2017 Rankings Recognize Top Public Schools in Every State

November 14, 2016–PITTSBURGH– Niche, a website that helps people discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for them, today released its 2017 Best Public Schools and Districts rankings. Over 80,000 public schools and 10,000 school districts were analyzed to create these rankings.

Niche’s annual K-12 public school rankings are based on rigorous analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education across factors like academics, culture & diversity, and teachers, along with millions of reviews from students and parents.

In addition to the numerical rankings, Niche also released 2017 Report Cards for public schools, which assign letter grades on topics like college readiness, teachers, and diversity.

“For millions of families, access to great public schools is a major deciding factor in where you will choose to live,” said Luke Skurman, CEO of Niche. “Our 2017 Public Schools rankings make it easier for families to find the right schools for their children in every metro area and state across the country.”

The 2017 Best Public Schools and Districts ranking is previewed below and can be found in entirety here:


2017 Best Public High Schools:

  1. Adlai E. Stevenson High School
  2. Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy
  3. Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, & Humanities
  4. Stuyvesant High School
  5. Staten Island Technical High School

2017 Best Public School Districts:

  1. Tredyffrin-Easttown School District
  2. Community High School District No. 128
  3. Radnor Township School District
  4. School District of Clayton
  5. Great Neck Public Schools

View the Top 100 Public High Schools and Top 100 Public School Districts in America

What is Niche?

Niche is a website that helps you discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for you. We rigorously analyze dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S.