Online school data and ratings fueling residential segregation

Andi Kimbrough began her search for a home in Grapevine, Texas, in 2012 by using the popular school ratings site GreatSchools to flag the one poor-performing elementary school in the otherwise excellent school district that covers Grapevine. Shunning listings served by that school, she then used the site’s listing search feature to hone in on a single-family rental served by a more desirable school, moving into the home in ...