Wentzville, Fort Zumwalt make Niche.com list of Best School Districts for 2015

Niche.com, a website that ranks school districts and reviews colleges, has posted its 2015 list of the best public school districts in Missouri.

The website uses government data and surveys of students, alumni and parents to rank the school districts. High-ranking schools generally have students who are happy with all aspects of their school experience and are actively involved in sports and extracurricular activities. The districts tend to be diverse and are “exceptional academic institutions,” the website states.

The highest-ranking St. Charles County district was Wentzville School District at #16 on the list, with an overall grade of A. WSD was given an A- for academics, B for health and safety, B for student culture and diversity, A for teachers, B+ for resources and facilities, B for extracurriculars and activities, and B+ for sports and fitness.

Fort Zumwalt came in at #21 with an overall grade of A-. FZSD was given an A- for academics, a B for health and safety, a B for student culture and diversity, an A- for teachers, a B+ for resources and facilities, a C+ for extracurriculars and activities, and a B- for sports and fitness.

Two other St. Charles county districts made the top 50. Orchard Farm ranked at #40, with an overall grade of B+, and St. Charles, also with a B+, was #44.

Warren County, with an overall grade of C+, came in at #176. Wright City had an overall grade of C and was not ranked.