The State of California just released the updated API scores for all San Carlos schools. As discussed in previous blog articles, it is important to note that the API scores of schools offer only a limited glimpse into the success of the school. That being said, fair or not, they have a resounding effect on real estate values. Below are the most recent APIs for all San Carlos schools. Scores for Carlmont and Sequoia will be released in September. Schools are given a numerical score between 200 and 1000.
* SAN CARLOS ELEMENTARY (district): 900 (vs. 882 last year)
* Arundel Elementary: 917 (vs. 891 list year)
* Brittan Acres Elementary: 907 (vs. 894 last year)
* Heather Elementary: 861 (vs. 814 last year)
* San Carlos Charter Learning Center: 900 (vs. 887 last year)
* White Oaks Elementary: 913 (vs. 899 last year)
* Central Middle: 881 (vs. 871 last year)
* Tierra Linda Middle: 921 (vs. 906 last year)
Bob – unless and until the elementary school zoning boundaries are re-established, I’m interested in your view as to what extent you believe the API scores will continue to be a driver in real estate values. If I were a buyer with a full understanding of how enrollment works in the SC district I would be less inclined to pay a premium for a property zoned for a particular school.