Sep 222021

The data analysis company Niche looked at academics, teachers and diversity in school districts serving the Los Angeles area.

Find out where Palos Verdes schools ranked on Niche's 2022 school rankings.
Find out where Palos Verdes schools ranked on Niche’s 2022 school rankings. (Renee Schiavone/Patch)

PALOS VERDES, CA — The latest school rankings released by the data analysis company Niche offer a look at how K-12 schools in Palos Verdes compare with each other.

Niche, which released its eighth annual version of the rankings this month, looks at a variety of criteria in determining a grade for both public and private K-12 schools in Los Angeles County, including academics, teachers and diversity.

Here are how the schools in Palos Verdes fared in the rankings:

  • #9 Best Private High Schools in Los Angeles area: Chadwick School, Palos Verdes Peninsula; Niche Grade: A+
  • #4 Best Public High Schools in Los Angeles area: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Palos Verdes Peninsula; Niche Grade: A+
  • #11 Best Public Elementary Schools in Los Angeles area: Point Vicente Elementary School, Rancho Palos Verdes; Niche Grade: A+
  • #16 Best Public Elementary Schools in Los Angeles area: Silver Spur Elementary School, Rancho Palos Verdes; Niche Grade: A+
  • #17 Best Public Elementary Schools in Los Angeles area: Dapplegray Elementary School, Rancho Palos Verdes; Niche Grade: A+
  • #19 Best Public Elementary Schools in Los Angeles area: Cornerstone at Pedegral Elementary School, Rancho Palos Verdes; Niche Grade: A+
  • #19 Best Public Middle Schools in Los Angeles area: Palos Verdes Intermediate School, Palos Verdes Estates; Niche Grade: A+
  • #25 Best Public Elementary Schools in Los Angeles area: Soleado Elementary School, Rancho Palos Verdes; Niche Grade: A+
  • #26 Best Public Middle Schools in Los Angeles area: Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Rancho Palos Verdes; Niche Grade: A+
  • #29 Best Public Elementary Schools in Los Angeles area: Vista Grande Elementary School, Rancho Palos Verdes; Niche Grade: A+
  • #36 Best Public Elementary Schools in Los Angeles area: Montemalaga Elementary School, Palos Verdes Estates; Niche Grade: A+
  • #38 Best Public Middle Schools in Los Angeles area: Miraleste Intermediate School, Rancho Palos Verdes; Niche Grade: A
  • #61 Best Public High Schools in Los Angeles area: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates; Niche Grade: A+
  • #78 Best Public Elementary Schools in Los Angeles area: Rancho Vista Elementary School, Rolling Hills Estates; Niche Grade: A
  • #80 Best Public Elementary Schools in Los Angeles area: Mira Catalina Elementary School, Rancho Palos Verdes; Niche Grade:

Niche said its 2022 best schools rankings offer a more “personal” view of schools than its rankings in recent years. Significantly less importance was placed on SAT and ACT scores this year, Niche said. Any factor in its methodology that is related to test scores was reduced by one third.

The company combined ratings from students, alumni and parents with quantitative data from the U.S. Department of Education and other sources to evaluate teachers, resources, facility, extracurricular activity opportunities and other factors. Read more about the methodology here.

Across the country, Niche ranked 94,491 public schools, 2,489 private schools and 11,846 school districts to come up with its lists and rankings.

Top 5 Public High Schools:

  1. The Davidson Academy in Reno, Nevada
  2. The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
  3. Massachusetts Academy for Math & Science School
  4. Maggie Walker Governor’s School in Virginia
  5. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology in Virginia

Top 5 Private High Schools:

  1. Phillips Academy in Massachusetts
  2. The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut
  3. Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut
  4. The College Preparatory School in California
  5. Groton School in Massachusetts

Top 5 School Districts:

  1. Adlai E. Stevenson High School District in Illinois
  2. Glenbrook High School District in Illinois
  3. Great Neck Public Schools in New York
  4. Community High School District 128 in Illinois
  5. Jericho Union Free School District in New York

See the full Niche rankings here.

Via Patch.com


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