Have you ever been wandering through an open house in San Carlos and wondered what elementary or middle school boundary that home resides in? What about the high school? That’s always a hot topic! You could always ask the agent who is holding the home open, but as I’ve found on numerous occasions, they don’t always know (which is not a good thing), or they are just guessing (even worse.) As I’ve outlined on this site, there are indeed web resources that will give you the school boundaries for the San Carlos Elementary Schools or the Sequoia Union High School District, but doing so involves visiting two different websites, downloading a pdf file, and then searching for the home address. That’s probably OK if you’re sitting at home in front of your computer, but not ideal if you’re in a hurry and all you have is your smartphone. Well, there’s now a better way..
The folks at SchoolandHousing.com have created a cool little site that aggregates all of that information for you on a single page. All you have to do is type in the address of the home you’re interested in, and voila! Up pops not only the San Carlos elementary AND middle school that it’s zoned for, but also the high school in the Sequoia Union High School District you can plan on attending. It also includes the API scores for each of those schools, and a map of where those schools are located relative to that property. All of that on one easy to read web page. Nicely done!
Here’s a screen shot of the output for my listing at 2623 San Carlos Avenue. Note how it provides a list of the three respective schools at the bottom:
Tastes Great, Less Filling?
For those who want a “light” version of the site with just the pertinent info (sans the map and all of the sidebar ads) they even offer a mobile version that should load very quickly on your phone. Here’s what the mobile output looks like for the same address search as we did above:
So there you have it — all of the pertinent school info you need, right on your smart-phone!
Of course, I would be remiss and slightly reckless if I didn’t make the following disclaimer – these boundaries do not guarantee that you’ll get into the home your school is zoned for. Placement in each school is dependent on the available space for a given year. Contact the respective school district for more info…You know the drill.
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