What are the best school districts (for elementary schools) in the South Bay area? Are there any modern apartments located in those areas?

Asked by ADJ, San Jose, CA Wed Sep 12, 2012

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Michelle Car…, Agent, Coppertino, AL
Sat Oct 13, 2012
There are many ways to define "best schools." One way is the Academic Performance Index or API score. It just so happens an updated report just came out today.

You can see the entire API report for Santa Clara County at http://www.michellejudycarr.com/PageManager/default.aspx/Pag…

Another resource is GreatSchools.net, where parents rate the schools. Many of the best schools are located in older established neighborhoods without modern apartments. Evergreen is one area with many newer properties and overall high API scores you may want to consider.

I offer a special search function that allows buyers like you to search by school name, API scores and more. Let me know if you'd like a free account. Just Call 408-252-8900.
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Great answer as always, Michelle!
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charles butt…, Agent, san jose, CA
Wed Sep 12, 2012
Thank you for your question ADJ:

That is a very subjective decision.

I recommend the Saratoga Schools or the Cupertino schools. However homes in the Saratoga and Cupertino area are very expensive.

The Campbell and Santa Clara Schools are also very good, and the homes in the Campbell and Santa Clara area are less expensive than Saratoga or Cupertino.

For more information, you may call me at my cell phone: (408)509-6218

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
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Steven Ornel…, Agent, Fremont, CA
Wed Sep 12, 2012

My fellow Agents and Brokers have touched on the qualitative aspects of your decision; however, I assume API score is one of the variables you will review when making this decision. The easiest way to find this information is by:

1) Going to: http://www.SchoolAndHousing.com
2) At the top of the page, under “Mobile”, hold your mouse over "School Locator" and then select "Find Schools by API"
3) Select the County, School Type, and API range
4) Select between API Score, API Momentum, or Price-API Ratio

These sites may be of help in finding a rental:


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Thank you
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Terri Vellios, Agent, Campbell, CA
Wed Sep 12, 2012
What do you consider the Best Schools? Are those school scores? If so I have a PDF I can email you of all the schools ratings. Drop me an email and I'll send it to you.

Are you looking for rentals when you refer to Modern Apts.? There are a few areas with newer apts. for rent, I can think of Avalon on Winchester in Los Gatos.
Web Reference:  http://www.terrivellios.com
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