I am new to Phoenix, and we are going to purchase a home soon. How do I begin comparing schools?

Asked by Winaz, Avondale, AZ Tue May 5, 2009

We are looking at home in Avondale, Goodyear, Palm Valley, and the Litchfield Park areas. My oldest will go to kindergarten in 2010. I need some help in getting started finding the right school district and area for us.

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Lisa Miller, Agent, Peoria, AZ
Tue May 5, 2009
I think you need to go to some of the sites that Paul offered. Everyone has a different opinion - PERSONALLY, I think that the Peoria Unified School District is great for gifted children, but if your child has special needs at all, forget it. I have talked to people that disagree, but I have a child with a learning disability who happens to be parapalegic and they just couldn't see past her wheelchair. That is my PERSONAL opinion. Check out all of the districts on the websites listed below. You will be able to compare "Report Cards" on the schools. There are many districts in the Phoenix Metro areas. Find a Realtor that will be able to help you with finding information. Good luck !!!

-- Lisa
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Donald Keys, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Tue May 5, 2009
You may want to consider the Peoria School District. I have many clients and inquiries asking about schools and I often hear comments from parents "I want to buy a home in the Peoria School District".

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Paul Welden, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Tue May 5, 2009
Hi Winaz,

You can use the Web sites I listed below to help you.

But probably the most important site is from the AZ Department of Education http://www.ade.az.gov/srcs/find_school.asp?rdoYear=2007

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Lucinda Tkach, , Phoenix, AZ
Thu May 7, 2009
Hi thanks for your inquiry!

I hope this helps! It is very important to start your research now! I would even drive neighborhoods prior to your purchase! I have young children too and appreciate your concerns! Also ask a lot of questions!

Feel free to contact me anytime for any questions, accurate lists of homes available! Please log on mysite for a monthly letter!

Lucinda Tkach
Windermere Central

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Winaz, Home Buyer, Avondale, AZ
Wed May 6, 2009
Thanks for those sites! I will start doing some comparisons today.
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