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Old 11-19-2015, 09:01 AM
 
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27040 - Vienna Elementary School
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Old 11-19-2015, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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One issue with this analysis: I am in ZIP 27107, which includes parts of both Forsyth and Davidson counties. This ZIP code includes some very poor-performing schools. It always includes some of Davidson County's best performing schools: Wallburg Elementary, Oak Grove Middle, and Ledford High. So you could have an "affordable" home and be in a very poor school, or be in a good school (I won't say great, since IMO none are truly great in this area).

When we moved here, we also looked at a subdivision that straddled the Forsyth/Guilford county line. The Guilford side went very well respected Oak Grove schools, while the Forsyth side went to much lower regarded schools in Forsyth (I don't recall which). But I suspect the entire subdivision shared the same ZIP code. Though in this case, the homes wouldn't have been "affordable" by this study's definition.
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Old 11-19-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Southport
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One issue with this analysis: I am in ZIP 27107, which includes parts of both Forsyth and Davidson counties. This ZIP code includes some very poor-performing schools. It always includes some of Davidson County's best performing schools: Wallburg Elementary, Oak Grove Middle, and Ledford High. So you could have an "affordable" home and be in a very poor school, or be in a good school (I won't say great, since IMO none are truly great in this area).

When we moved here, we also looked at a subdivision that straddled the Forsyth/Guilford county line. The Guilford side went very well respected Oak Grove schools, while the Forsyth side went to much lower regarded schools in Forsyth (I don't recall which). But I suspect the entire subdivision shared the same ZIP code. Though in this case, the homes wouldn't have been "affordable" by this study's definition.
I'm not sure I'm following your point. The analysis isn't suggesting the entire zip code meets the criteria, its saying that the specific school attendance zone within the zip code meets the criteria. I think its designed to help people use sites like Realtor. com and Zillow.com by being able to search those sites by zip code, then determine which houses in that zip code are in the specified school attendance zone.

In other words, merely giving the school name would not be much help, because you can't do a search by school name/attendance zone.
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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My point was just that it can be difficult to determine the quality of schools by ZIP code, but perhaps that's not the point of the analysis. Your last comment is a good one - I wish it was possible to search for homes assigned to a certain school (while keeping in mind that school boundaries do change periodically).
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