The Best Private School Sports Grade Methodology

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Factors Considered

Factor Description Source Weight
Parent/Student Surveys on Sports Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding sports at the school. Self-reported by Niche users 50.0%
Total High School Enrollment Total number of students enrolled in grades 9-12. National Center for Education Statistics* 20.0%
K12 Sports Championships Total number of sports championships won by a school. Source Varies by State 10.0%
Number of Sports Number of interscholastic sports offered at the school. Civil Rights Data Collection* 10.0%
Boys Athletic Participation Measure of boys participating in an interscholastic sport. Civil Rights Data Collection* 5.0%
Girls Athletic Participation Measure of girls participating in an interscholastic sport. Civil Rights Data Collection* 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 Accounts. 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.

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