One Big Advantage to Living in the Raleigh, NC area: Our Schools. Parents, remember to sign up for a specific calendar or Magnet School – the March 4 deadline is approaching!
I am sure you are aware that when it comes to real estate the most important thing in determining a home or property value is location, location, and location. One very important factor that contributes to the value of a particular location (neighborhood, community, municipality, etc.) is the quality of the school system.
For those who own real estate in the Raleigh, NC area, we are blessed with an excellent public school system. The Wake County Public School System receives a 7 out of 10 rating based on student test scores from GreatSchools. This is a well recognized organization that is funded nationally by such organizations as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robertson Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation.
You can check out the ratings of the Raleigh area schools here: Top-Rated Raleigh Public Schools
Another good source of information regarding Raleigh area schools is the NC Report Card website. The reports here include important information about student performance, class size, school safety, and teacher quality in the schools of North Carolina.
The following example chart shows the results for West Lake Middle School.
If you are newcomer to the Raleigh area or have moved to a new home, you will want to visit the Wake County Public School System website: Newcomer One-Stop Info Center
Important reminder for parents and students: the application period for the Wake County Public School System calendar and magnet schools will opened on Feburary 21 and continues through March 7. Don’t miss the deadline!
Apply here: Application for a Magnet and/or Calendar Choice