Summer is approaching, and students across the country are looking forward to their time off from classes, homework, and other academic responsibilities.

However, the end of the school year does not bring a vacation to school districts, which will be preparing for the upcoming academic year while students are away. As a result of their hard work, many of these school districts are recognized annually for their excellent academics and positive school cultures.

Ranking and review site Niche.com has identified the best school districts in the United States using data sourced from various government and public data sets, the website's own proprietary data, and over four million opinion-based survey responses across a variety of topics from 287,606 current students, recent alumni, and parents.

These surveys were used to grade each school district on factors including academics, health and safety, student culture and diversity, survey responses, teachers, resources and facilities, extra-curricular and activities, sports and fitness.

Did the school district in your area make the list? Click through to find out.

20. Radnor Township School District
Radnor Township, PA

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.3 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: B
Resources & Facilities Grade: A+

The Radnor Township School District has 3,605 students (K-12). Of these students, 92% are proficient in math and/or reading. On the ACT, students in this district received an average score of 29 out of 36 and on the SATs, the average scores of students were 650 in Math, and 630 in Reading and Writing.

19. SAU 70
Hanover Town, NH

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.4 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: B-
Resources & Facilities Grade: A

According to New Hampshire state standards, 87% of the 918 students (6-12) are proficient in reading and/or math. On the SATs, students in this district receive average scores of 650 in Math, 670 in Reading, and 660 in Writing. On the ACT, students receive an average score of 30.

18. San Marino Unified School District
San Marino, CA

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.0 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: B+
Resources & Facilities Grade: A-

Of the 3,132 students (K-12) in the San Marino Unified School District, 90% of students are considered proficient in reading and/or math by the California state standards. Students from this district have received average scores of 680 in Math, 660 in Reading, and 680 in Writing on the SATs, and 31 on the ACT.

17. Community High School District No. 128
Libertyville Township, IL

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.3 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: B
Resources & Facilities Grade: A+

The Community High School District No. 128 has 3,345 students (9-12). Of these students, 84% are proficient in math and/or reading. On the ACT, students in this district received an average score of 29 and on the SATs, the average scores of students were 700 in Math, and 680 in Reading and Writing.

16. New Canaan School District
New Canaan Town, CT

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.2 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: C+
Resources & Facilities Grade: A+

According to state standards, 96% of the 4,180 students (K-12) in the New Canaan School District are proficient in math and/or reading. Students who have taken the SAT receive scores, on average, of 640 in Math and Writing, and 630 in Reading. On the ACT, students receive an average score of 30.

15. Lexington Public Schools
Lexington, MA

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 3.9 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: B+
Resources & Facilities Grade: A-

Of the 6,610 students (PK-12) in Lexington Public Schools, 90% of students are considered proficient in reading and/or math by the Massachusetts state standards. Students from this district have received average scores of 690 in Math, 670 in Reading, and 680 in Writing on the SATs, and 31 on the ACT.

14. Millburn Township Schools
Millburn Township, NJ

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 3.9 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: B-
Resources & Facilities Grade: A-

According to state standards, 93% of the 4,904 students (PK-12) in the Millburn Township Schools are proficient in math and/or reading. Students who have taken the SAT receive scores, on average, of 680 in Math, 660 in Reading, and 670 in Writing. On the ACT, students receive an average score of 31.

13. Bloomfield Hills Schools
Bloomfield Charter Township, MI

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.3 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: A
Resources & Facilities Grade: A-

The Bloomfield Hills Schools have 5,455 students (PK-12). Of these students, 80% are proficient in math and/or reading. Students in this district who have taken the SATs scored an average of 710 in Math and 690 in Reading, and 680 in Writing. Students who have taken the ACT received an average score of 31.

12. Westport School District
Westport, CT

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.1 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: C+
Resources & Facilities Grade: A+

The Westport School District has 5,762 students (PK-12), and 96% of these students are proficient in reading and/or math. On the SATs, students in this district receive average scores of 640 in Math and Writing, and 630 in Reading. On the ACT, students receive an average score of 30.

11. Palo Alto Unified School District
Palo Alto, CA

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 3.9 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: A
Resources & Facilities Grade: A-

According to California State standards, 87% of the 12,466 students (PK-12) in the Palo Alto Unified School District are proficient in math and/or reading. Students who have taken the SAT receive scores, on average, of 700 in Math, and 680 in Reading and Writing. On the ACT, students receive an average score of 31.

10. Glenbrook High Schools District No. 225
Northfield Township, IL

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.3 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: A-
Resources & Facilities Grade: A+

The Glenbrook High Schools District No. 225 has 4,841 students (9-12), and 83% of these students are proficient in reading and/or math. On the SATs, students in this district receive average scores of 670 in Math, and 650 in Reading and Writing. On the ACT, students receive an average score of 30.

9. Indian Hill Exempted Village School District
The Village of Indian Hill, OH

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.3 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: B-
Resources & Facilities Grade: A+

Of the 1,881 students (PK-12) in the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District, 97% of students are considered proficient in reading and/or math by state standards. Students from this district have received average scores of 660 in Math, 640 in Reading, and 620 in Writing on the SATs, and 31 on the ACT.

8. Rye City School District
Rye, NY

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.6 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: B-
Resources & Facilities Grade: A+

The Rye City School District has 3,303 students (K-12), and 72% of these students are proficient in reading and/or math. On the SATs, students in this district receive average scores of 640 in Math and Reading, and 660 in Writing. On the ACT, students receive an average score of 30.

 

7. North Allegheny School District
McCandless Township, PA

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.3 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: B
Resources & Facilities Grade: A

The North Allegheny School District has 8,281 students (K-12), 89% of whom are proficient in reading and/or math. On average, students in this district receive scores of 620 in Math, 610 in Reading and Writing on the SATs, and 29 on the ACT.

6. Highland Park Independent School District (Dallas)
Northeast Dallas Township, TX

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.1 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: B-
Resources & Facilities Grade: A

The Highland Park Independent School District (Dallas) has 7,037 students (PK-12), and 98% of these students are proficient in reading and/or math. On the SATs, students in this district receive average scores of 670 in Math, 650 in Reading, and 640 in Writing. On the ACT, students receive an average score of 30.

5. Princeton Public Schools
Princeton, NJ

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.2 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: A-
Resources & Facilities Grade: A

According to New Jersey State standards, 87% of the 3,416 students (PK-12) in the Princeton Public Schools are proficient in math and/or reading. Students who have taken the SAT receive scores, on average, of 670 in Math and Writing, and 660 in Reading. On the ACT, students receive an average score of 31.

4. New Trier Township High School District No. 203
New Trier Township, IL

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.1 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: C+
Resources & Facilities Grade: A

The New Trier Township High School District No. 203 has 4,206 students (9-12) and, based on Illinois state standards, 88% of those students are proficient in math and/or reading. On average, students from this district who have taken the ACT scored a 30. Students who have taken the SAT received scores of 670 in Math and Writing, and 680 in Reading.

3. Jericho Union Free School District
Oyster Bay Town, NY

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.1 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: B+
Resources & Facilities Grade: A+

Of the 2,999 students (K-12) in the Jericho Union Free School District, 76% are considered by state standards to be proficient in reading and/or math. On the SATs, students in this district receive average scores of 690 in Math and Writing, and 670 in Reading. On the ACT, students receive an average score of 29.

2. Eanes Independent School District
Austin, TX

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.4 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: B-
Resources & Facilities Grade: A+

According to state standards, 96% of the 8,005 students (PK-12) in the Eanes Independent School District are proficient in math and/or reading. Students who have taken the SAT receive scores, on average, of 670 in Math, and 650 in Reading and Writing. On the ACT, students receive an average score of 30.

1. Tredyffrin-Easttown School District
Tredyffrin Township, PA

Academics Grade: A+
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 4.5 out of 5
Student Culture & Diversity Grade: B
Resources & Facilities Grade: A+

The Tredyffrin-Easttown School District has 6,537 students (K-12). Of these students, 90% are proficient in math and/or reading. Students in this district who have taken the SATs scored an average of 650 in Math and 640 in Reading and Writing. Students who have taken the ACT received an average score of 29.