School Districts To Consider
Colorado Springs is an excellent city for schools. In all, Colorado Springs has around 180 schools and 15 school districts within its extended area, and many of these rank highly in educational attainment lists for, not just Colorado, but the country as a whole.
Some of the school districts in the immediate Colorado Springs area are:
- Fountain District 8
Cheyenne Mountain District 12
Widefield District 3
Harrison District 2
Colorado Springs District 11
Academy District 20
Falcon District 49
There are also districts centered around outlying communities like Peyont, Manitou Springs, and Ellicott.
As mentioned, Colorado Springs is home to a high concentration of top-ranked schools, like The Vanguard School, Classical Academy High School, Cheyenne Mountain Elementary, and Cheyenne Mountain High School.
There are also a number of post-secondary colleges and universities, such as Colorado College
University of Colorado Colorado Springs, US Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Technical University, and Colorado State University Pueblo.
Here's a list of the School Districts in and around Colorado Springs:
Browse Homes in Colorado Springs School Districts
- Academy School District 20
- Big Sandy School District 100J
- Calhan SChool District RJ1
- Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
- Colorado Springs School District 11
- Cripple Creek-Victor School District 11
- Edison School District 54JT
- Elbert School District 200
- Ellicott School District No. 22
- Fountain Fort Carson School District 8
- Harrison School District 2
- Lewis-Palmer Consolidated School District No. 38
- Manitou Springs School District 14
- Miami-Yoder School District
- Peyton School District
- School District 49
- Widefield School District 3
- Woodland Park School District RE2
Buying a Home Based on School District
Why are school districts so important for real estate?
Buying a home is more than just purchasing a physical property, like a condo or a house. You’re also, in a sense, buying what the area around that property has to offer. Put differently, the value of a home is partially dependent on the reasons why someone would want to live in the community that it’s a part of. This includes things like:
Nearby amenities and employment opportunities
The quality of surrounding homes
And of course, schools fall into this picture as well.
If you have kids (or plan on having kids) then your kids will need to go to school, so living in an area with good schools is preferable to one without (all else being equal). This is how schools can not only add to the quality of life that comes with a certain property, but also add to the value of the property itself. So, even if you don’t have kids (and never will) it can still be important to take into account the quality of surrounding schools, since this will have a big impact on resale value.
Paying attention to school districts rather than specific schools is a good way to assess the overall quality of schools in an area. This is because the district administers all the schools within a certain area, and so is a big determinant of their general quality and effectiveness. Any area could have a specific outlier school head-and-shoulders above the rest, but a student won’t stay there forever, pretty soon they’ll graduate out and you probably don’t want them to either experience a large step-down in quality, or have to commute a long distance to get them to a roughly equivalent school.
So, when buying a property anywhere, pay attention to the local school districts, what they have to offer, their reputation, and the types of schools they administer, as this will indicate a lot about what your kids will get out of your new home and provide a potential boost to the resale value of your new investment.
If you'd like to learn more about homes in school districts across Greater Colorado Springs, contact RE/MAX Properties Inc. today!