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School Catchment Areas

(Detail of elementary school catchment map for center city Philadelphia.)

Part 1: Understanding School Catchment Areas

Many people now take school “catchment” zones into consideration when looking to buy a family home.

09/30/2011

(Students perform in the 2010 "Winter Showcase" at Meredith Elementary School in Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

Part 4: Improving The Schools To Improve The Neighborhood

“There has to be a strong parent organization that supports those schools if you expect the school to succeed,” says one local real estate agent.

09/30/2011

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