Good, however, is relative - what may be good (enough) for one, may not be good (enough) for another. As a Silver Spring, MD Realtor® I cannot determine for you which area or school meets your definition of good and which one doesn't.
That does not mean, I cannot assist you in your home search and in narrowing down your choices. I will point you to the right resources and I will adjust my search based on your specific criteria.
If you are new to the area or the school topic is a new one for your family, then the following are good starting points:
1. www.greatschools.org: provides information on school performance and rates schools accordingly, it also allows for comments which may or may not be helpful (keep in mind that people are more likely to comment when dissatisfied than happy)
Currently, the following are the top-rated public schools in Silver Spring, MD: Viers Mill Elementary School, Cloverly Elementary School, Forest Knolls Elementary School, Takoma Park Middle School and Montgomery Blair High School.
Viers Mill Elementary School is also a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence having received the award in 2005.
2. The Montgomery County Public School Assignment Locator: If you already have a subdivision in mind or like a specific property, you can check and see which school district it falls into. Just enter the street number and name (do not enter the type) and click on GO:
Once you have identified a specific school district/area we will research the market to make sure it fits your budget and any other criteria that may be high on your wish list (proximity to public transportation for example, or lot size).
I will adjust my search based on your preferred geographic area and make sure the homes we are going to tour fall within it.
Only you can decide which area is the right one for you and which school district meets your standards. It is part of my job to assist you with the right resources and in narrowing down your choices - just one of the many things I do as a Silver Spring Realtor®!