Niche 2020 Best Schools report: Cullman City Schools, Cullman High, Cullman Middle, St. Bernard receive high marks

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Cullman Middle School (Cullman Tribune file photo)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Niche.com, an online rating group described by Forbes as a kind of “Yelp” for education, recently released its 2020 Best Schools report. In Alabama, Cullman City Schools ranked no. 10 out of 136 public school districts in the state. Cullman High School ranked no. 15 in public high schools in Alabama, while Cullman Middle School ranked no. 15 in public middle schools in the state. St. Bernard Prep came in at no. 2 in Catholic schools and no. 7 in private high schools in Alabama.

2020 Best School Districts in Alabama

According to Niche, “The 2020 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more.” 

You can read more on how this ranking was calculated here.

  1. Mountain Brook City Schools
  2. Madison City Schools
  3. Homewood City Schools
  4. Hoover City Schools
  5. Auburn City Schools
  6. Vestavia Hills City Schools
  7. Trussville City Schools
  8. Muscle Shoals City Schools
  9. Hartselle City Schools
  10. Cullman City Schools

 

2020 Best Public High Schools in Alabama

According to Niche, “The 2020 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings.”

You can read more on how this ranking was calculated here.

  1. Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School
  2. Brook High School
  3. Bob Jones High School
  4. Homewood High School
  5. Spain Park High School
  6. James Clemens High School
  7. New Century Technology High School
  8. Vestavia Hills High School
  9. Auburn High School
  10. Hoover High School
  11. Oak Mt. High School
  12. Hewitt-Trussville High School
  13. Hartselle High School
  14. Virgil Grissom High School
  15. Cullman High School

 

2020 Best Public Middle Schools in Alabama

According to Niche, “The 2020 Best Public Middle Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, middle school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.”

You can read more on how this ranking was calculated here.

  1. Brook Junior High School
  2. Discovery Middle School
  3. Homewood Middle School
  4. Liberty Middle School
  5. Robert F. Bumpus Middle School
  6. Berry Middle School
  7. Ira F. Simmons Middle School
  8. Drake Middle School
  9. Auburn Junior High School
  10. Muscle Shoals Middle School
  11. Louis Pizitz Middle School
  12. Liberty Park Middle School
  13. Hartselle Intermediate School
  14. Hewitt-Trussville Middle School
  15. Cullman Middle School

 

2020 Best Catholic High Schools in Alabama

The 2020 Best Catholic High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, Catholic school ratings, and more. Data sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly. 

You can read more on how this ranking was calculated here.

  1. Bernard Preparatory School

 

2020 Best Private High Schools in Alabama

The 2020 Best Private High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, private school ratings, and more. Data sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly. 

You can read more on how this ranking was calculated here.

  1. Indian Springs School
  2. The Altamont School
  3. Randolph School
  4. UMS-Wright Preparatory School
  5. The Montgomery Academy
  6. John Paul II Catholic High School
  7. Bernard Preparatory School
  8. Saint James School
  9. The Donoho School
  10. Bayside Academy

 

Niche describes itself as “a website that helps you discover the schools, companies, and neighborhoods that are right for you.  We rigorously analyze dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for K-12 Schools, Colleges, Places to Live, and Places to Work.”

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Wendy Sack

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