Poway Unified School District (PUSD) ranked 10th out of 455 on the 2017 Best School Districts in California list by Niche, an online resource that helps people discover schools and neighborhoods that are right for them. The list ranks the best schools and districts in the state based on academics, teachers, administration, college readiness, sports, food, diversity, clubs and activities, resources and facilities, and health and safety. PUSD received nine A’s and one B grade in each of these areas, and an A+ grade overall. PUSD was also ranked 8th out of 404 for the Safest School Districts in California, and 12th out of 383 for the Best School Districts for Athletes in California.

To calculate rankings and grade the districts, Niche gathers and analyzes data from the U.S. Department of Education as well as over 60 million K-12 school reviews and survey responses. For more information go to k12.niche.com.