How much do tiers matter for elementary?

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      ChicagoMamma
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      We’re currently tier 3. Looking to move, and house we like is tier 4. Is the difference so significant for elementary (we will test into kindergarten) that we should not move? What would you do? I’ve seen the point split for SEES high school, but not elementary. Any thoughts, stats, experiences, hunches welcome!

    • #11576 Reply
      ES

      Does the house you like have a great neighborhood school? If so, then I would move, if not, maybe wait until you get into your SEES.

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      ChicagoMamma
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      Thanks for the reply. The neighborhood school is 7/10. Is that good? I’m so new to this, I don’t have a good gauge.

    • #11581 Reply
      ES

      Greatschools rating is not always reliable. For example, one of the most sought after Blaine is currently 3/10 on greatschols, go figure.

       

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      ChicagoMamma
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      What would you recommend as a more reliable source?

    • #11585 Reply
      Mr. P

      I agree with @ES. I’ve personally used schooldigger.com because it only rates schools on ISBE PARCC test scores. Great schools has other subjective measures besides test scores, that I think a visit to a school’s open house can better explain.

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