School District Resources & Facilities Grade Methodology

The School District 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 district. Self-reported by Niche users 40.0%
Expenses per Student Total expenses divided by the total number of students. Results are normalized by the median household income in the enveloping county. National Center for Education Statistics 20.0%
Student-Counselor Ratio Ratio of enrolled students to full-time counselors. National Center for Education Statistics 20.0%
Food Grade Based on expenses per student and survey responses on food 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%

Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, as self-reported by the school districts. 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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