2019 Private K-8 Academics Grade Methodology

The 2019 Private K-8 Academics grade is based on data from the U.S. Department of Education along reviews from students and parents. Learn where our data comes from.

Factors Considered

Factor Description Source Weight
Parent/Student Surveys on Academics Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding the academics at the school. Self-reported by Niche users 70.0%
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 30.0%

 

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. 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 claim your school.

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