2020 High School Clubs & Activities Grade Methodology

The 2020 High School Clubs & Activities grade is based on data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and parents. Learn where our data comes from.

Factors Considered

Factor Description Source Weight
Parent/Student Surveys on Extracurriculars Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding extracurriculars at the school. Self-reported by Niche users 50.0%
Resources & Facilities Grade Based on expenses per student, staffing, and survey responses on facilities from students and parents. Multiple Sources 30.0%
Sports Grade Based on the number of sports, participation, and survey responses on athletics and athletic facilities from students and parents. Multiple Sources 10.0%
Student-Teacher Ratio Ratio of students to full-time teachers. Please note: Student-teacher ratio is not a representation of average class size. National Center for Education Statistics* 10.0%

* Niche updates data directly from schools via their Niche Partner Accounts. If you work for a 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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