Niche Rankings Are Secret to Success In Finding The Best K-12 School For You

2020 Best Schools rankings highlights top public and private schools across the U.S. helping parents and students find where they belong 

August 5, 2019 – PITTSBURGH – Niche, the leading platform for finding information to choose the perfect, school, college or neighborhood for you, released its 2020 Best Schools rankings today. These rankings, which include 94,474 public schools, 4,131  private schools and 10,782 school districts nationwide, are the richest analysis available about the quality of a school, providing parents and students with an unparalleled look into the schools that are the best fit for their individual needs.

Unlike traditional school rankings, which rely almost exclusively on test scores and academic performance, Niche’s rankings provide a real-life view of what it’s like to attend a given school. The platform combines user input—comments from current students, alumni, and parents—with a multifaceted analysis of factors including campus life, extracurricular activity opportunities, on-campus sports options, gifted and special needs programs availability, and student/faculty/curriculum diversity. 

For the first time, Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology in Alexandria, VA are the Best Private and Public Schools respectively in America. The 2020 Best Schools rankings are previewed below and can be found in entirety here:

2020 Best Public High Schools

  1. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology
  2. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
  3. Walter Payton College Prep
  4. Stuyvesant High School
  5. Bergen County Academies

2020 Best Private High Schools

  1. Phillips Exeter Academy
  2. St. Mark’s School of Texas
  3. Phillips Academy
  4. The College Preparatory School
  5. Trinity School 

“Parents and students need more than test-score data. They need to understand what it’s really like to attend a school before they start the application or registration process,” said Luke Skurman, CEO at Niche. “At the same time, choosing a school often is related to other big life decisions, like choosing a neighborhood or a new work situation. With richer school data than you can find anywhere else, our Best Schools Rankings are a great starting point for helping every family and every student find where they belong.” 

In its sixth year, Niche’s school rankings included more than 200 newly ranked private schools and nearly 11,000 newly ranked public schools. 

To see a full list of the 2020 Best Schools ranking visit:

About Niche

Niche is the site that gives you the information you need to choose the perfect school, college or neighborhood for you. We provide facts, ratings and user reviews about what it’s really like to attend a given school or college, or live in a specific city, town or neighborhood. Niche helps find where you belong. To learn more visit: 

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