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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 - 6 days online
$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
968
SQFT
The Knolls At N #900-F
12200 Peach Crest Drive 900-F
Germantown, MD 20874
$200,000
Commercial For Sale
Active
MONTGOMERY-MD
COUNTY
4 Professional Drive 127 #127
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
MONTGOMERY PROFESSIONAL Subdivision
$200,000
Penthouse Unit/Flat/Apartment For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
748
SQFT
4242 East West Highway 1011 #1011
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
RIVIERA OF CHEVY CHASE Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
783
SQFT
10201 Grosvenor Place 1525 #1525
Rockville, MD 20852
GROSVENOR PARK Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$204,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,092
SQFT
Esprit Codm #1
25 Pickering Court 1
Germantown, MD 20874
Price Change - yesterday
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
972
SQFT
Lakeview Codm #1-C-302
20205 Shipley Terrace 1-C-302
Germantown, MD 20874
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,036
SQFT
Waters Edge Nort #B
18700 Caledonia Court B
Germantown, MD 20874
New Listing - 4 days online
$206,343
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,286
SQFT
1615 Poplar Run Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20906
POPLAR RUN Subdivision
$208,900
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,007
SQFT
12303 Braxfield Court # 5 ## 5
Rockville, MD 20852
BETHESDA PARK Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,064
SQFT
Farmingdale Codm #3
18231 Swiss Circle 3
Germantown, MD 20874
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,115
SQFT
Fairways North C #917
3310 N Leisure World Boulevard 917
Silver Spring, MD 20906
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$209,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,078
SQFT
3127 W University Boulevard 3127d-7 #3127D-7
Kensington, MD 20895
MONTGOMERY CENTURY Subdivision
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
496
SQFT
721 Erie Avenue 5 #5
Takoma Park, MD 20912
TAKOMA PARK/MONTG COUNTY Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$209,950
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,053
SQFT
150 Monroe Street 101 #101
Rockville, MD 20850
AMERICANA CENTRE Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,077
SQFT
5225 Pooks Hill Road 618s #618S
Bethesda, MD 20814
NONE AVAILABLE Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
858
SQFT
Wintergate At Lo #1-33
2812 Clear Shot Drive 1-33
Silver Spring, MD 20906
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,036
SQFT
Washington Tower #1107
9701 Fields Road 1107
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,244
SQFT
Turnberry Courts #101
3005 S Leisure World Boulevard 101
Silver Spring, MD 20906
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
991
SQFT
The Monterey Cod #215
3431 Hewitt Avenue 215
Silver Spring, MD 20906
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,120
SQFT
15101 Interlachen Drive 1-222 #1-222
Silver Spring, MD 20906
GREENS AT LEISURE WORLD Subdivision