.

Hen Hud High School Ranks 73 in State; Panas Ranks 100; Peekskill Not Ranked

U.S. News and World Report orders schools in state, nation

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. 

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.

ranked 73rd in the state and 546th in the nation. Hen Hud has 915 students, a 13:1 student-teacher ratio. 57 percent of students participate in Advanced Placement classes, according to the report.

ranked 100th in the state and 779th in the nation. WPHS has 1,011 students, a 16:1 student-teacher ration and 48 percent of its students participate in AP classes. 

was not ranked on a state or national level. The report showed that PHS has 815 students, a 14:1 student-teacher ration and that 49 percent of students participate in AP classes.  

You can read more details about each school on U.S. News and World Report's website here

Other high schools in Westchester nabbed some of the best rankings in the nation and the state.

Closest to the number one spot 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: 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.

Anita Prentice May 09, 2012 at 03:18 AM
These ratings are most closely related to the wealth of the particular communities that make up each school district.
Alex Acevedo May 09, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Two of the schools are in the Bronx and one is not Bronx High School of Science and the other is relatively new. If it can happen there, it can happen anywhere.
sayitsnotsojack May 09, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Has anyone noticed that eight of the first 10 high schools in NY are in the New York City School District? They have student to teacher ratios as high as 22 to 1, some of which have very high minority and low-income student populations while spending considerably less per student. Therefore, when you hear the Hendrick Hudson district with a 13 to one student ratio and other districts insist that spending 25 million dollars for sports and entertainment complexes will make them competitive think again! Districts should stop talking about how good they are and really start to provide the education they say they are for the huge taxes we pay. They do have every sports team every invented, think about this when you go to vote for these out of control budgets next week.
Ian May 10, 2012 at 02:45 AM
You may not agree about how the money is spent, but school tax money is spent on children. “No” votes on a school budget hurt education and children. There's not getting around that.
Kirsten Berger May 10, 2012 at 02:19 PM
It would also help if the report included that school tax rate for each community. It is no surprise that those schools near the top of the list are also in communities with a lot of money and high taxes. Yet there are many who don't want or can't see the connection and it would be great if US News and WOrld Report could report that too, maybe most people will finally get it.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something