NCSSS schools give students a competitive edge

The National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools represents many of the top-ranked programs in the U.S. and around the globe committed to transforming science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education through schoolwide initiatives that include authentic research or project-based learning. NCSSS defines STEM schools as those that prepare students to be leaders in global innovation by engaging them in rigorous, relevant, and integrated learning experiences.

About half of NCSSS schools admit less than 50% of their applicants
81% of NCSSS schools offer AP-level courses
Average student SAT Math score is 663.4 – U.S. average is 514
3/4 of NCSSS member schools have 50% or greater female enrollment

percent of NCSSS member schools with 50% or greater female enrollment


students that attend NCSSS member schools


percent of NCSSS students attend 4-year colleges

The STEM Edge

A quarterly publication from NCSSS giving teachers and administrators the competitive advantage in professional development. Articles should be submitted to or

What our members have to say

NCSSS is the platform that will connect you to the nation's leading K-12 STEM community. For expanding and exchanging the ideas beyond individual school district and state, NCSSS is the best community to engage with."

2021 Professional Conference Attendee

The Leadership Summit gave me the ability to network with other like-minded professionals and the breakout sessions allowed for engaging dialogue on self-selective topics."

2020 Leadership Summit Attendee

There were so many sessions that focused on issues that were of personal concern to me that it was hard to decide which to go to!"

2018 Professional Conference Attendee

Student Research Conference 2022

Saint Louis University (SLU) is proud to host the 2022 NCSSS Student Research Conference, June 23-26. Join us on the SLU’s campus in St. Louis, MO, with special excursions planned to show your students St. Louis.

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STEM Events

  • Student Leadership Conference

    Saint Louis University

  • 2022 Professional Conference


NCSSS Conference Health Protocols

In an effort to protect the health of attendees at the Professional Conference, NCSSS is implementing the following:

  1. All attendees must be fully vaccinated in order to attend the conference. Proof of vaccination will be verified by an independent third-party application by uploading a photo of your vaccination card.
  2. We will observe social distancing at conference sessions, such as seating six per table.
  3. NCSSS will follow CDC guidelines that are applicable at the time of the conference.

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