Most Diverse Public Schools Methodology
The Most Diverse Public Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of demographic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and parents. Learn where our data comes from.
|Student Racial Diversity Index||A high value indicates a very racially diverse student body.||U.S. Department of Education*||60.0%|
|Parent/Student Surveys on Culture & Diversity||Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding student culture and diversity at the school.||Self-reported by Niche users||25.0%|
|Economically Disadvantaged Percent||Percent of students classified as economically disadvantaged.||U.S. Department of Education||10.0%|
|Gender Diversity||Percentage of students belonging to the most represented gender (closer to 50% is better).||U.S. Department of Education*||5.0%|
* Since private schools are not required to report to the Department of Education, most data sourced from the Department of Education can also be updated directly by private schools via their Niche Partner Portal. If you work for a private school and would like to update your data, please claim your school.
Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, as self-reported by the schools.
For more details about how we calculate our rankings, click here.