2017 Best School Districts for Athletes Ranking Methodology
|Parent/Student Surveys on Sports||Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding the sports in the district.||Self-reported by Niche users||50.0%|
|Number of Sports||Number of interscholastic sports offered at the district.||Civil Rights Data Collection||20.0%|
|Boys Athletic Participation||Measure of boys participating in an interscholastic sport.||Civil Rights Data Collection||10.0%|
|Expenses per Student||Total expenses divided by the total number of students.||National Center for Education Statistics||10.0%|
|Girls Athletic Participation||Measure of girls participating in an interscholastic sport.||Civil Rights Data Collection||10.0%|
This ranking assesses 7,765 U.S. public school districts. The same methodology is used to produce the Niche Sports Grade for each ranked school district as well as additional school districts. Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, usually from 2014–2016, as self-reported by the school districts.
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