For the fourth year in a row, GCPS was named Best District in the Richmond area by Niche, a national school information website. Niche also recognized GCPS teachers as best in the region.
“We are pleased with the Niche rankings and are proud that our teachers were recognized for their dedication to our students,” Jeremy Raley, superintendent, said. “We truly have the best teachers! There have been multiple challenges over the past two years, but our teachers have risen to the challenge every time to maximize the potential of all of our division’s learners.
“I also recognize and applaud the work of all of our GCPS employees. We could not be named the ‘best’ without their extraordinary efforts to ensure that every aspect of our division meets our community’s high expectations,” Raley said. “I am honored to work in the best school division in Richmond!”
Niche, the leading platform connecting students and families with colleges and schools, releases an annual ranking of schools and districts throughout the United States. Niche’s rankings provide a more personal view of a school by combining user input — ratings from current students, alumni, and parents — with quantitative data from sources like the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate teachers, resources and facilities, extracurricular activity opportunities, and more.
Niche also ranked GCPS in the top ten percent of divisions state-wide with an overall ranking of 11 out of 131. Niche also gives school districts and schools letter grades in several different areas, including safety. On this measure, GCPS ranked 14 of 132 state-wide.