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In our previous post, we introduced our newest product set, Context. Now, we’d like to show how this kind of local insight impacts important decisions, such as buying a home. For many, one of the biggest factors in searching for a home is finding a good school. It doesn’t matter how perfect the house is, how friendly the neighborhood is, how idyllic the setting is-- if the school is not up to par, then it could break the deal. Finding that perfect house in the right school attendance zone is now much easier. Imagine that you are relocating to a large city in a district with excellent schools in addition to schools with less-than-favorable ratings. You want your children to have the best education possible and, at the same time, you are investing $350,000+ in a 5BR/4BA 4000 SQ FT home. You want to ensure that the home is zoned to one of the better schools rather than to one that is failing academically. It’s critical that you find a home in the school attendance zone of your choice. Unfortunately, it is very possible to make a purchase using unreliable information. You need access to data that links the house to both the school attendance zone and to school performance data. Knowing where the house is in relation to school attendance zones is key. There have been countless cases around the country where the changes and confusion over school boundaries have impacted sales and property values. Click through to the articles at the bottom of this post for examples. With Maponics School Attendance Zone Boundaries data, a real estate portal or realtor can show the school boundaries in relation to a property. Now, with the addition of Context (Maponics School Attendance Zones + Maponics Context), realtors and portals can show their clients the homes zoned to schools that meet their minimum criteria.
This kind of precise syncing and searching is unprecedented. Only Maponics makes this possible. Nobody else offers the complete package of school boundary geometry coupled with school performance data that homebuyers can readily use in real estate purchase decision-making. We provide a simple rating that shows how each school ranks among its peers based on student assessment data from the state's department of education. We also provide the percentages of students meeting or exceeding state standards on reading and math tests. We make it easy for you to know how well a school is doing at a glance, all within the context of a school attendance zone. Moreover, with our data, one can refine their search to schools that offer Advanced Placement courses or use the International Baccalaureate curriculum or offer year round instruction. Stay tuned, and we’ll continue to break out use cases that show how Context gives revolutionary insight into real world geographies. Cory Martin Senior Engineer Examples of cases of school boundary confusion and changes: The New York Times: Paying Top Dollar in a Top School District The Dallas Morning News: Lewisville ISD parents continue to push for rights to Frisco ISD