Whether it rankles educators or delights parents, it never fails to garner attention—U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of high schools across the nation has been released.
And this year, high schools in Westchester nabbed several impressive national and state slots.
The survey looked at over 22,000 high schools across 49 states (Nebraska was omitted) and dishes out 500 gold medals. Institutions are ordered based upon state exam performance and students' readiness for college.
Nearest to the number one spot is Yonkers Middle High School, ranked fourth in the state and 24th in the nation. The school serves 1,024 students, 67-percent of whom are classified as "economically disadvantaged."
Close to Yonkers is , ranked 11th in the state and 72nd in the nation. Rye, which houses 885 students, has a 14:1 student-teacher ratio. 86-percent of its students participate in Advanced Placement courses, according to the report.
Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua follows closely behind, earning a rank of 14th in the state and 79th in the nation. Greeley, with 1,281 students and a 12:1 student-teacher ratio, is the only high school in its district.
Just behind these top performers are:
- Dobbs Ferry High School: 16th in the state, 83rd in the nation
- Blind Brook High School in Rye Brook: 24th in the state, 123rd in the nation
- Irvington High School: 30th in the state, 182nd in the nation
- l: 33rd in the state, 199th in the nation
- Byram Hills High School in Armonk: 35th in the state, 208th in the nation
- John Jay High School in Cross River: 39th in the state, 238th in the nation
- Scarsdale High School: 47th in the state, 315th in the nation
In Rockland, Tappan Zee High School and Pearl River High School came close to making the state's top 50—read more about them .
For a closer look at New York high schools on the survey, click here.