Where Are The Good Schools in San Antonio?
Where are the good schools or what are the best schools will
Where are the best schools?
generally be brought up fairly early in a discussion with potential buyers new to the area. It is a consideration for many whether they have school age children or not. School boundary areas can affect buying decisions.
While the question is valid, I am limited in my ability to answer. Not because I don’t want to answer but because I lack first hand knowledge. My information is anecdotal at best and that is not the best way to come to a decision on something so important.
I suggest prospective buyers review information on a website like Great Schools. This site has empirical data important for making an informed decision. Potential buyers can make an appointment with school officials before making an offer on a home to acquaint themselves with building layout, administrators and staff attitudes, and to just get a general impression of the schools.
This is an important step and should not be overlooked if one is concerned regarding any special needs your child may have.
San Antonio is a growing city and boundary changes occur as the student population grows beyond the physical capacity of schools. In my neighborhood there have been three elementary school changes over the fourteen years we’ve lived in the area, one middle school change, and one high school change. Where your kids begin their public school education is not necessarily where they’ll finish.
One of our brokerage disclosures is an alert that school boundary changes can occur and your REALTOR has no control over how school assignments are made.
People who live in neighborhood in which you are considering buying may be able to provide some general guidance on how they like the schools. I don’t think anything beats being on the campus yourself to get a general view of how things seem to be run, especially at the elementary school level.
The focus of this post is public schools. There are no boundary issues with private schools, however the decision regarding which school to select and the evaluation process is, to me, the same for public or private school.
Once you decide the school district in the San Antonio area that seems to work for you, let’s work on finding you a home near the good schools.