Changing School Districts

If you have children, school is a big part of your life – and what drives your daily routine. If your current school district is working for your family, great! But what if it isn’t?

There are many reasons why you may want to move into a different school district. Maybe you’d like your children to attend a higher-performing school or escape a bad environment, to make your own commute easier, for sports, or just to get a fresh start. 

Whatever the case, here are some tips for choosing a school in Southeast Michigan. 

School Specialty 

Is there a particular subject that your child is passionate about? Several Metro Detroit school districts have magnet schools for the arts, STEM, or even just higher-level academics. If your aim is finding a specialized curriculum, you’ll want to choose and secure your child a spot in a school like this before you buy a new house close by. 

Learning Style 

What kind of learning style does the school cater to? Most schools have a website that covers their values and mission statement. Everyone learns differently, and it’s important that the school’s teaching style matches your child’s natural learning style and goals. Does the school put a big focus on getting outside? Being active? Teaching toward college prep? 


How far is the commute? A long or traffic-clogged commute (hello, I-75) can end up being more trouble than it’s worth. So try to choose a location that makes getting everyone where they need to be each day fast and easy. Consider what time your child needs to be dropped off and picked up, whether they can walk or will ride a bus, or whether you will have to drive them. Will their school schedule and location work well with your job requirements? 

Call and Visit 

If you know what Michigan school district you want to live in, but you now need to choose between two or more homes in different school zones, take the time to visit each individual school. Chat with the teachers and the principal. And trust your gut. You, more than anyone else, know what’s best for your kids. 

Hope that helps!

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