If you are asking this questions strictly from a home resale respective, the scores are the thing. From my years doing real estate in California, I can tell you the number of times I heard the refrain, "I will not look at school districts with API scores under 900." This led to school districts in Mission in the East Bay having premiums (!!) of $150,000 over homes outside the district. Metro Tulsa schools don't have close to this variance, but we expect the gap to widen over time.
However, bear in mind that many of these schools are very one dimensional, so consider for your kids, the art, music athletic programs that are available, and giving them a well rounded education. Also note that many kids don't do well in a hypercompetitive environment, the atmosphere can be stifling for some very bright, creative kids. So, if you are able to narrow down to a few schools, talk to the parents and the kids going to the schools, I know it's a lot of work. GreatSchools.net previously recommended by Susie has parent reviews of schools, an excellent resource.