For the fifth year in a row, GCPS was named Best District in the Richmond-Metro area by Niche, a national school information website.

GCPS was ranked second in the Richmond-Metro area for Best Places to Teach and Best Teachers. The division also ranked fourth in Best District for Athletes.

“I am humbled to serve with dedicated professionals in a community that supports and values our work, making this recognition possible for five years in a row now,” Jeremy Raley, superintendent, said. “This is another example of the excellence of GCPS!”

Niche ranked GCPS in the top 10 percent of divisions state-wide with an overall ranking of 12 out of 131.  Niche also gives school districts and schools letter grades in several different areas, including resources and facilities. GCPS received A grades on Clubs & Activities, Sports, Resources & Facilities, College Prep, and Administration.  

Niche, the leading platform connecting students and families with colleges and schools, releases an annual ranking of schools and districts throughout the United States. Niche’s rankings provide a more personal view of a school by combining user input — ratings from current students, alumni, and parents — with quantitative data from sources like the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate teachers, resources and facilities, extracurricular activity opportunities, and more.