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Did anyone see the criteria for the ranking. I didn't.
I found it kind of interesting that they used home prices as the affordability criterial Based on my experience the real estate taxes would be a better criteria since they can can be as much as 50 % of the cost of mortgage (payments). Mine are 10,500, on a home worth 310000. I recently saw home (nice one too) for 350 K, and the RE tax was 20 K.
I live in Jackson School District (Massillon, OH), listed as #20 on this list, and the photo is not even of Jackson High School. This photo is of Massillon High School, which is certainly not ranked as a top school. Jackson is a great area, with wonderful schools! It is a shame that they have been misrepresented in this article. Also, the median price of a home in the Massillon City school district may be under $100,000, but there is no way a prices within Jackson township are that low. I would say the median price would be closer to $150-$200,000.
I find it funny how people from Ohio think they live in the "Midwest". Perhaps 200 years ago, Ohio was the "Midwest" -- but not today.
Get with the times, Ohio!
Bonduel, Wis. has a great school district. They don't just push kids through. Small classes, rates very high for helping kids with ADHD, Nice house around 100,000. About 30 min. from Appleton, Wausau, or Green Bay