2017 School District Clubs & Activities Grade Methodology

The 2017 School District Clubs & Activites grade is based on data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and parents. Learn where our data comes from.

Factors Considered

Factor Description Source Weight
Parent/Student Surveys on Extracurriculars Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding extracurriculars in the district. Self-reported by Niche users 30.0%
Expenses per Student Total expenses divided by the total number of students. National Center for Education Statistics 20.0%
Number of Sports Number of interscholastic sports offered at the district. Civil Rights Data Collection 20.0%
Boys Athletic Participation Measure of boys participating in an interscholastic sport. Civil Rights Data Collection 15.0%
Girls Athletic Participation Measure of girls participating in an interscholastic sport. Civil Rights Data Collection 15.0%

This assessment grades 8,166 U.S. public school districts. Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, usually from 2014–2016, as self-reported by the school districts.

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