What will I find on the School Details page and where does education data come from?
Janine Sieja - Release Mgr
posted this on November 03, 2010 03:46 pm
Schools and education data appear in two places on RPR: the School Details page and the People tab of the Neighborhood Details page.
School Details pages show general information and ratings for public, private and charter schools, provided by RPR partner GreatSchools (http://www.greatschools.org), the country’s leading source of information on school performance.
A School Details page is accessed from a neighborhood search or a property search. When searching a neighborhood, look for the “Schools Nearby” link in the sidebar of a Neighborhood Details page. Or, from a Property Details page (for a listing or a public record), look for the same “Schools Nearby” link in the sidebar below the neighborhood information.
The Summary tab of the School page gives basic information such as the school’s address, grades served and enrollment. This page also shows the school’s GreatSchools rating, with a maximum of 10 stars, as well as the average rating for schools in the area. The charts on this page show race and ethnicity at the school, test scores and more. You can link to active listings associated with the school, too.
The Reviews tab displays parent reviews for the school, from most recent to oldest. These reviews are provided by GreatSchools. The average review rating and total number of reviews are shown.
GreatSchools tries to update all data at least once a year in every state, using the most recent available information from either the state Department of Education or the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). RPR updates its data from GreatSchools annually.
The People tab of the Neighborhood Details page summarizes the educational attainment of residents of a neighborhood. The data shown here comes from the U.S. Census.
Please note that the percentages shown reflect the highest educational achievement of an area's residents. In the chart above, about 7% of the residents of Cupertino, CA, have a high school diploma, while about 38% have a high school diploma, college degree and post-graduate degree.