New Site Compares Every K-12 School and District in the U.S.


Features include rankings, student outcomes, and 27 million reviews and opinions

Niche, a research site that blends millions of community reviews and opinions with hard data, today revealed its updated K-12 site which compares over 100,000 public and private schools and districts.

The new site, a major upgrade to the K-12 beta product launched in May 2013, now features 27 million reviews and opinions from 300,000 students and parents. Users can explore new features like in-depth school profiles, reviews, student outcomes, and a map search tool. To better digest the depth of content available on Niche, the site also provides high-level rankings and detailed report cards for easy comparison.

“Today Internet giants like Zillow still rely on archaic services like GreatSchools’ data which is based on one-dimensional state assessment scores,” says CEO Luke Skurman. “So when finding a place to live, people aren’t equipped with any real insight into the schools in an area. It’s not fair that people must choose neighborhoods and pay school district taxes with such little understanding of their local area schools. Our K-12 site provides that much-needed transparency.”

The new free site is available at See below for a preview of the just-released 2015 K-12 school rankings:

2015 Niche K-12 Rankings

Best Public High Schools

  1. High Technology High School (Lincroft, NJ)
  2. Adlai E. Stevenson High School (Lincolnshire, IL)
  3. International Academy (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
  4. Stuyvesant High School (New York City, NY)
  5. Staten Island Technical High School (New York City, NY)
  6. Payton College Preparatory High School (Chicago, IL)
  7. Westlake High School (Austin, TX)
  8. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Annandale, VA)
  9. Young Magnet High School (Chicago, IL)
  10. Granada Hills Charter High School (Los Angeles, CA)

Visit the full Best Public High School rankings.

Best Private High Schools

  1. Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH)
  2. Ransom Everglades School (Miami, FL)
  3. The College Preparatory School (Oakland, CA)
  4. Horace Mann School (New York City, NY)
  5. Castilleja School (Palo Alto, CA)
  6. Trinity School (New York City, NY)
  7. The Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, CT)
  8. San Francisco University High School (San Francisco, CA)
  9. Lakeside School (Seattle, WA)
  10. Dalton School (New York City, NY)

See Best Private High School rankings.
Visit Best School District Rankings.
Visit Best Public Middle School Rankings.
Visit Best Public Elementary School Rankings.
Visit the K-12 rankings methodology.


originally posted Nov. 3, 2014 at PR Newswire

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