Written on May 16, 2013 | by Justin Fraser
The Lake Oswego School District is the third best school district in the country with the most affordable homes, according to a recent report by ZipRealty.
The real estate brokerage company ranked school districts by coming up with a 1 to 10 score for schools — based on 2010 test scores and student-to-teacher ratio — and using the median price per square foot for a home in the district.
Lake Oswegos 9.6 school score combined with a median price per square foot of $167 netted it the third-place spot.
The majority of the districts in the top ten are suburban ones outside major cities.
The Westonka Public School District outside of Minneapolis came in first on the list, followed by the Geneva School District near Chicago.
Lake Oswego beat out one of Seattles affluent suburban school districts, Mercer Island, which received a school score of 9.3 and has a median price per square foot of $295.
— Victoria Edwards