2020 Private K-8 Overall Grade Methodology

The 2020 Private K-8 Overall grade is based on data from the U.S. Department of Education along reviews from students and parents. Learn where our data comes from.

Factors Considered

Factor Description Source Weight
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding the overall experience of students and parents from the school. Self-reported by Niche users 65.0%
Academics Grade Niche Academics grade, which incorporates statistics and student, alumni, and parent surveys regarding academics at the school. Multiple Sources 15.0%
Culture & Diversity Grade Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents. Multiple Sources 10.0%
Teachers Grade Niche Teachers grade, which incorporates statistics and student, alumni, and parent surveys regarding teachers at the school. Multiple Sources 10.0%

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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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