According to a Realtor.com report, most home buyers are looking to purchase their next home in a “good” school district. This requirement has priority over many other “must-haves” on their list. Click on the link below for more details.
There are several ways that residents and buyers use to measure “good” performance. Many people use the “Great Schools” rating system which bases performance on a 1-10 scale. The older measure used by the California Department of Education – “API” or Academic Performance Index score is no longer utilized in California, 2013 is the last year this metric was used (although some people still rely on this data). High schools are often evaluated based on advanced placement curriculum and the ability to produce measurable academic outcomes (see U.S. News and World Report, Best High Schools).