Yahoo Real Estate has launched new tools, at http://realestate.yahoo.com/Schools, that allow users to research neighborhood schools across the nation.

Users can get view a list of schools and a map of schools in a selected area and sort those schools by name, grade level and type (such as public, private or charter school). The information is provided through a partnership with not-for-profit GreatSchools.net.

The school information can include test scores, reviews, student-to-teacher ratio and average class size, and teacher and student data including dropout rates, student demographics and teacher credentials. Site users can also enter their own reviews of a school.

There are school comparison tools offered through the site and a search tool that allows users to view other amenities such as parks and local businesses in the area.

In addition to the new “research schools” tools at Yahoo Real Estate, which launched Jan. 18, users of that site can post home listings, research communities, search for a Realtor, request a credit score and access home-valuation tools.

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