The 50 Best Public Elementary Schools To Send Your Kid To In 2017

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There are approximately 50 million kids enrolled in public school every year, which means bullies have a huge swirly quota to hit. It also means parents have their work cut out for them. Between researching the best districts, calculating how much it costs to live there, and comparing it to private and charter schools, getting your head flushed in a toilet seem like a vacation in comparison.

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Niche, a site full of family-friendly rankings based on reviews and comprehensive data analysis, is here to help. With a combination of data from over 100 million reviews and U.S. Department Of Education from 2014 to 2016, they graded 48,625 public elementary schools on 4 metrics: academics, district, teachers, and culture. Whether you’re looking to move or just to fist-bump yourself for living somewhere awesome already, the following 50 public schools are at the head of the class.

50. Wyoming Elementary School — Millburn, NJ
49. Radnor Elementary School — Radnor, PA
48. John V.B. Wicoff Elementary School — Plainsboro, NJ
47. Bowman Elementary School — Lexington, MA
46. Cedar Creek Elementary School — Austin, TX
45. Meadow Glens Elementary School — Naperville, IL
44. Cantiague Elementary School — Jericho, NY
43. Belmont Hills Elementary School — Bala Cynwyd, PA
42. West School — New Canaan, CT
41. Gladwyne Elementary School — Gladwyne, PA
40. Maurice Hawk Elementary School — West Windsor, NJ
39. George A. Jackson School — Jericho, NY
38. Barton Creek Elementary School — Austin, TX
37. Forest Trail Elementary School — Austin, TX
36. Valley View Elementary School — Austin, TX
35. Parkside Elementary School — Solon, OH
34. Herbert Hoover Elementary School — Palo Alto, CA
33. Hartshorn Elementary School — Short Hills, NJ
32. Green’s Farms School — Westport, CT
31. Robert Seaman Elementary School — Jericho, NY
30. Old Bonhomme Elementary School — St Louis, MO
29. Glenwood Elementary School — Short Hills, NJ
28. Deerfield Elementary School — Short Hills, NJ
27. Addison Elementary School — Palo Alto, CA
26. Meramec Elementary School — Clayton, MO
25. Lakeville Elementary School — Great Neck, NY

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24. Valley Forge Elementary School — Wayne, PA
23. South Mountain School — Millburn, NJ
22. New Eagle Elementary School — Wayne, PA
21. Cynwyd Elementary School — Bala Cynwyd, PA
20. Ithan Elementary School — Bryn Mawr, PA
19. Ohlone Elementary School — Palo Alto, CA
18. Maria Hastings Elementary School — Lexington, MA
17. Penn Wynne School — Wynnewood, PA
16. Escondido Elementary School — Stanford, CA
15. Palo Verde Elementary School — Palo Alto, CA
14. Riverside Elementary School — Princeton, NJ
13. Glenridge Elementary School — Clayton, MO
12. Juana Briones Elementary School — Palo Alto, CA
11. Duveneck Elementary School — Palo Alto, CA
10. Walter Hays Elementary School — Palo Alto, CA
9. El Carmelo Elementary School — Palo Alto, CA
8. Johnson Park Elementary School — Princeton, NJ
7. Fairmeadow Elementary School — Palo Alto, CA
6. Ralph M. Captain Elementary School — Clayton, MO
5. Lucille M. Nixon Elementary School — Stanford, CA
4. Merion Elementary School — Merion Station, PA
3. Littlebrook Elementary School — Princeton, NJ
2. Beaumont Elementary School — Devon, PA
1. Hillside Elementary School — Berwyn, PA

If your local school didn’t make the grade, they may have made the full list of 100, which you can find here. Niche lets you filter ranking by state/metro area, search for a school directly, and even links you to homes nearby. If only they’d give you some money, then you’d really have it all.

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