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What Makes Niche School Rankings Unique?

By combining measurable data with reviews from real students, parents and alumni, our school rankings are your guide to excellent schools across the country.
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More School Reviews Than Any Other Place on the Internet

Over 180,000 school reviews from real students and families. 
From academics to culture and safety, we get the scoop from real people just like you.
Some of the best schools in the state
“Minnetonka schools are some of the best schools in the state. The teachers care about their students’ education and lives in general.”
Alum – Minnetonka Public School District
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Fantastic school!
“Excellent academics plus arts with a diverse student body and passionate teachers. Everyone wants to be there, which is very rare at a public school. Faculty and students are very supportive. Fantastic school!”
Parent – Orange County School of the Arts
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Excellent school with diverse student body
“Excellent school with diverse student body, rigorous commitment to education both inside and outside of the classroom, caring teachers who love to teach.”
Senior – Sidwell Friends School
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All of the Facts

Using trustworthy sources like the U.S. Department of Education, we track down the numbers on everything from graduation rates and state level test scores so you don’t have to.
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Beyond the Books

Academics are important, but we know K-12 schools are about more than what happens in the classroom. That’s why we also look at areas like student safety, clubs and activities, and even what it’s like to live in the neighborhoods surrounding schools.
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The Full Picture

Choosing a school is one of the most important choices a family can make and we believe that every family should be able to find a detailed overview of the schools and districts they are most interested in. From the pros and cons, we want to show it all so you can make the most informed decision possible.
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