Thanks for being patient with me! I’ve updated the google maps pages for high schools and middle schools ratings for the 2012-2013 school year. Elementary schools will be following but because there are a billion elementary schools it’s taking me a little longer.
Changes: Texas has gone to a different kind of rating, and has scored schools differently than years past. I’ve included the Index 1 Score for each of these schools on the map (hence the slow progress ) which you can see when you click on a specific school. The breakdown is as following:
Red = Scored 90 or above for 2012-2013,
Green = Scored 80-89 for 2012-2013,
Blue = Scored 70-79 for 2012-2013,
Yellow = Scored 69 or below for 2012-2013
Everyone who has paid for access to these maps in the past should be able to access the new data as I saved over the old maps. Please leave comments in this blog post if you can’t access them for high school and middle school yet and I will try to fix all the bugs.
Oh yeah, Google is changing around how they do their maps. If you’ve saved your links to “My Places” like I suggested you do, you may have to hunt around for that link. I found it under the settings icon on the right hand side.
One final thing, then I’ll sign off. Someone asked me why I didn’t include ZIP codes in the map. ZIP codes are not necessarily good indicators of school boundaries because the lines are drawn on a street level, not on a ZIP code level. So some 78751 kids will go to Lee Elementary and some will go to Ridgetop Elementary, and I didn’t want you to think it was a guarantee by seeing it on my map. You should always check school boundaries when you are looking at a house by checking out what the MLS data says, or by entering the address here.