Education website Niche.com recently ranked the best high schools in the country. Some of the best high schools in Westchester NY made the national list. They also came up with a list of the top 100 high schools in New York State, where our Hudson Valley high schools made up more than a quarter of the list.
According to the site, they have ranked 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics plus 4.6 million surveys from 280,000 students and parents. In addition to the ranking, each high school receives a grade individually.
So what local schools have made the list?
Best High Schools in the US ranking:
- #24 Rye High School in Rye
- #30 Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua
- #31 Edgemont High School in Scarsdale
- #70 Scarsdale High School in Scarsdale
- #74 Blind Brook High School in Rye Brook
- #87 Bronxville High School in Bronxville
- #93 Rye Neck High School in Mamaroneck
Best High Schools in New York State ranking:
(The schools that are among the top high schools in the country list are in the top 20 of New York State. The rest of the rankings is as follow:)
- #20 Byram Hills High School in Armonk
- #25 Harrison High School in Harrison
- #27 Briarcliff High School in Briarcliff Manor
- #29 Ardsley High School in Ardsley
- #31 Fox Lane High School in Bedford
- #33 John Jay High School in Cross River
- #36 Pelham Memorial High School in Pelham
- #45 Mamaroneck High School in Mamaroneck
- #46 Irvington High School in Irvington
- #48 Dobbs Ferry High School in Dobbs Ferry
- #50 James O'Neill High School in Fort Montgomery
- #53 Hastings High School in Hastings on Hudson
- #54 Tappan Zee High School in Orangeburg
- #56 Haldane High School in Cold Spring
- #60 Spackenkill High School in Poughkeepsie
- #61 North Salem Middle/High School in North Salem
- #62 Suffern Senior High School in Suffern
- #66 Clarkstown South High School
- #75 Red Hook High School in Red Hook
- #90 Pleasantville High School in Pleasantville
- #91 White Plains High School in White Plains
- #100 Clarkstown North Senior High School in New City
Although we all know that test scores and rankings alone do no determine how good the specific education is to your children, it is still amazing that so many of our local Hudson Valley high schools made the list.
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Is this list not enough to satisfy your appetite on knowing which is the best high schools in Westchester NY and the Hudson Valley?
We have compiled a complete Hudson Valley School Report , which includes data for every single school district in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, and Ulster County.
You will find out:
- Rankings of all the Westchester and Hudson Valley high schools based on 4-year graduation rate
- Rankings of all the Westchester and Hudson Valley high schools based on Average SAT scores
- Rankings of all the Westchester and Hudson Valley high schoosl based on "College Readiness"
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