How Does Niche Calculate Grades and Rankings?
Our data scientists and user researchers rigorously analyze data and user opinions to assess the key aspects of K-12 Schools, Colleges, and Places to Live. Every month, millions of students and families use the Niche grades and report cards to find the right school or neighborhood.
Gather Data and Reviews
We use the most up-to-date data available from dozens of public data sources along with millions of reviews from students, parents, and residents on Niche.
Learn where our data comes from
Our Data Team uses advanced algorithms and statistical techniques to compare, normalize, and connect millions of data points to thoroughly analyze U.S. schools and neighborhoods.
Our Research Team combines user feedback and insights with industry standards to determine the key components that should make up our various grades.
Niche report cards are designed to capture what schools and neighborhoods are really like.
Looking for more detail on how Niche calculated a specific grade? Here are detailed methodologies including factors, weights and data sources.
Private High Schools
Private K-8 Schools
Public K-8 Schools
Public High Schools
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- College Prep
- Clubs & Activities
- Health & Safety
- Resources & Facilities