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District earns "A" in Niche ratings

       Pearland Independent School District received an A rating according to Niche ratings and ranked fourth in the Houston metro area for excellent academics and student culture in the 2021 Niche ratings.

       In addition to claiming the No. 4 spot in the Houston area, Pearland ISD is ranked No. 29 out of 1,019 Texas school districts. Among the Brazoria County districts, Pearland ISD was rated as the top district, as well as the district with the best teachers.. Pearland ISD also ranked among the top 10 for most diverse school districts in the Houston area.

       Founded in 2002 as Collegeprowler.com, Niche has since expanded to provide insights and reviews of K-12 schools, cities and neighborhoods nationwide -- based on government/public data as well as surveys.

       High district and campus rankings indicate . . . .

    • Students are happy with academics, teachers, health, safety, resources, facilities, extracurricular activities, sports and fitness.
    • Schools have excellent teachers, resources for learning and student outcomes.
    • Schools have a diverse population and foster an accepting, positive culture.
    • Students are actively involved in extracurricular activities and sports.

       Factors considered in district and school rankings ranged from academics, health/safety, student culture/diversity, parent/student surveys, teachers and resources/facilities to extracurricular/activities, sports/fitness and district overall experience.

       Pearland ISD rankings in the 2021 report are as follows:

Best Public School Districts in Houston:

  • No. 4 in Houston Area: Pearland ISD
  • Note: Niche ranked 45 school districts in Houston based on key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents.

Best Public School Districts in Texas:

  • 29 in Texas: Pearland ISD
  • Note: Niche ranked 1,019 school districts in Texas based on key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents.                     

Best Public Elementary Schools in the Houston Metro Area:

  • No. 25: Silvercrest Elementary
  • No. 34: Magnolia Elementary
  • Note: Niche ranked 56,581 elementary schools nationwide based on key student statistics and reviews from more than 750,000 students and parents.

Best Public Middle Schools/ Junior High in the Houston Metro Area

  • No. 14: Berry Miller Junior High
  • No. 15: Rogers Middle School
  • No. 20: Alexander Middle School
  • No. 21: Pearland Junior High School East
  • Note: Niche ranked 26,686 middle schools nationwide based on key student statistics and reviews from more than 750,000 students and parents.

Best Public High Schools in the Houston Metro Area

  • 16: Dawson High School
  • Note: Niche ranked 24,651 high schools nationwide based on key student statistics and reviews from more than 750,000 students and parents.

        For the complete rankings, visit www.niche.com.

(10/16/2020)