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The 10 Best (and Most Affordable) School Districts in the Country

May 30 2013 - 6:37am

Whether you're planning a move or just want to check out how your region ranks, ZipRealty [1] has compiled its first-ever list of the country's top school districts in areas with the most affordable housing.

The rankings were generated by weighing each district’s ZipRealty School Score against the median price per square foot in that district. The School Scores are derived from the performance of each school district, including elementary, middle, and high schools, on a scale of 1 to 10 and are based on test score data as well as student/teacher ratios.

Wondering if your hometown made the top 10? Click through, and found out!

No. 1: Westonka Public Schools

Metro Area: Minneapolis, MN

Median Price Per Square Foot: $112

School Score: 9.6

Source: Flickr user Ron Reiring [2]

No. 2: Geneva Community Unit School District 304

Metro Area: Chicago, IL

Median Price Per Square Foot: $123

School Score: 9.4

Source: Flickr user Dan Perry [3]

No. 3: Lake Oswego School District

Metro Area: Portland, OR

Median Price Per Square Foot: $167

School Score: 9.6

Source: Flickr user Ben Amstutz [4]

No. 4: Tredyffrin/Easttown (T/E) School District

Metro Area: Philadelphia, PA

Median Price Per Square Foot: $177

School Score: 9.2

Source: Flickr user Bob Snyder [5]

No. 5: Eanes Independent School District

Metro Area: Austin, TX

Median Price Per Square Foot: $207

School Score: 9.0

Source: Flickr user Ed Schipul [6]

No. 6: Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District

Metro Area: Westchester, NY

Median Price Per Square Foot: $250

School Score: 9.9

Source: Flickr user William Avery Hudson [7]

No. 7: Highland Park Independent School District

Metro Area: Dallas, TX

Median Price Per Square Foot: $287

School Score: 9.2

Source: Flickr user DRAMOS19 [8]

No. 8: Mercer Island School District

Metro Area: Seattle, WA

Median Price Per Square Foot: $295

School Score: 9.3

Source: Flickr user Patrick McNally [9]

No. 9: Lexington School District

Metro Area: Boston, MA

Median Price Per Square Foot: $321

School Score: 9.7

Source: Flickr user Danielle Medina [10]

No. 10: Irvine Unified School District

Metro Area: Orange County, CA

Median Price Per Square Foot: $328

School Score: 9.2

Source: Flickr user Trader Chris [11]


Source URL
http://www.popsugar.com/moms/Best-School-Districts-Country-30648894