Brose - rankings don't tell all. Sure, they should be considered, but I, too, would like to encourage you to visit the schools and ask questions that pertain to your child. See if there is a PTA facebook site for the school you're considering and ask questions of parents there. But, in the end, your child will have an individual experience at the school, and it will be heavily dependent on the specific teacher/s (not something you can control). Best of luck. As a mom of 4, I feel for you.