Niche Releases 2018 K-12 School & District Rankings

August 7, 2017–PITTSBURGH–Ahead of the upcoming school year, Niche has just released its 2018 K-12 School & District Rankings. This release includes new rankings and Niche Grades for all types of K-12 schools nationwide, including charter, magnet, and online schools. 17,867 public high schools, 3,497 private high schools, 64,094 public K-8 schools, and 10,574 school districts were analyzed to create these rankings.

Niche’s annual K-12 rankings combine rigorous analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education for factors like academics, teachers, culture & diversity and more with millions of reviews from students and parents about their local schools.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Niche has released K-12 rankings. In addition to updated data and reviews, a variety of filters and sorts has been added to our rankings so families can search by more locations and drill down to find the right school for their child.

“We’re excited to continue updating and expanding our coverage of all K-12 schools nationwide,” said Luke Skurman, CEO of Niche.

The 2018 Best Public High Schools and Best Private High Schools rankings are previewed below, and all of the new rankings can be found in entirety here:

2018 Best Private High Schools in America:

  1. Phillips Academy
  2. Phillips Exeter Academy
  3. St. Paul’s School
  4. The Lawrenceville School
  5. Choate Rosemary Hall

2018 Best Public High Schools in America:

  1. Walter Payton College Prep
  2. Northside College Preparatory High School
  3. Adlai E. Stevenson High School
  4. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology
  5. Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy

What is Niche?

Niche is a website that helps you discover the schools and neighborhoods 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, and neighborhood in the U.S.