A website that uses quality of life data, Niche, has ranked the top school districts in Indiana. The 2020 Best School Districts rankings are based on analysis of statistics, such as test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, and teacher quality.
Fifty-percent of the tabulated scores were based on SAT/ACT scores and survey responses from students and parents.
Niche ranked the West Lafayette School District as best in Indiana with an overall grade of A+. The district received A+ grades in several individual categories, including academics, teachers, college prep and health and safety. The district is comprised of 2,246 students in 3 schools. The 2nd ranked district was Carmel Clay Schools, who was given a A+ rating, including individual A+ ratings for academics, teachers, clubs & activities and health & safety. Ranked third was Zionsville Community Schools, who also received an A+ rating, with individual A+ ratings for academics, teachers and college prep.
The rest of the top 10 Indiana school districts, according to Niche:
#4- Hamilton Southeastern Schools
#5- Brownsburg Community School Corp.
#6- Southwest Allen County Schools
#7- Plainfield Community School Corp.
#8- Northwest Allen County Schools
#9- Westfield Washington Schools
#10- School Town of Munster
For the criteria Niche used to determine the rankings, click here. For the entire list of top Indiana school districts, visit here.