Rivkah Carl, Data Analyst
Great question! Please check out the explanation for our Noodle Ratings for K12 schools, https://www.noodle.com/ratings. The "Household Income" is determined by U.S census data. It is calculated based on average income in the school's surrounding area or zipcode. Based on these values, Noodle is able to distinguish between various public schools. As new census data is released, we update our measures and ratings appropriately.