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GreatSchools Ratings FAQ

Read these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about how GreatSchools Ratings are calculated and what they can tell you about a school.

Is your school safe for your child?

Concerned about safety issues at your child's school? Take these questions along on your next visit, and get an insider's view.

Insider tricks for assessing elementary schools

Our resident school-choice expert offers deal-breakers and red flags on assessing elementary schools from a distance.

Insider tricks for assessing high schools

Our resident school-choice expert offers deal-breakers and red flags on assessing high schools from a distance.

Making a school district work for you

Wondering how to use the system to get your child into a great school? Check out these insider tips from a parent advocate.

Terms we use to describe schools

This glossary provides definitions of the most commonly used school terms used in our school profiles.

Seven essentials about charter schools

Tempted to go charter? Keep these facts and factors in mind when researching your educational options.

School choice: what are your options?

How much choice do you really have? It depends on your local school district as well as your state's policies on school transfers.

Insider tricks for assessing middle schools

Our resident school-choice expert offers deal-breakers and red flags on assessing middle schools from a distance.

Charter Schools Offer an Array of Choices

In many areas, charter schools give parents a wealth of alternatives to their neighborhood school.

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