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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
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
991
SQFT
3473 Hewitt Avenue 105 #105
Silver Spring, MD 20906
THE MONTEREY CODM Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$200,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,250
SQFT
18715 Ginger Court
Germantown, MD 20874
GERMANTOWN PARK Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
783
SQFT
Grosvenor Park #1525
10201 Grosvenor Place 1525
Rockville, MD 20852
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,195
SQFT
3310 N Leisure World Boulevard 6-511 #6-511
Silver Spring, MD 20906
FAIRWAYS NORTH AT LEISURE WORLD Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,115
SQFT
Fairways North C #425
3310 Leisure World N Boulevard 425
Silver Spring, MD 20906
$205,000
Commercial For Sale
Active
MONTGOMERY-MD
COUNTY
Crown Pointe Ii #240
610 Professional Drive 240
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$205,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,286
SQFT
Newport Est Sec #135
12 Benji Court 135
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Price Change - yesterday
$205,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
3,701
SQFT
Ventura Codm #104-32
3423 Castle Way 104-32
Silver Spring, 20904
$206,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
454
SQFT
Willoughby Of Ch #1002N
5500 Friendship Boulevard 1002n
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$207,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
978
SQFT
10216 Ridgeline Drive
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
CLUBSIDE Subdivision
$209,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,231
SQFT
Americana Centre #310
118 Monroe Street 310
Rockville, MD 20850
$209,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,385
SQFT
Maryland Mutual #11 Inc. #242D
3148 Adderley Court 242d
Silver Spring, MD 20906
$209,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
940
SQFT
Flower Oak Condominium #302
8308 Flower Avenue 302
Takoma Park, MD 20912
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
940
SQFT
Sierra Landing C #201
11512 Bucknell Drive 201
Silver Spring, MD 20902
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,053
SQFT
8 Monroe Street 201 #201
Rockville, MD 20850
AMERICANA CENTRE Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,273
SQFT
Breckenridge Cod #302-268
9810 Leatherfern Terrace 302-268
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
820
SQFT
Mica Codm @ Silv #610
1220 Blair Mill Road 610
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Price Change - 2 days ago
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
922
SQFT
Longmead Crossin #2CC
6 Normandy Square Court 2cc
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Price Change - 7 days ago
$210,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,026
SQFT
10015 Ridgeline Drive
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
CLUBSIDE Subdivision
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
770
SQFT
Grosvenor Park #716
10401 Grosvenor Place 716
Rockville, MD 20852

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