Tempe School Boundaries Have Changed–Not Everyone Paying Attention

We had a call this weekend from a nice guy in Florida, he purchased a home for his daughter to live in while she attended ASU.  After she graduated, dad rented the home for a couple of years but is now ready to sell.

Dad and I talked about the housing market in Tempe, about pricing of the units and about a plan to sell the home. After our conversation, we agreed to work together and that I would prepare the necessary paperwork to get started. The comps are pretty clear as there have been 7 homes in the same condominium complex that have sold recently.

As I began looking at the mls sheets for all seven of these units, I noticed that ALL of the pending and recently sold ( there are no current active listings ) properties list McKemy as the middle school.

McKemy Middle School has been closed.

Granted, not all of the different firms that represented sellers in this neighborhood are located in Tempe and, maybe they don’t read the paper, but this brings up an interesting discussion that I have had on a couple of different committee meetings over the past few years.

Check your data:

This is a text book example of how easy it is for an agent to just look in the mls and see what other homes in the area list for the neighborhood schools. It’s easier than actually verifying the information via the school district web sites, right? It certainly takes less time.

It did take me a few clicks to get to the Tempe school boundaries pages and I admit, they aren’t always the easiest things to find. But, these two pages told me what I needed.

First, the Tempe High School Boundaries page showed me this home is located within the boundary for Tempe High School.

Second, the Tempe Elementary School map showed me the school boundary maps for elementary and middle schools in Tempe. One look at the map and you would see that McKemy is not even listed. ** Please note: this info can change, and there have been discussions about uses for this closed school. if you see this in the future, let us help you verify the current info if you would like*

Tempe Middle school Boundaries 2012-2013

Tempe Middle school Boundaries 2012-2013

The current middle school for this neighborhood is Connolly Middle School. A list of some of the homes for sale in this are can be found below. If you would like your favorite Tempe real estate agent to check the information for you, just give me a call at 602-803-6425. We’re glad to help.

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