Is there something wrong with the school in your neighborhood? Maybe you're looking for a private school? Not sure. The best way to get to know what a school is like is to visit it. I'm a teacher and I'm passionate about public education and neighborhood schools. The local community is what makes a school great. Any principal is happy to welcome you in for a visit to the school. The only way you can tell for sure is to visit. Testing data DOES NOT tell the story of the teachers or the wonderful children that fill the building.