Its been a long time since I have posted on this Schoolsparrow blog; several years in fact. To be honest, I did not know if I could even gain access, but here I am writing a blog post for the first time in 5 years. Totally unacceptable! I will from this moment forward add a blog post once a month. Wait a minute while I add a recurring reminder in my calendar….done.
A lot has happened in the last 5 years. Schoolsparrow 2.0 was relaunched in 2016 with additional performance data for Chicago Schools, and a Schoolsparrow scoring system was introduced that took into account metrics beyond test scores, including class size, budget per student, and survey responses from parents and students. We even took into account a “bullying” score.
More recently, Schoolsparrow 3.0 was relaunched in April 2018, now including school performance data for Chicago and the suburbs (formerly it was Chicago Pubic Schools only). And finally, just 3 short weeks ago, Schoolsparrow 4.0 was relaunched including school performance data for 38,000+ schools nationwide in 25 different metropolitan areas. Whew. Very soon Schoolsparrow will start incorporating real estate data from local MLS’s through local partner brokerages, and it looks like Denver will be the first city to be fully operational with school performance data, the school boundaries and available for-sale properties, all allowing for our unique Home + School Search. Los Angeles and Washington DC should be close behind, as well as Miami and Austin where partner brokers are still being identified.
Our core service has not changed: we allow consumers to quickly find the top 30 schools that have real estate for-sale right now that match their requirements. At the moment, no other real estate website matches this ability to quickly and concisely provide a list of schools with qualified real estate. We offer our services as real estate brokers to buyers that care about school choice. We’ve learned a lot about schools throughout Chicagoland and we are excited to share our knowledge with our buyer clients. Please check it out at https://schoolsparrow.com.