Friendswood Independent School District is the number one Best School District in the Houston Metro Area according to Niche K-12 whose new ratings arrived recently.
Niche K-12 offers unique insight into more than 120,000 K-12 schools. Students and parents can explore millions of reviews and rankings and compare educational outcomes across schools and districts.
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They provide students, families, and professionals with best-in-class content and insight into life’s big decisions. Every year, people find their niche and the company helps them do so.
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Best Public School Districts category ranks 8,738 school districts based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. A high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers, sufficient resources, and a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experiences very highly.
The Best Public School Districts ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall experience at public school districts in the United States and Puerto Rico. It uses data sourced from various government and public data sets, Niche’s own proprietary data, and 4,624,238 opinion-based survey responses across a variety of topics from 287,606 current students, recent alumni, and parents.
Regarding Academics at Friendswood High School, an unnamed alumni is quoted on the Niche website: The academics offered help to prepare for college. They include the general curriculum and AP classes. There are many extra options including band, drill team, and choir. The teachers really care about your education and preparing your for a future. the workload is fairly heavy for all classes but especially for AP.
A high ranking in Overall Experience generally indicates that:
· Students are very happy with their experience in all aspects including academics, teachers, health, safety, resources, facilities, extracurriculars, sports, and fitness;
· District schools are exceptional academic institutions in terms of teachers, students, resources for learning, and student outcomes;
· District schools are made up of a diverse population and fosters an accepting, positive school culture;
· Students are actively involved in a variety of extracurriculars and sports the district offers.
In the state, Niche places FISD in the #13 spot.