Great schools can have a tremendous effect on housing values. Anyone living in East Cobb County can attest to this. When you're purchasing a house you're also buying into a school district, so it's important to educate yourself. For help with this often arduous process, head over to greatschools.org.
As you'll see, the site is truly comprehensive. It covers topics on everything from preschool to high school. Lucky for you, there's a section dedicated to the process of finding the right school, and it goes way beyond just listing test scores. You can find specific info on students and teachers, breakdowns of extracurricular activities and academics, and much more. There are also parent reviews and a message board where you can submit questions. Possibly the greatest feature is the table that lets you compare school statistics side by side. Best of all, greatschools.org takes the headache out of school research by organizing what you need to know in an easy to understand format.