High School Administration Grade Methodology
The High School Administration grade is based on rigorous analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and parents. Learn where our data comes from.
|Parent/Student Surveys on Administration & Policies||Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding the administration and policies at the school.||Self-reported by Niche users||50.0%|
|Overall Niche Grade||Based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data along with millions of reviews from students and parents.||Multiple Sources||20.0%|
|Education-Administration Expense Ratio||Amount spent on education for every dollar spent on administrative expenses.||National Center for Education Statistics||10.0%|
|Expenses per Student||Total expenses divided by the total number of students. Results are normalized by the median household income in the enveloping county. Schools are assigned their school district’s value since this fact is only available for districts.||National Center for Education Statistics||10.0%|
|Student Absenteeism||Percentage of students missing 15 or more days per school year.||Civil Rights Data Collection||5.0%|
|Teacher Absenteeism||Percentage of teachers missing 10 or more days for sick or personal leave per school year.||Civil Rights Data Collection||5.0%|
Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, as self-reported by the schools. Niche also collects data directly from schools via their Niche Partner Portal. If you work for a school and would like to update your data, please claim your school.
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