Monday, November 22, 2010
Public schools are often a consideration for buyers when they are looking to purchase a home in Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue or anywhere across the country. Seattle Public Schools recently released a district wide report on state test scores and yearly improvement rates. Eighty-two schools were involved and rated from 1-5, one being low passage rates and little improvement and a 5, the contrary. Twelve schools in the district got a perfect score, but almost just as many received a 1. District leaders have said that if these rankings don’t improve in the next couple of years, replacing the staff or closing schools may both be possible consequences. Schools will be provided funds to carry out improvement plans, and those with the lowest scores will get the largest dollar amounts. Hopefully, this increases the emphasis put on the importance of education in our communities. To get more details of schools where you own your Seattle home, or are looking to buy a home, please click one of the following Seattle neighborhoods: Madison Park, Madrona, Mt. Baker, Capitol Hill, Lake Union, Belltown, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Laurelhurst, Ballard, or West Seattle.