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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.

$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,198
SQFT
Ridgeview Codm #2000-L
10101 Ridge Manor Terrace
Damascus, MD 20872
Price Change - a week ago
$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
949
SQFT
Tiers At Sil Spr #E
1631 Carriage House Terrace
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Price Change - 4 days ago
$200,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
19955 Drexel Hill Circle
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
ROGERS FORGE Subdivision
$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
The Waterford #204
3333 University Boulevard
Kensington, MD 20895
$203,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
950
SQFT
Brookstone Codm #4-C
13304 Kilmarnock Way
Germantown, MD 20874
$204,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
8646 Welbeck Way
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
MCCONKEY - MONTG VILL Subdivision
Open House 09/23 at 3PM
$204,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,010
SQFT
The Carolyn Condominium #104
614 Sligo Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
$204,999
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
902
SQFT
Takoma Overlook #715
7333 New Hampshire Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$205,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
8702 Drexel Hill Place
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
ROGERS FORGE Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
783
SQFT
Woodmont Springs #101
160 Talbott Street
Rockville, MD 20852
$205,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
8636 Welbeck Way
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
MCCONKEY - MONTG VILL Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$206,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
454
SQFT
Willoughby Of Ch #1002N
5500 Friendship Boulevard
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
New Listing - a week online
$209,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,278
SQFT
Hyde Park Phase #59
429 Christopher Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
$209,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
495
SQFT
Willoughby Of Ch #1101N
5500 Friendship Boulevard
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
$209,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,231
SQFT
Americana Centre #310
118 Monroe Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Price Change - a week ago
$209,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,385
SQFT
Maryland Mutual #11 Inc. #242D
3148 Adderley Court
Silver Spring, MD 20906
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$209,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
9808 Brookridge Court
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
MCKENDREE Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,421
SQFT
Hyde Park #133
419 Christopher Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Price Change - 23 hours ago
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,402
SQFT
Hyde Park #72
411 Christopher Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Open House 09/30 at 2PM
$211,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
731
SQFT
Vistas At Washingtonian Woods #306
921 Hillside Lake Terrace
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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