Two DeKalb Schools in State’s Top 25
November 18, 2014
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Two DeKalb Schools in State’s Top 25

The 2015 Niche Rankings are out, and DeKalb County did very well in the battle for best public schools in the state with two cracking the Top 25.

Best Public High Schools ranks 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. A high ranking indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experience very highly.

Alabama Rankings:

1. Homewood High School – Homewood

2. Mountain Brook High School – Mountain Brook

3. Auburn High School – Auburn-Opelika Township

4. Spain Park High School – Alabaster-Helena Township

5. Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School – Montgomery

6. Vestavia Hills High School – Vestavia Hills

7. Hoover High School – Hoover Township

8. Bob Jones High School – Huntsville

9. Oak Mountain High School – Indian Springs Village

10. Hartselle High School – Hartselle

11. New Century Technology High School – Huntsville

12. Florence High School – Florence

13. Booker T. Washington Magnet High School – Montgomery

14. Cullman High School – Cullman

15. Hewitt-Trussville High School – Trussville Township

16. Ramsay High School – Birmingham

17. Fort Payne High School – Fort Payne

  • Academics Grade : A-
  • Health & Safety Grade: B+
  • Student Culture & Diversity Grade: A
  • Teachers Grade: B+
  • Resources & Facilities Grade: B+
  • Extracurriculars & Activities Grade: A-
  • Sports & Fitness Grade: A

18. Flomaton High School – Flomaton

19. Muscle Shoals High School – Muscle Shoals

20. Virgil Grissom High School – Huntsville

21. Enterprise High School – Enterprise

22. Fairhope High School – Fairhope Township

23. Plainview High School – Rainsville

  • Academics Grade: A-
  • Health & Safety Grade: A-
  • Student Culture & Diversity Grade: B
  • Teachers Grade: B-
  • Resources & Facilities Grade: A-
  • Extracurricular & Activities Grade: C
  • Sports & Fitness Grade: C

24. Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School – Montgomery

25. Cedar Bluff High School – Cedar Bluff

 

 

Factors Considered

Factor Description Source Weight
Academics Grade Niche Academics grade, which incorporates statistics and student, alumni, and parent surveys regarding academics at the school. Read the methodology. Niche grade 50%
Health & Safety Grade Niche Health & Safety grade, which incorporates statistics and student, alumni, and parent surveys regarding health and safety at the school. Read the methodology. Niche grade 10%
Student Culture & Diversity Grade Niche Student Culture & Diversity grade, which incorporates statistics and student, alumni, and parent surveys regarding culture and diversity at the school. Read the methodology. Niche grade 10%
Survey Responses Parent and student opinions about the overall experience at the high school they currently or recently attend(ed). Includes 556,102 opinions about overall experience from 211,873 unique students, recent alumni, and parents. Minimum 7 unique respondents required at each school. Nicheusers 10%
Teachers Grade Niche Teachers grade, which incorporates statistics and student, alumni, and parent surveys regarding teachers at the school. Read the methodology. Niche grade 10%
Resources & Facilities Grade Niche Resources & Facilities grade, which incorporates statistics and student, alumni, and parent surveys regarding resources and facilities at the school. Read the methodology. Niche grade 5%
Extracurriculars & Activities Grade Niche Extracurriculars & Activities grade, which incorporates statistics and student, alumni, and parent surveys regarding clubs and activities at the school. Read the methodology. Niche grade 2.5%
Sports & Fitness Grade Niche Sports & Fitness grade, which incorporates statistics and student, alumni, and parent surveys regarding athletics and general fitness at the school. Read the methodology. Niche grade 2.5%

Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available.

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