The Ideal Report Card
August 16, 2018
The quality of an area’s school districts makes a big difference to homebuyers with children, as well as those thinking about resale value. When Ideal Homes is deciding where to build a new homes community, our #1 criteria is locations that are served by superior quality schools. In the Oklahoma City metro region, where education is also a priority, we have a lot of choices. The schools here have been recognized repeatedly by national media—U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, The Washington Post—for academic excellence. The Deer Creek School District in Edmond has made this area the most sought-after in the Oklahoma City metro area. Deer Creek Elementary School gets your children off to a great start! Experienced teachers, outstanding test scores, and stellar parent reviews are just a few of the reasons you should consider living in this district. Another one is Deer Creek High School. This “10”-rated public school reflects the qualities that contribute to a top-notch school: superior academics, low student:teacher ratio, a broad range of extra-curricular opportunities, 100% graduation rate, and equity for students of all levels (e.g., disadvantaged, gifted, with disabilities). Ideal Homes’ three Edmond communities—Northbrooke, Valencia, and The Reserve at Valencia—are served by the Deer Creek School District. Moore is ranked one of the best places to raise a family in the Oklahoma City area. We have three communities here, where residents send their kids to top-rated schools. Wayland Bonds Elementary School—a national Blue Ribbon School—earned a perfect “10” from GreatSchools and an “A+” on Oklahoma’s state report card. Student test scores for math, science, and social studies soared above the state average! GreatSchools also reported that these young students are making far more academic progress, both over their previous year and in comparison to students in schools across the state. Southridge Junior High and Southridge High Schools continue the Moore tradition of delivering quality education. Like Moore, Norman is ranked among the top five places to raise a family around Oklahoma City. Ideal Homes has four communities in Norman: Greenleaf Trails, Little River Trails, Trail Woods, and Red Canyon Ranch. Norman Public Schools (NPS) has invested countless resources in the education of the community’s young people. From technology to the arts, gifted and talented to English learners, NPS strives to ensure that every student is well-served. The families who live in our Mustang communities of Somers Pointe and Skyline Trails enjoy the benefit of the schools in this area. Another top suburb to raise a family (with a very low unemployment rate), the Mustang schools present another highly rated educational experience. Mustang High School provides superior academics, college readiness, and a near-perfect graduation rate. Mustang Middle School offers a low student:teacher ratio of just 14:1, lower than the state average and ideal for a personal classroom experience. Sundance, the Idea Homes community in Choctaw, is served by the Choctaw-Nicoma Park Schools. The four elementary schools, two intermediate schools, two middle schools, and one high school give nearly 5,700 area children an educational advantage. As you consider moving your family to the Oklahoma City area, you have many choices of cities and towns that will give you the lifestyle you want. With 63 floor plans, 18 communities in 7 towns, and dozens of new construction homes that are move-in ready, you have plenty of options! Talk to us at Ideal Homes to find the right home and location.