Echoing exactly Patsy's suggestion to begin your research with Greatschools.org (http://www.greatschools.org/
). The site offers feedback from both parents and an 'unbiased' rating system, in addition to things like student-to-teacher ratios and comparisons to other schools in the immediate area.
For questions specific to a particular community of interest, I recommend calling the school board directly. Contact information is provided for each institution right on Greatschools.org.
Another site I often recommend to parents is City-Data (http://www.city-data.com/
) for additional community and school info that is "for the people by the people", and free of agent input.
All my best!
Lisa Moroniak | REALTORÂ® | Service360Â°
Keller Williams Realty
Licensed in VA