philadelphia inquirer publishes a list of school reports as well, I have given the link in the web reference below.
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Nancy Pageau, Agent, Malvern, PA
Tue Apr 5, 2016
Hello Bellamama,

Chester County has many excellent school districts, depending on specific needs. If you are looking to know what works best for your family, feel free to contact me and I can send you a list of school sites that may be of help. There are many issues that factor into where you would like to settle and call home, l would be happy to share any information I have with you. Good luck in your search!
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Nick & Trudy…, Agent, Devon, PA
Tue Mar 22, 2011
Hope you identified some good school districts and areas in which to search, if you still need help identifying developments and communities, feel free to contact me.
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Gita Bantwal, Agent, Jamison, PA
Sun Mar 20, 2011
There are great schools in Philadelphia and suburbs. You should go to or Also go to the school in person and get a feel for it. Then find out which neighborhoods have homes in your price range that are suitable for you and also base it on the communte to work.
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nabila qurai…, Agent, exton, PA
Wed Mar 16, 2011
You may find this to be a useful resource in your research.

AYP, or Adequate Yearly Progress, is a key measure of school performance established by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The Pennsylvania Department of Education evaluates all Pennsylvania public schools and districts annually for Adequate Yearly Progress based on the results of the spring PSSA testing cycle and measures of participation, attendance, and graduation.
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Kurt Ostebo, , Royersford, PA
Thu Feb 24, 2011 this site can help you in disovering which schools are best
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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Thu Feb 24, 2011
Hi, You should check out,, and These sites wil give you very detailed infor and reports to help you with your decision. Good luck!

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
GREEN Designated Agent
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
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Bellamama, Home Buyer, Downingtown, PA
Thu Feb 24, 2011
I do understand the limitations of real estate brokers. However, I did not think it would be inappropriate ask for information regarding which school district is top ranking. Plenty of homes are advertised as being in "top rated" or "highly desirable" school districts by real estate agents.

Thank you for the link. I will surely check it out!
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Thu Feb 24, 2011
Since real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods, consider researching areas and schools on your own beforehand--for helpful information see link...
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