In a recent Yahoo! Real Estate user survey (September 2006), users ranked school information as one of the top ten most sought after tools/information sources on the site.
The new schools search product is in partnership with not-for-profit GreatSchools.net, and allows users to refine and sort their search by school district, distance, grade level, or school type (e.g. public, private, charter).
Each school detail page features a neighborhood map that also plots nearby grocery stores, parks, restaurants, and other local businesses with user ratings and reviews to help users get a better feel for the neighborhood.