High School Health & Safety Grade Methodology
The Public High School Health & Safety 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 Health & Safety||Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding school safety.||Self-reported by Niche users||50.0%|
|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||10.0%|
|In-School Suspensions||Percentage of students receiving at least one in-school suspension.||Civil Rights Data Collection||7.5%|
|Out-of-School Suspensions||Percentage of students receiving at least one out-of-school suspension.||Civil Rights Data Collection||7.5%|
|Expulsions||Percentage of students expelled from the school.||Civil Rights Data Collection||5.0%|
|Law Enforcement Referrals||Percentage of students referred to law enforcement.||Civil Rights Data Collection||5.0%|
|School-Related Arrests||Percentage of students arrested for a school-related incident.||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 Accounts. If you work for a school and would like to update your data, please claim your school.
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