School District Food Grade Methodology

The School District Food 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 Food Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding the food in the district. Self-reported by Niche users 80.0%
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%

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.

For more details about how we calculate our rankings, click here.