Public Schools: An Important Factor in Your Home Buying Decision

For families who are interested in making the move to a new location, information on school districts can be an important factor in their decision making. 

In addition, buyers without school-aged children should also take the time to understand the quality of the local K-12 schools, because good schools reliably correlate with higher home values.

Why buy a new property near highly rated public schools?

Desirable Homes

Young families make the decision to move locations in order to provide their children with the best education that they can afford. Considering this, homes for sale within a desirable school district will be sought after more by these types of buyers.

Securing a High Resale Value

If a buyer does not have children and is looking to move to a new area, it may seem like knowledge about their prospective area’s public schools may not be relevant. However, the ratings of the public schools in an area can greatly affect important aspects of your investment, as school ratings typically correlate with the resale value of your home. 

Proximity to Public Spaces

Another factor that contributes to the desirability of a home is the proximity of the home to the school(s). Homes close to school locations offer the ability for families to walk or ride bikes with their children to their school. All residents, with or without children, can enjoy the perks of having fields, trails, and other outdoor recreation spaces that are open to the public on the weekends.

A Guide to Clallam County Schools

We hope to provide a convenient introduction that can help you become familiar with the landscape of the schools in your current or future area, within Clallam County. 

In Clallam County, there are five public school districts.

  • Cape Flattery School District 
  • Crescent School District
  • Forks (Quillayute Valley) School District
  • Port Angeles School District
  • Sequim School District

Here is a Directory of Links with the websites of each district.

Best Public Schools in Clallam County, Washington

According to the scores published on, some of the better schools within the county are located within the Sequim and Port Angeles areas. 

Highest Ranking Schools in Clallam County:

Hamilton Elementary School (Port Angeles, WA)

Hamilton Elementary School offers grades K-6 and is located in Port Angeles, WA. gives Hamilton Elementary School a summary score of 8/10.

Greywolf Elementary School (Sequim, WA)

Greywolf Elementary School offers Pre-K through Fifth grades and is located in the town of Sequim, WA. With a summary score of 9/10, Greywolf Elementary School is one of the best schools in the county.

Port Angeles High School (Port Angeles, WA)

When it comes to high schools, Port Angeles High School is ranked one of the highest in the county. rates Port Angeles High School a summary score of 7/10, with a 9/10 score in College Readiness. 

A Hamilton Elementary School classroom in Port Angeles, Washington.

How to Find Clallam County Homes in the Best School District

Browsing Online

With organizations like, one can look into specific rating details about schools within an area, beyond online reviews and informational posts. provides information about a number of factors that go into their overall scoring of schools– such as test scores, academic improvement rates, equity evaluations, and more.

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If you have questions about the public schools of your current or future area, please contact us today. At Olympic Peninsula Realty, we have a team of agents with knowledge and experience in Clallam County that are happy to help you at any stage of the moving process.

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