Mayor Persampiere and the City Council proudly announced June 30, 2011, that Family
Circle magazine selected Oviedo to be one of the TEN BEST TOWNS FOR FAMILIES. Oviedo was chosen as a perfect place to call home because of our top-notch schools, affordable housing,
green-space, access to health care, low crime rates, financial stability and our giving and helping
Family Circle magazine with the help of Onboard Informatics, a New York City research firm that
provides real estate, demographic and other data, initially assembled a list of 2,500 cities and towns
with populations between 15,000 and 150,000. They narrowed that down to nearly 1,000 localities,
all of which had a high concentration of households with median incomes between $55,000 and
$95,000. From these 1,000 localities, Family Circle magazine selected the 10 winners from among
the highest-rated towns.
Each of the 10 cities received a Great Schools rating,( Oviedo scored a 10), which is based on the
performance on standardized tests by local elementary, middle and high schools relative to other
schools in the state, rated on a scale of 1 to 10. A rating of 10 means that overall test scores are as
good as, or better than 90% of scores elsewhere. The ratings are provided by GreatSchools.net, a
nonprofit website with a mission to improve education by inspiring parents to get involved.