Just in time for the start of the 2017 back to school season, Niche.com released its annual rankings of the best school districts in the country.
To arrive at these rankings, Niche looked at data from the U.S. Department of Education as well as test scores, college data and ratings collected from Niche users. The methodology for each category of ranking varied.
Niche assigns a standardized score for each factor, which is then weighted before an overall score is calculated for each school district. The overall scores are again standardized and some districts are disqualified from receiving a final letter grade if there isn’t enough data. School districts are then ranked numerically and assigned grades.
Here are the top school districts in Montgomery County according to Niche:
#4 Lower Merion School District, Ardmore
#9 Great Valley School District, Malvern
#10 Colonial School District
#11 North Penn School District, Lansdale
#13 Wissahickon School District, Ambler
#19 Lower Moreland Township School District, Huntington Valley
#22 Spring-Ford School District, Royersford
#26 Methacton School District
#35 Upper Merion Area School District
#43 Abington School District