By GreatSchools, Inc.
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How good are the schools in your community? Find out with the GreatSchools Finder. Locate and map nearby elementary, middle, and high schools or search listings across the U.S. View detailed ratings, reviews, and test scores from GreatSchools - the nation's most trusted independent source of school performance information for over a decade. Now you can use GreatSchools on the go. Whether you're a parent, real estate professional, or education researcher, finding great schools is now at your fingertips. For iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
• Search the latest school information for more than 125,000 K-12 schools in the U.S., including public, public charter, and private schools.
• Map and compare schools for any city, based on your current location.
• Filter schools by public or private, grade level, distance, GreatSchools Rating, Community Rating, or enrollment size.
• Browse parent reviews, recent test scores, and district info.
• Save schools to your personal list of favorites for quick retrieval later.
• Share schools with family and friends.
Note: This application only searches for K-12 schools within the U.S. It is available internationally for users who want to search within the U.S.
For more education information from PreK-12th grade, visit: www.GreatSchools.org.
What's New in Version 1.3
• Fixed bugs introduced by iOS 6
• All views now appropriate for the 4-inch screen if needed
I was hoping to be great schools app allow me access to some of the better features of the website. Being map based I expected it to incorporate things like school district and zone boundaries bit it does not. Negative complaints about the app from two years ago are still present such as needing to tap a button to re-search and losing filters. More importantly, map view info of schools changes with map refreshing, and if overlooked, provides false great schools community ratings. Lastly, there are no external links for additional info that is absent from the app. I could go on, but as I already uninstalled the app since it didn't meet my needs it seems like a waste of my time. For most people I would recommend skipping the app and using the full website. I would only recommend the app to those who want to quickly find schools without more info such as realtors or limited bandwidth.
Great for house hunting
Not home purchases aren't always based 100% on schools, the schools in an area tend to have significant influence in family relocation. This app is great for families relocating to unfamiliar areas due to job transfer, etc. the only recommendation I have is to add the ability to select more than one type of school at a time for those that have children at various ages & levels of school.
I love this app!
For anyone looking to review schools before your child is going to transition at any age-this app is very helpful! I also have had to move several times with my job and found this app a great resource to find the right school for my kids. The only thing I wish was that this app showed the extra curricular activities etc for each school as well. Thank you all in advance for this app!