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Back to school: Top ranked public schools in Santa Barbara County

When searching for a new home, buyers take everything into account, especially if they have school-aged children. Most, if not all parents would be willing to spend a little bit more money knowing their children will be attending school in a district with excellent schools. The community, schools, education, safety and overall environment becomes a priority, as well as an easily accessible location and proximity to the school. Here is a listing of the top elementary and junior high schools in the Santa Barbara area based on ranking, which includes school test scores.

Score of 10 (highest):

Cold Spring Elementary School

Montecito Union School

Mountain View Elementary School

Foothill Elementary School

Hope Elementary School

Score of 9:

Montevista Elementary

Vieja Valley Elementary school

Washington Elementary

La Colina Junior High school

Santa Barbara Junior High

These schools have been reviewed as having great programs that provide fun, enriching programs for their students in a safe and engaging learning environment. They have a strong support base and have many activities for the students to participate in. For more information on California school ratings in the Santa Barbara area, contact Karen Spechler- Santa Barbara Real Estate.