(Pittsburgh, PA) Pittsburgh based Niche, Inc., the website and data service company that provides comprehensive information about U.S. schools and neighborhoods, has published its 2019 data analysis and listed Conejo Valley Unified School District as the #1 school district in Ventura County and in the Top 5% of all school districts in the country.
In response to the question as to how Niche compares to U.S. News & World Report and other school ranking reports, Jessica Hair, Media Relations Manager shared, “Not only does our data team clean and analyze the latest government data, but we also proactively collected data directly from more than 4,000 schools to supplement that data. In addition to that, we know that there’s always more to a school than statistics alone can represent, and we feel it’s important to hear the voices of people who have actually attended that school, so we include millions of student and parent reviews in our rankings. Combined, this establishes us as the most comprehensive data source for K-12 schools.”
Niche allows users to go to the website, enter a school name, school district, college or city and to see the “Report Card” as defined by Niche’s data analysis.
According to the company’s website, Niche posts an extensive list (click to see list) as the source data used to make their analysis. The website states, “Our Data Team uses advanced algorithms and statistical techniques to compare, score, and connect millions of data points to thoroughly analyze U.S. schools and neighborhoods.”
Niche, formerly known as College Prowler, was founded in 2002 as a publisher of printed college guidebooks but today offers information through their website about K-12 schools, colleges, cities, and neighborhoods across the United States.
In the analysis of Conejo Valley Unified School District, the website Report including top rankings in the following areas:
- #1 Best School District in Ventura County
- #1 Best School District for Athletes in Ventura County
- #1 District with the Best Teachers in Ventura County
- #1 Best Places to Teach in Ventura County
On a national basis, CVUSD was ranked in the Top 5% reaching #496 out of 10,758 school districts included in the analysis. In California, CVUSD ranked #14 out of 486 or in the top 2.8% in the state.
“Number 1 school district in Ventura County is something we can all be proud of. I commend our board, our CVUSD staff, our teachers, our students and parents, and our taxpayers. We have a great community and I am very proud to be a part of this for the last 14 years, “shared Mike Dunn, CVUSD board member.
“This is a direct result of the value our community places on our young people and their education,” shared Sandee Everett, CVUSD board member, who is completing her 2nd year as a trustee. “It also speaks to the dedication, innovation, and quality of our wonderful teachers and staff. ”
Dr. Amy Chen, parent of two CVUSD students, stated, “Our school district is not just leading because of academics but also because there is something for everyone. There are opportunities for every child. There’s robotics to dance to music to Academic Decathlon. There’s a wide variety for every child to become engaged and excited about education.”
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