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Find a school with GreatSchools

A brief overview of how to use GreatSchools.org to find a school.

Excellent schools: Harlem Village Academy Middle School

What makes a school outstanding? Academic rigor, long hours, community spirit, and mutual respect are just some of the guiding principals of this high-performing charter.

Switch schools or stay?

One mother grapples with transferring her kindergarten daughter to a new school.

Choosing a school from a distance

Moving? We can help you choose the best school for your child.

Are charter schools better?

A groundbreaking study offers new insights into charters: Are they outperforming traditional public schools, or are they failing their students?

Do uniforms make schools better?

Yes and no, say the experts. The heated debate over school uniforms shows no signs of cooling off.

Choosing a school: have a backup plan

Didn't land your first-choice school? Be prepared with a backup plan.

Switching your child's school midyear

Six tips for deciding to pull your child out before the school year's over.

10 fastest falling California school districts (2012)

The past three years have been tough for these 10 school districts, which have seen their test scores and GreatSchools Ratings fall faster than any other district in the state.

California’s most improved school districts 2012: Spotlight on Whittier

What makes a whole school district improve? Any superintendent will tell you it’s not easy. So when we calculated how high this California district has risen in just three years, we had to find out why.

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