I have to say I debated about publishing this list.
The best schools in Salem-Keizer defined strictly by the test data of the recent report card that came out. One of the most difficult things about being a real estate agent is everyone wants to know what is THE BEST school, as if there really is one. Best is a subjective concept and the fact is that you can have an exceptional school that has a difficult class one year that may pull test scores down. It also seems like a bit of a slap in the face to the teachers who work in some of our schools without the economic advantages. Exceptional as well as average teaching happens at every school.
I decided to go ahead and write a post because I think parents are capable of sorting this out. When you are considering schools as part of your home buying experience, you generally want to pick an area that has a long history of strong schools. This goes hand in hand with good resale and desirable neighborhoods, and yes, they tend to be more expensive. I can tell you that this list flip flops year to year, but generally these schools are always up there. For those of you on a budget, I also encourage parents to look at areas with improving schools. If you have the time to get involved and be a parent volunteer you can help to contribute to making that school even better.
Anyway…without further ado…
The top 10 elementary schools in Salem-Keizer
- Clear Lake (Keizer)
- Rosedale (south Salem)
- Schirle (south Salem)
- Candalaria (south Salem)
- Chapman Hill (west Salem)
- Sumpter (south Salem)
- Morningside (south Salem)
- Optimum Learning Center (Charter school Keizer)
- McKinley (south Salem)
- Gubser (Keizer)
The top 5 middle schools in Salem-Keizer
- Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School (Charter school)
- Judson (south Salem)
- Howard Street (Charter school)
- Walker (west Salem)
- Crossler (south Salem)
The top 3 high schools in Salem
- Sprague (south Salem)
- West Salem
- McNary (Keizer)
If you are wanting to relocate to Salem Oregon and want to learn more about our local schools, you can read more about them at at the Salem-Keizer site.
So, one of the ways to improve Salem schools would be to encourage people to buy on, and invest in, the North Side of Salem. Do you have a strategy for contributing to the city’s wellbeing in this way?
I don’t understand your comment.
Do I have a strategy for improving Salem’s schools via the sale of real estate? No.