Homes.com has created Homes.com School Scores, a ranking system to help buyers and sellers find and compare local school information. Since younger homebuyers consider school quality to be a key decision point, this new feature lets consumers make more informed decisions when searching for their next home.
Aligned with the Homes.com mandate of making the homebuying process easier, this newly released school ranking system helps consumers determine the caliber of schools in their search area. The Homes.com School Score is calculated from state test performance data of public schools and assigns a letter scale from A+ to D based on rank. To determine the ranking, state test scores for an individual public school are compared to other public schools in that state with the same education level.
“With young families and millennial homebuyers placing a higher value on homes located near quality schools, Homes.com is focused on making their buying process easier by offering useful tools and information to make better purchasing decisions,” said Dave Mele, president of Homes.com. “Homes.com’s School Scores give potential buyers a quick view of how local schools compare to other schools in the same area.”