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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 - a week online
$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
902
SQFT
7333 New Hampshire Avenue 115 #115
Takoma Park, MD 20912
OVERLOOK HILLS Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
854
SQFT
Grosvenor Park Iii #305
10401 Grosvenor Place 305
Rockville, MD 20852
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$203,999
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
834
SQFT
10201 Grosvenor Place 1618 #1618
Rockville, MD 20852
NONE AVAILABLE Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$205,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,026
SQFT
10015 Ridgeline Drive
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
CLUBSIDE Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$205,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,050
SQFT
9941 Ridgeline Drive
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
CLUBSIDE Subdivision
$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
New Listing - a week online
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,020
SQFT
11915 Parklawn Drive 203 #203
Rockville, MD 20852
WALNUT GROVE CONDOMINIUMS Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$205,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
750
SQFT
40 Stoney Point Court
Germantown, MD 20876
BRANDERMILL Subdivision
$207,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
978
SQFT
10216 Ridgeline Drive
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
CLUBSIDE Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$209,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,385
SQFT
3148 Adderley Court 242d #242D
Silver Spring, MD 20906
ROSSMOOR MUTUAL #11 Subdivision
$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
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$209,700
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,133
SQFT
Ashmore @ German #303
19622 Galway Bay Circle 303
Germantown, MD 20874
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,135
SQFT
Grosvenor Park Ii #111
10500 Rockville Pike 111
Rockville, MD 20852
$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
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
922
SQFT
Longmead Crossin #2CC
6 Normandy Square Court 2cc
Silver Spring, MD 20906
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,299
SQFT
Waters House Cod #B
20547 Shadyside Way B
Germantown, MD 20874
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
770
SQFT
Grosvenor Park #716
10401 Grosvenor Place 716
Rockville, MD 20852
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
774
SQFT
Hilltop Codm #5
7734 Maple Avenue 5
Takoma Park, MD 20912
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$210,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
11 Stoney Point Court
Germantown, MD 20876
BRANDERMILL Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
980
SQFT
7333 New Hampshire Avenue 820 #820
Takoma Park, MD 20912
TAKOMA PARK Subdivision

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