Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2017 Niche.Com Rankings for DCSD Region 1 Schools

 
About Niche
Niche is a website that helps you discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for you. We rigorously analyze dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S.
 
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Rigorous Analysis
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Niche has over 100 million reviews and poll responses along with transparent statistics and comparable grades to help you find the right school or neighborhood for you.

Our Data
To view how we get our data and calculate our rankings, visit the Niche Data page.

Click on the name of the school within the chart below to view the complete Niche.com data compiled for that school.

Note:  I added the Free/Reduced Lunch column.
-"*" indicates Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) percentage is greater than 95%.
-"#" indicates Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) percentage is less than 5%.



Overall Niche Grade
Academic Grade
Teachers Grade
Clubs & Activities
Administration
Food
Diversity
College Readiness
Health & Safety
Sports 
Resources & Facilities
State of GA Ranking
Free/Reduced Lunch %
 (Oct. 2015 FTE)
Dunwoody HS
A
A 
A-
A-
B+
C
A
A
C+
B+
B-
42 of 426
29.64
B
B+
B+
 
 
 
A
 
 
   
189 of 472
36.83
Austin ES 
B+
A-
A-
 
 
 
B-
       
412 of 1,252
#
Chesnut ES 
B
B+
B+
 
 
 
A
       
548 of 1,252
38.55
Dunwoody ES
B+
A-
A-
 
 
 
A-
       
364 of 1,252
10.62
Hightower ES
C
C
C+
 
 
 
C+
       
1,024 of 1,252
*
B
B 
B+
 
 
 
A
       
524 of 1,252
50.91
Vanderlyn ES
B+
A-
B+
 
 
 
B 
       
433 of 1,252
#
 
Overall Niche Grade
Academic Grade
Teachers Grade
Clubs & Activities
Administration
Food
Diversity
College Readiness
Health & Safety
Sports
Resources & Facilities
State of GA Ranking
Free/Reduced Lunch %
 (Oct. 2015 FTE)
Chamblee Charter HS
A+
A+
A+
B+
A-
B-
A+
A+
C
B+
B+
14 of 426
34.93
Chamblee MS
B+
B+
B+
 
 
 
A 
 
     
154 of 472
31.8
Ashford Park ES
B+
B+
B+
 
 
 
A
 
     
417 of 1,252
26.5
Huntley Hills ES
B 
B 
B 
 
 
 
A
 
     
595 of 1,252
65.91
Kittredge  
B+
A-
A-
 
 
 
B+
 
     
340 of 1,252
7.69
Montgomery ES
B+
B+
B+
 
 
 
B 
       
456 of 1,252
8.23
Overall Niche Grade
Academic Grade
Teachers Grade
Clubs & Activities
Administration
Food
Diversity
College Readiness
Health & Safety
Sports
Resources & Facilities
State of GA Ranking
Free/Reduced Lunch %
 (Oct. 2015 FTE)
Cross Keys HS
C+
C+
B-
B-
B
C-
B-
C+
C
C
B-
270 of 426
86.8
Sequoyah  MS
C 
C 
C+
 
 
 
C+
 
     
401 of 472
*
Cary Reynolds ES
C
C
C 
 
 
 
C+
       
1,068 of 1,252
*
C
C 
C
 
 
 
C-
       
1,123 of 1,252
*
Montclair ES
C-
C
C
 
 
 
C-
       
1,148 of 1,252
94.52
Woodward ES
C-
C
C
 
 
 
C-
       
1,141 of 1,252
*

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this, and I have 2 comments.

    First, I am puzzled by Kittredge getting only A- in academics, since its 2016 CCRPI value is 106.4. I also wonder how Diversity is rated, since Kittredge scores a B+ with a 61% white population.

    Second, the big differences in scores between Cross Keys cluster schools and Chamblee cluster schools is another reminder of why parents were concerned about the redistricting that will result from DCSD'S E-SPLOST-V plan.

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  2. Good point about Kittredge's A-. Part of the ranking methodology used by Niche is the school district's overall academic grades. Since DCSD received a C+, I am assuming that was the reason many of the individual schools academic grades were impacted.

    See the following link for further information:

    Niche Elementary School Academics Grade Methodology

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  3. I thought Hightower ES Free/Reduced Lunch percentage was closer to 95%?

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  4. You are correct. Thank you for pointing this out to me...I have corrected the chart.

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