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2017 Best Public Middle Schools Ranking Methodology

The 2017 Best Public Middle Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and parents. Learn where our data comes from.

Factors Considered

FactorDescriptionSourceWeight
Academics GradeBased on state assessment proficiency and survey responses on academics from students and parents.Niche50.0%
District Overall Niche GradeBased on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data along with millions of reviews from students and parents.Niche20.0%
Teachers GradeBased on teacher salary, teacher absenteeism, state test results, and survey responses on teachers from students and parents.Niche20.0%
Culture & Diversity GradeBased on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.Niche10.0%

This ranking assesses 15,412 U.S. public middle schools. The same methodology is used to produce the Overall Niche Grade for each ranked school as well as additional schools. Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, usually from 2014–2016, as self-reported by the schools.

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