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GreatSchools Local

Combining the strengths of GreatSchools as a national media and technology platform with local knowledge and relationships, GreatSchools Local is a partnership with local schools, community organizations, and city agencies to bring the best information and tools to families.

GreatSchools Local builds on GreatSchools' 15 years of experience serving parents through the GreatSchools.org platform and through on the ground programs in Milwaukee, DC and Indianapolis. This cost-effective solution enables partners to leverage these valuable resources and experiences, as well as GreatSchools' tremendous reach to parents (currently over 50% of families with children in the United States), to deliver meaningful, localized information to help families make well-informed decisions about their children's education.

Features of a GreatSchools Local site include:

  • Custom region-specific landing page and supporting pages;
  • In-depth profiles of area schools, including local school ratings, details on programs, and rich community insights;
  • Details about school climate, including issues like safety, teacher collaboration and family engagement;
  • "Navigating the system" articles with information about school options, district enrollment rules and local application deadlines;
  • Wide distribution of locally relevant school information, to help schools and families find a great match; and
  • A platform for community engagement and
    conversations about local school quality and
    expectations for children's education.


The first GreatSchools Local sites are launching in Detroit, Indianapolis and Milwaukee. We plan to expand GreatSchools Local to additional new sites in 2014 and are seeking cities/regions interested in a long-term partnership to equip parents with accurate, current, and relevant local school information and educational support.
To learn more about GreatSchools Local, and about the site selection process, cities/regions should contact our Local team for an initial assessment and to determine costs.