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Niche Ranks FHSD One of the Top School Districts in Missouri

(August 8, 2017) St. Charles, MO… Niche has just released its 2018 list of Best Schools in America, and has ranked the Francis Howell School District No. 16 in Missouri. That is the highest ranking of any district in St. Charles County, and with more than 500 public school districts in the state, this ranking puts FHSD in the top 3 percent in Missouri.

“We know that there are many different measures of a great school district, and we appreciate the fact that Niche rankings take a variety of data into consideration,” said FHSD Superintendent Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris. “We also value the opinions of our stakeholders, and the positive survey feedback from our community is great confirmation that they appreciate the efforts we make on behalf of our students every day.” 

Niche analyzes data from the U.S. Department of Education and over 60 million K-12 school reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for schools, colleges, and places to live. School district rankings reflect the entire school experience, including academics, teachers, diversity, student life, and student outcomes.

Niche believes that “each school is so much more than just one ranking number.” The website provides in-depth profiles on each school and district, and assesses them across a number of factors to produce annual graded Report Cards. This year, nearly 100,000 schools and districts received a ranking in the 2018 Report Card. 

To view the Niche rankings of all Missouri school districts, or if you would like to take the K-12 school survey and provide feedback for future rankings, visit the Niche website at www.niche.com.