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A Great Education in Montgomery County Schools

Montgomery County public schools consistently rank among the highest achieving in the nation. In fact, six Montgomery County High Schools received awards in U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 America’s Best High School rankings, which rate how well schools prepare students for college: Montgomery Blair in Silver Spring, Richard Montgomery in Rockville, Walter Johnson in Bethesda, Thomas S. Wootton in Rockville, Walt Whitman in Bethesda, and Winston Churchill in Potomac.

Montgomery County is known for its aggressive programs to help students achieve advanced proficiency in math, science, and literature. The Washington Post’s Challenge Index, which ranks schools by the proportion of students who take tough Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses, picked five of its top 10 area schools from Montgomery County: Richard Montgomery (#2), Poolesville (#5), Bethesda-Chevy Chase (#7), Churchill (#8), and Wootton (#9).

Many schools now offer the International Baccalaureate program such as Bethesda Chevy Chase, Einstein, Sprinbrook, Rockville, Kennedy, Seneca Valley High School, Watkins Mill High School and Richard Montgomery. Other schools offer programs for high achieving students such as the Ulysses Program at Northwest High School and the Advanced Placement Power Scholars Program at Clarksburg High School.

Outstanding schools boost home values

If you are thinking about making a move to Montgomery County MD, there are several tips that our Team would like to share with you. As excellent as Montgomery County schools are overall, some stand out by most measures: Churchill, Whitman, Wootton, Walter Johnson, and Richard Montgomery. As you might expect, the areas feeding those high schools see noticeably stronger home values. Many of the neighborhoods around these schools are in fact quite upscale. Homes in these neighborhoods tend to hold their value better in real estate downturns.

Here’s how to get started

Location, location, location is the magic formula when matching your future Montgomery County home to your child’s future school. You’ll want to figure out the feeder zones for each school and the school assignment of properties you’re considering. Once you’ve determined what areas interest you, check out data about each neighborhood school—elementary, middle, and high. Every school has a two page report that describes its student body demographics, test scores, and teacher qualifications. Visit Schools at a Glance to pull up any of these reports.

The Myers Team can help you evaluate school information as you make your home buying decision. For example, we know about plans for future boundary changes, including ones that affect the Wootton High School cluster. You can also research boundary changes yourself. We have helped clients purchase homes near central bus stop locations for magnet and gifted programs to make the commutes easier on their children. Call us today to get started: 301-910-9910.

Once you have moved to Montgomery County, it’s time to register, assuming your child is the right age (at least five and no more than 21 at the start of the school year), you’ll need to contact your home school and obtain the proper paperwork from them. You’ll also need to be able to document your child’s age, identity, residency, and immunization status.

Search the Multiple Listing Service for Montgomery County, MD Homes for Sale – Click on the map to refine your search according to your needs. You can register to get alerts, save favorites, make property notes and save your searches.  Email The Myers Team at bobmyersteam@gmail.com for a list of Coming Soon properties, which are not included here.

New Listing - 3 weeks online
$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
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949
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Brookstone Codm #7-I
13300 Kilmarnock Way
Germantown, MD 20874
New Listing - a week online
$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
BATH
1
½BATH
1,222
SQFT
Kenmanor #202
3355 University Boulevard
Kensington, MD 20895
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$200,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
BATH
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½BATH
19955 Drexel Hill Circle
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
ROGERS FORGE Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$204,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
BATH
1,196
SQFT
South Shore Harb #7-B
20412 Shore Harbour Drive
Germantown, MD 20874
Price Change - a week ago
$204,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
BATH
928
SQFT
Riverstone Codm #2-C
13113 Millhaven Place
Germantown, MD 20874
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$204,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
BATH
1,420
SQFT
Rossmore Leisure #5-430
3330 Leisure World Boulevard North
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
BATH
1
½BATH
1,356
SQFT
3956 Chesterwood Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20906
MONTGOMERY CHASE CODM Subdivision
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
BATH
943
SQFT
Wintergate At Lo #8-13
2700 Snowbird Terrace
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BATH
454
SQFT
Willoughby Of Ch #2002N
5500 Friendship Boulevard
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
BATH
1,036
SQFT
Washington Tower #507
9701 Fields Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
BATH
922
SQFT
Longmead Crossin #4AD
14913 Cleese Court
Silver Spring, MD 20906
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$208,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
BATH
950
SQFT
Wintergate At Lo #7-28
2715 Snowbird Terrace
Silver Spring, MD 20906
$208,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
BATH
1,111
SQFT
Churchill View C #6-G
12914 Churchill Ridge Circle
Germantown, MD 20874
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$209,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
BATH
933
SQFT
Wintergate At Lo #11-5
14104 Valleyfield Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20906
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
BATH
912
SQFT
Grosvenor Park Iii #208
10401 Grosvenor Place
Rockville, MD 20852
$209,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
BATH
1,117
SQFT
Promenade Towers Coop #710N
5225 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
Price Change - a week ago
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
BATH
1,273
SQFT
Breckenridge Cod #303-241
9720 Leatherfern Terrace
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
New Listing - 6 days online
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
BATH
1
½BATH
877
SQFT
The Forum #1010
11801 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
BATH
1,231
SQFT
Americana Centre Condo Assoc #1010
118 Monroe Street
Rockville, MD 20850
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
BATH
922
SQFT
Longmead Crossin #7BF
14903 Mc Kisson Court
Silver Spring, MD 20906

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