Niche is a website that helps you discover the schools, companies, and neighborhoods that are right for you. Niche rigorously analyzes dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for K-12 Schools, Colleges, Places to Live, and Places to Work. Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as CollegeProwler.com, Niche has since grown into one of the largest content startups in the country. Every month, millions of families use Niche to research public and private K-12 schools.
Niche has the most comprehensive data available on U.S. public and private K-12 schools and districts. They rigorously analyze data from the U.S. Department of Education and over 60 million K-12 school reviews and survey responses to help families find the right school for them.
The Niche 2019 K-12 Rankings are based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users. Because Niche has the most comprehensive data in the industry, they’re able to provide a more comprehensive suite of rankings across all school types.
For 2019, Niche.com ranked MLWGS as follows: #15 Best Public High School in America out of 18,841 schools and #8 nationally Best Magnet High School out of 739 schools. In Virginia, the school is ranked #2 Best Public High School, #1 for Best Public High School Teachers and #2 Best High School for STEM. And lastly, #1 Best Public High School in the Richmond area.
Thank you to the MLWGS community for their survey feedback to Niche.com that has contributed to this ranking.