It is no secret in the real estate industry that in a slow housing market, neighborhoods with strong school systems tend to maintain their home values better than the market overall. With that fact in mind, home owners and real estate agents alike should be aware of the results of the 2010 Accountability Ratings for Texas Public Schools and Districts.
The Humble Independent School Board reported the state’s 2010 results at its August board of trustees meeting. The District received a “recognized” rating and had 17 campuses earn “exemplary” status.
Just this week, Kingwood High School sent out a letter to parents with the school’s individual State of Texas 2009-10 School Report Card. “This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in the public schools,” said Melissa Hayhurst, KHS principal.
The state’s report card can be found for any school district or individual public school in Texas by using the Academic Excellence Indicator System found on the following website: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/aeis/2010/index.html
The report card gives detailed information concerning students’ performance as well as information concerning expenditures, average class size and student-teacher ratios.
With this report, the state of Texas makes it easy for home buyers to factor in school quality when looking at home prices. Spend some time looking at the performance of your neighborhood schools. Your home value may depend on it.