2017 Most Diverse Private High Schools Methodology

The 2017 Most Diverse Private High Schools ranking 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
Student Racial Diversity Index A high value indicates a very racially diverse student body. U.S. Department of Education 60.0%
Parent/Student Surveys on Culture & Diversity Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding student culture and diversity at the school. Self-reported by Niche users 30.0%
Gender Diversity Percentage of students belonging to the most represented gender (closer to 50% is better). U.S. Department of Education 10.0%

This ranking assesses 2,272 U.S. private high schools. The same methodology is used to produce the Niche Diversity 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, 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.

For more details about how we calculate our rankings, click here.