Understanding GreatSchools Ratings

Our school profiles now include important information in addition to test scores. Here's a look at what goes into your school's GreatSchools Summary Rating.

Our school profiles now include important information in addition to test scores — factors that make a big difference in how children experience school, such as how much a school helps students improve academically, how well a school supports students from different socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic groups, and whether or not some groups of students are disproportionately affected by the school’s discipline and attendance policies. Many of these important themes now have their own rating, and these themed ratings are incorporated into the school’s overall GreatSchools Summary Rating.

Want to learn more? Here’s an explanation of our methodology.


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