2017 Private School Teachers Grade Methodology

The 2017 Best Private School Teachers grade is based on rigorous analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and parents. Additional data is also collected from schools directly. Learn where our data comes from.

Factors Considered

Factor Description Source Weight
Academics Grade Based on state assessment proficiency, SAT/ACT scores, and survey responses on academics from students and parents. Niche 60.0%
Parent/Student Surveys on Teachers Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding teachers at the school. Self-reported by Niche users 30.0%
Student-Teacher Ratio Ratio of students to full-time teachers. Please note: Student-teacher ratio is not a representation of average class size. National Center for Education Statistics 10.0%

This assessment grades 4,040 U.S. private high schools. Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, as self-reported by the schools. Niche also collects data directly from schools via our school data update form. If you work for a school and would like to update your data, please contact us.

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