Yahoo! Real Estate has a pretty interesting feature that lets you plug in an address or cross street, see the schools that are in the neighborhood, and get some info about them. For example, here's the view of my old Wicker Park neighborhood, 60622: School Information, Reviews and more!
There are other sites that let you do this, but this one seems easy to use and fairly clear. It includes public and private schools, and tells you what you're looking at when you mouse over the school icon. Each school profile has information from GreatSchools.net, and - -the best part -- parent reviews.
Not every school has many reviews, nor current ones -- this is a function that I'd love to create here on the site for both parents and teachers and community members to share ideas -- but it's better than nothing. Here are the reviews about Pritzker, one of my favorite schools in transition. (For previous mentions of Pritzker on this site, go here or just plug the name into the search bar down and to the left).
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