65% Of Good Schools Found In Expensive Areas

Posted at 5:52 PM, Nov 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-19 18:52:17-05

Realty Trac released a study Thursday that showed a majority of the nation's good schools are located in areas the average family cannot afford to live.

The organization surveyed test scores at 27,000 schools across the nation. It also looked at the home affordability in 7,200 zip codes from cost to cost.

Of the 1,823 zip codes with at least one good school, 1,192 were located in areas where the average wage earner could not afford to purchase a home without spending more than one-third of the income. That's 65% percent of the nation's highest rated schools.

In the Greater Nashville area there were 13 schools located in zip codes where the average family could not afford to live.

  • Percy Priest Elementary, Nashville
  • Glendale Elementary, Nashville
  • Edmondson Elementary, Brentwood
  • Walnut Grove Elementary, Franklin
  • Lakeview Elementary, Mt. Juliet
  • Indian Lake Elementary, Hendersonville
  • Clovercroft Elementary, Franklin
  • Oakview Elementary Franklin
  • Allendale Elementary, Spring Hill
  • Nolensville Elementary, Nolensville
  • Union Elementary, Gallatin
  • Lockeland Elementary, Nashville
  • Lascassa Elementary, Lascassas

There were ten schools in the Greater Nashville area where good schools were located in affordable neighborhoods.

  • Bethpage Elementary, Bethpage
  • Rock Springs Elementary, LaVergne
  • The Discovery School at Reeves, Murfreesboro
  • The Discovery School, Dickson
  • Thurman Francis Elementary, Smyrna
  • College Grove Elementary, College Grove
  • Heritage Elementary, Thompson’s Station
  • McFadden School of Excellence, Murfreesboro
  • Blackman Elementary, Murfreesboro
  • Harpeth Valley Elementary, Nashville

According to the  Realty Trac survey, in areas with at least one good school the average price for a home was nearly double the average price of a home in a zip code that did not have a good school.

To view more on the survey, click here.