High School Resources & Facilities Grade Methodology

The High School Resources & Facilities 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 Resources & Facilities Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding the resources and facilities of the school. Self-reported by Niche users 50.0%
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 20.0%
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 15.0%
Student-Counselor Ratio Ratio of enrolled students to full-time counselors. National Center for Education Statistics 15.0%

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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