What are the superior elementary schools in Orange County?

Parents relocating to Orange County have numerous concerns on their mind – none less important than the quality of education their children will receive from the local school system. Consider searching for homes on the MLS listings in Orange County in districts that provide good educational opportunities.

According to The Orange County Register, there were 42 schools in the area named the state’s best in the 2012 California Distinguished Schools honor ranking, which recognizes the state’s top 10 percent of institutions.

"The schools we are recognizing today demonstrate the incredible commitment of California's teachers, administrators, and school employees to provide a world-class education to every student, in spite of the financial hardships facing our state and our schools," explained State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, according to the Orange County Register. "Their dedication is inspiring, and I applaud and admire their passion and persistence."

Here are three elementary schools to consider in Orange County:

1. Brea Olinda Unified. This schools district contains Mariposa Elementary and William E. Fanning Elementary. Located in the Northeast corner of Orange County, this district covers 21 square miles and serves a community population of 39,870 of middle and upper-middle class families, according to the district’s website. An estimated 33.5 percent of the student population is made up of minorities.

2. Capistrano Unified. Containing four different elementary schools – Cal Hankey K-8, George White Elementary, Moulton Elementary and Oak Grove Elementary, parents in this school district have the ability to choose which institution is best for them. This district has a strategic plan put in place in order to promote education, ensure safety and increase student awareness.

3. Ocean View. Located in the upper-middle to upper class communities of Huntington Beach, there are two elementary schools for parents to choose from – Golden View Elementary and Star View Elementary. New schools services and educational opportunities are welcomed in this district as parents, teachers and the district try to provide a well-rounded education to students.

By researching local area schools before purchasing one of the houses for sale in Orange County, you'll be better able to pick the educational opportunities and curriculum standards that you think are right for your child.