Two high schools in Placer County recently posted very high marks on their SATs.
Students who took the college-entrance test during the 2015-2016 school year at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy in Rocklin and Granite Bay High averaged scores above 1700! The two schools are among the top 5 high schools in the region when it comes to SATs, according to data from the California Department of Education. Only five of the schools listed in the data scored higher averages than 1700.
Also scoring well was John Adams Academy in Roseville (1676) and Rocklin High School (1623).
The SAT is a standardized test that assesses core learning topics including math, reading and writing. The highest possible score in 2400.
Take a look at the data here.
Good schools and property value
Schooling and quality educational opportunities are important factors to families for obvious reasons, especially if they are looking to relocate.
Homes in excellent school districts, on average, are valued higher than other comparable homes in areas with lower-performing schools. In some cases, homes within distance of good schools were mostly immune to declining values in some markets.
Demand in areas with better schools is also strong. This totally makes sense because families put a high premium on quality schools. Realtor.com concludes that more than half of these families pay more than they had intended for the right school district.
You can learn more about the finding the right school in our free Guide to Buying in Placer County.