The nation earned a “C” average, but Florida home owners just got the news that their area’s reputation boasts a “B+” in comparison. That honor is good enough for fifth in the nation, and Florida took home the top honors for closing the performance gap between high earners and low income households. This further proves many local claims that the Central Florida area isn’t as prone to poorer districts reflecting poorly in as many cases as other states. The Florida School Board’s high standards for children in math, reading, and science seems to be paying off as FCAT scores increase, and now by having the honor of being the “Quality Counts” report’s recipient of 5th best in the nation.
The four states ahead of Florida on the overall rankings were Maryland, New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. Schools have often been a great indicator of real estate value because of how important good schools are to both families and businesses. You can feel better about considering a home in Lake Mary, Longwood, Orlando, and many other great real estate opportunities throughout Central Florida by knowing that the area has great schools.