2017 Niche Standout Schools in AmericaAbout this List

The 2017 Niche Standout Schools list recognizes public schools that are making a difference in their community. The ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, AP enrollment, state test scores, the quality of colleges that students consider (all factors of the College Readiness Grade), and the percentage of students eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch. The list is limited to only schools with 1) at least 50% of students eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch and 2) a Niche College Readiness Grade of B or higher. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

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2017 Niche Standout Schools in America