I wouldn't say they're terrible anymore. You don't think the schools will get better with higher property taxes (new homeowners bringing up to market rates), and the slew of techies having younger children in the area. Sooner or later the schools will get better, maybe not Cupertino / PA good, but also not Cupertino / PA prices. I think you're already seeing that in the SC high schools, with Wilcox and SC High both 9s now. Only 4-5 years ago these were 5 and 6s. I'm sure that doesn't paint the whole picture, but it's certainly an improvement on paper.