Are you a parent looking for the "perfect" school for your child? Or maybe you know the school your child is going to, but want to know what to look for. Two years ago, I had a spreadsheet of about 10 schools. I listed pros, cons, locations, lottery numbers (for charter), and tuitions (for private). Thankfully, I had been a teacher at 3 different Title 1 schools over the past 10 years. I had an idea of what to look for, but so many of my friends didn't have that insight. I quickly found that what I looked for in school was very different from what other families were looking for. When I talked to others in my mom group, they told me that they were looking for performance scores, google reviews, and building conditions. These are amazing things to look for in a school, but they were not my top priority. Here are the top 3 things I looked for.