Parents are always wondering where their kid's school ranks, and if they're getting the best education they can.

The website can give us some answers, as it ranks schools on a nationwide and statewide level with several sources like the Department of Education and millions of Niche users.

It is notable to point out that the results, in their nature, are subjective, seeing as they use reviews from parents, students, and teachers and combine that with objective measurables like test scores, report cards, etc...

According to the website, here's how they come up with their rankings:

Niche is a website that helps you discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for you. We rigourously analyze dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S.

Below are the top 15 Elementary Schools in Calcasieu Parish along with their statewide ranking to the far right. (School's city in parenthesis.)

  1. Prien Lake Elementary (Lake Charles) #54
  2. T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet (Lake Charles) #62
  3. A.A. Nelson Elementary (Lake Charles) #65
  4. Vincent Settlement Elementary (Sulphur) #80
  5. LeBleu Settlement Elementary (Lake Charles) #108
  6. W.T. Henning Elementary (Sulphur) #123
  7. Frash Elementary (Sulphur) #146
  8. St. John Elementary (Lake Charles) #167
  9. M.J. Kaufman Elementary (Lake Charles) #183
  10. Westwood Elementary (Westlake) #227
  11. Moss Bluff Elementary (Moss Bluff) #238
  12. Cypress Cove Elementary (Sulphur) #267
  13. Dolby Elementary (Lake Charles) #270
  14. Bell City Elementary (Bell City) #300
  15. Western Heights Elementary (Westlake) #319

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