Not all elementary and junior high schools in the United States receive the same education and are unified as in Japan. Schools in the United States are divided into levels, and you can check the level with numbers from 1 to 10. 1 is the lowest level and 10 is the highest level of education. Depending on this level, the content of education and the rules for attending school will change. Also, the important point in choosing a school is security. Schools in safe areas are perceived to be of a high standard. Prior research is very important for those who have children of the age to attend school so that they will not have a hard time choosing a school later.
Researching School Level
You can use a tool called Great Schools, and it is very easy to use!
Enter the ZIP code and city name to get a list of schools. It's easy to understand because the school-level numbers appear roughly on the map. You can select from Public, Private, Elementary, Middle, High, etc.
school district and real estate prices
Is the school district level proportional to real estate prices? Not all of them apply, but it is a rule to some extent that if the school level is high, neighborhood security is also good. Good security means it is an area where wealthy people live, and the rent and real estate prices are usually higher than in other locations. If the school level is low, security is often not very good. Los Angeles is home to many wealthy people by the beach, like Westwood and Beverly Hills. It is not uncommon for the price of a house in that area to be 1 million dollars for a two-bedroom apartment.
Certainly, this is the United States ... The culture and environment are very different from Japan. However, the riots and incidents in the United States that are reported in the Japanese news seem to be a little overexaggerated from our point of view who actually live in US. It is unlikely that you encounter dangerous situation if you live your normal daily life. Of course, everyone is careful with not wandering around the city alone at night, keeping an eye on children while shopping, not leaving them in the car, and not wearing expensive jewelry overtly... You don't bother to go to places that are said to be unsafe right? If you live away from such places as much as possible, it is unlikely that you will be involved in dangerous things.
Relatively good cities in LA
Beverly Hills, Westwood, Santa Clarita, Calabasas, Pasadena, etc.
Cities you should be aware of in LA
Compton, Inglewood, Skidlow, East LA, etc.
Safe neighborhood criteria
If you search on the Internet, you will find many websites. Take a look at Neighborhood Scout. It is easy to navigate and understand because with its color-coded map showing the crime rate as shown below.
Security and school selection are two very important factors to think about when deciding a place to live! Prior research is always required before buying a home. If you have actually been to the land or have lived there for a short period of time, you will understand the atmosphere. Even so, I think there is some information that is missing, so please feel free to contact us!