If your child had to switch schools, which is the best?
We want to buy a house. We don't know if it should be now, next year or in a few years. More than likely, we will not be living in this neighborhood or city when we do buy a home. We will probably buy in another suburb that is an hour away because it has top school ratings and seems like the best choice all around. Our top priority is to be in a great public school zone. The area we are in now has good schools. They are not top rated but they are good. Our son is 11 and our others are still babies so we still have time as far as they go. I don't know if it's best to move before he reaches 6th grade, after he finishes 6th grade here in this same school he's been at, or wait until he's all finished with public school and keep renting for another 6 years.I know the older they get the more crucial it is that they have a good group of friends and junior high school and high school can be tough if you're the new kid. I do not want my son to have to be the new kid anymore because we already moved twice. He really likes this neighborhood and knows all the kids and we like it here too. Should we just put off home-buying until he graduates high school here with all of his peers? What would you do?