School District an Important Factor for Families Purchasing in Denver – Cory Elementary Receives State’s Highest Rankings
When looking for a new home, families should consider the school district in which they are looking to purchase. The Denver Metro area has many districts to choose from. While Denver Public Schools is open enrollment, homes within a strong district typically retain and increase their value as more and more families desire to live within the district. By owning a home within a desirable school district, families are relieved of the headache of hoping their child is accepted into their school of choice as their children are already enrolled as part of their local district. In the Denver Metro area, Cory Elementary is one school that is not only highly ranked with web sites such as greatschools.net but more importantly receives the highest rankings from the state. Cory is ranked “Excellent” for Overall Academic Performance on State Assessments and receives a “High” ranking for Academic Growth of Students by the state. In the Southeastern portion of the Denver Metro area, only Cory and Slavens receive the highest ranking for elementary schools.
There are obviously a number of factors that determine how the state ranks a school but one of the driving factors for Cory’s success is its gifted and talented program. Unlike other elementary schools in Denver county with gifted and talented programs, Cory is a magnate school. A magnate school is available to students who need a much more accelerated program than what is otherwise offered in his or her home school. Being a magnate school is advantageous to the school as a whole (and the students who attend) because it means a significant increase in funding for that school. In the past Cory has been divided 1/3 gifted and talented, 1/3 neighborhood kids and 1/3 choice students. The demand for Cory has grown in all three categories and last year Cory did not accept any choice students.
The decision to purchase a home within the Cory Elementary School District should be an influencing factor for couples looking to start a family or those already with young children.
One such property is located at 1428 S. Columbine Street in Denver. The home is exclusively listed by Jamie and Brian Harris of Kentwood City Properties. The home features four bedrooms on the second floor including a spacious master retreat with sitting area. A spacious study is located on the main floor as well as a formal dining room, laundry, and an oversized great room which is open to the gourmet kitchen. The gourmet kitchen features stainless appliances including six-burner range with double ovens. Dual kitchen islands; one with farmer sink and built-in Bosch dishwasher, the other with prep sink and Jenn-Air microwave allow for plenty of bar seating when entertaining. The basement is completely finished with a family room, fifth bedroom and an additional full bathroom. The home also features a concrete patio with built-in 43-inch gas grill and an oversized two-car garage with additional parking pad for two to three more cars.
1428 S. Columbine St. is just a short distance to Washington Park and also just blocks to the restaurants and shops on Old South Gaylord Street and South University Blvd. These small business districts entice residents to bring families to an old fashioned soda shop, ice cream parlor, or escape to a finely prepared meal at one of the local restaurants. Washington Park Grille, Japon and Bonnie Brae Ice Cream are just of few of the eateries to tempt your palette.