The 2017 Public High School Health & Safety grade is based on rigorous analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and parents. Learn where our data comes from.
|Parent/Student Surveys on Health & Safety||Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding school safety.||Self-reported by Niche users||50.0%|
|Expenses per Student||Total expenses divided by the total number of students.||National Center for Education Statistics||10.0%|
|Student Absenteeism||Percentage of students missing 15 or more days per school year.||Civil Rights Data Collection||10.0%|
|In-School Suspensions||Percentage of students receiving at least one in-school suspension.||Civil Rights Data Collection||7.5%|
|Out-of-School Suspensions||Percentage of students receiving at least one out-of-school suspension.||Civil Rights Data Collection||7.5%|
|Expulsions||Percentage of students expelled from the school.||Civil Rights Data Collection||5.0%|
|Law Enforcement Referrals||Percentage of students referred to law enforcement.||Civil Rights Data Collection||5.0%|
|School-Related Arrests||Percentage of students arrested for a school-related incident.||Civil Rights Data Collection||5.0%|
This assessment grades 14,197 U.S. public high 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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