South Huntsville Living
A 7th grade student from Randolph School was recently one of 35 students honored
nationwide as a William and Dorothy Bevan Scholar. Duke University honored this
student for achieving a perfect score on the math portion of the ACT exam!
Congratulations to Tanuj and to Randolph!
When relocating, one of the most common concerns home buyers have is that of the success of local schools. This concern is shared by both young families and by those who do not have school age children. Why? Those who have children want them to be well educated. Those who don't have school age children know that excellent education opportunities support high property values.
When my family moved to Huntsville in 1996, like many of our neighbors, we checked out test scores for various school districts. Quickly honing in on south Huntsville, I then proceeded to visit various schools and chat with school counselors and substitute teachers who work in schools throughout the system. It was only after determining the schools we wanted our children to attend that we began touring homes in neighborhoods within our chosen district. In other words, we purchased our home according to the school district it is in.
Having grown up in a large city with a low performing public school system, we also considered the availability of private schools. Just in case Huntsville's school system would ever fall prey to the destructive forces which had befallen many big cities, we wanted to know that there was a fall back option. Today there are several excellent private and Christian schools as well as a large home schooling network within the community. Our options are wide and all are still highly viable.
With our youngest child now on his way to Grissom high school, we're planning for eventual retirement. While some relocate from one neighborhood to another, south Huntsville is a community which people don't often choose to leave. Residents tend to remain here through retirement, professional circumstances permitting. This longevity of home ownership makes the maintenance of our neighborhoods and property values a high priority. Property values depend on excellent schools. As a community, we remain committed to the quality of south Huntsville education and hope that this common value is one that you share!