For young families moving to a new city one of the biggest challenges isn’t just finding a suitable home, but rather, locating an ideal school for their children’s studies. It’s no good buying up that ‘dream home’ if there’s no suitable school nearby after all, not unless you’re willing to spend over two hours commuting every single day, anyhow.
With that in mind, real estate listings website Cruvita.com has set itself the task of making home search that much easier with its new Cruvita School Score index. The Cruvita School Score is powered by a unique algorithm that ranks and assigns scores to public schools across America. The score is based on a variety of factors including the quality of the school and also socioeconomic to assist consumers in deciding where to live.
Cruvita says its School Score index is based entirely on “objective data”, as opposed to public opinion. In other words, it doesn’t really on hearsay but actual facts, including educational data and also housing trends. Cruvita says its ranking is so detailed that it’s extremely rare to find two schools with the exact same score, which helps to eliminate the problem of not being able to choose between two schools. The index has also assigned a standard grade score nationwide for every school, so for example, a Grade B+ in Arizona is equal to a Grade B+ in Maryland, further helping to avoid confusion.
Cruvita launched its School Score index in mid-2015, and quickly hit a milestone of 80,000 school rankings by September of that year. Since then, Cruvita’s index has expanded from its initial domains of Maryland and the Washington DC metro area, Baltimore Maryland, the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, Raleigh-Durham, and West Palm Beach/Fort Pierce Florida, and now also incorporates school rankings for New York, Dallas/Fort Worth, Michigan, and many other metropolitan areas besides.
Perhaps one of the best things about Cruvita’s platform is it can be used by home buyers and real estate agents alike. Home buyers can simply search by zip code or city to find that perfect school, and then hone in on the best homes nearby, while real estate agents can use the schools data to help those who’ve already settled on a property to do the same thing.