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Find the Right Schools in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Baton Rouge SchoolsIf you're thinking about buying a home for sale in Baton Rouge LA and your kids are still in school, or you’ll soon have kids in school, you need to find the right home near the best schools in Baton Rouge.  If you don’t you could end up regretting buying your home, and that kind of buyer’s remorse is something most people want to avoid.

But certainly your real estate agent can tell you what schools in Baton Rouge are best, right? No. Doing so is actually not legal.  Fair housing laws have been put in place to prevent agents from giving their opinion on schools.  Why? It’s been found that some agents in recent years have been labeling schools as "bad" to swing the sales of homes toward more affluent neighborhoods, even to the point of segregation. So it comes down to you as a parent to research the best schools in Baton Rouge for your children. Then of course your agent can help you find the right home near the school you personally think is best.

There are at least 3 questions you should ask when finding the right school in Baton Rouge.

What school will you child attend?

You may think this is an obvious question, and it is, that’s why many people forget to ask it. There are hundreds of schools in Baton Rouge, so that means you have a lot of schools to choose from. The EBR Parish Schools System’s website has a feature to help you see where your child will attend based on where you live.

What are the numbers?

Test scores can say a lot about a school, even if they don't tell you everything about a school. An impartial perspective can be found on a school rating website such as They use test scores, reviews, and other factors to rate the best schools in a given area. is another website that rates schools based on similar criteria.

What about reputation?

Ask around. Find out what people are saying about a particular school or schools in an area you want to move to.  If you know people in the area, you can ask them.  You might even meet with the principal of a school to get an even closer look, presuming you can make such an arrangement. See if they can give you a tour of the school with your child present.  Look at class sizes.  Is the library well stocked? What does your child think about the school? These are great indicators to look for.

Finding the right school and the right home for sale in Baton Rouge is worth the effort.  Once you do find a great school for your child, let us help you find the right home near that school.  Our powerful search tool can help you find homes for sale near the schools of your choice in Baton Rouge.  Also make sure to take advantage of our Home Buyer Listing Alerts to get automated alerts of homes as they hit the market.And you can always feel free to call us at 225-205-2672 to speak with an experienced agent.


The Top Schools in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Are you moving to Baton Rouge and have children in school? Then you no doubt want to find the best schools for your children. regularly rates the best schools across the nation in each city according to test scores, reviews, and other factors. 14 schools in Baton Rouge received a rating of 8 or higher! Take a look at that list here.

Here’s a list of the top 3 schools in Baton Rouge, along with a link to search for homes in that school district’s area.

Forest Heights Academy Of Excellence
7447 Sumrall Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70812
Search For Homes in East Baton Rouge Parish School District

Sherwood Middle Academic Academy
1020 Marlbrook Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Search For Homes in East Baton Rouge Parish School District

B. R. Foreign Language Academy Immersion Magnet
802 Mayflower Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Search For Homes in East Baton Rouge Parish School District

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Baton Rouge LA 70816
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RE/MAX First
Office: 225-291-1234
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4750 Sherwood Common Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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