New for 2019: Niche Releases 5th Annual Best Schools Rankings

August 1, 2018–PITTSBURGH–Niche, the leading platform for researching U.S. schools, neighborhoods, and companies, has just released its new 2019 Best Schools rankings. These rankings analyze 83,542 public schools, 3,903 private schools, and 10,758 school districts nationwide.

For the first year, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, IL is Niche’s best public high school in America and Jericho Union Free School District in Brookville, NY is its best school district in America. Phillips Academy in Andover, MA maintains its top spot as best private high school in America.

In its fifth year, Niche’s school rankings included more than 700 newly ranked private schools and 5,000 newly ranked public schools and grew its coverage from 55 metro areas to 150. As in past years, Niche’s Best Schools rankings analyzed U.S. Department of Education data, supplemental data collected directly from more than 4,000 schools, and millions of student and parent reviews across factors like academics, teachers, and safety.

“Our aim is to provide families with the most important information to help guide their school search,” said Luke Skurman, Niche’s CEO. “Adding significantly more metro areas to our search tool and even more schools to our rankings is just another way that we’re building out our nationwide coverage.”

The 2019 Best Schools rankings are previewed below and can be found in entirety here:

2019 Best Public High Schools in America:

  1. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
  2. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology
  3. Walter Payton College Prep
  4. Stuyvesant High School
  5. Staten Island Technical High School

2019 Best Private High Schools in America:

  1. Phillips Academy
  2. Harvard-Westlake School
  3. Phillips Exeter Academy
  4. Trinity School
  5. Choate Rosemary Hall

About Niche
Niche helps you discover the schools, neighborhoods, and companies that are right for you. We rigorously analyze dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, neighborhood, and major company in the U.S.

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