Magazine: Eighteen of nation's top 100 high schools are in New York
Eighteen of the top 100 high schools in the nation are in New York State, according to a new ranking from U.S. News & World Report.
The list includes six New York City high schools, six from Westchester County, four from Long Island, and one each from the Buffalo and Rochester regions:
- Stuyvesant High School, New York City (ranked 15).
- Bronx High School Of Science (ranked 20 ).
- Staten Island Tech High School (ranked 22 ).
- Edgemont Junior-Senior High School, Scarsdale, Westchester County (ranked 28).
- Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, Westchester County (ranked 29 ).
- Brooklyn Tech High School (ranked 39).
- Great Neck South High School, Nassau County (ranked 43).
- Townsend Harris High School, Queens (ranked 45).
- City Honors School, Buffalo (ranked 50).
- Rye High School, Westchester County (ranked 52).
- Scarsdale Senior High School, Westchester County (ranked 55).
- Brighton High School, Rochester (ranked 57).
- Jericho Senior High School, Nassau County (ranked 58).
- Cold Spring Harbor High School, Suffolk County (ranked 71).
- New Explorations Science, Tech & Math, New York (ranked 74).
- Blind Brook High School, Rye Brook, Westchester County (ranked 75).
- Manhasset Senior High School, Nassau County (ranked 78).
- Irvington High School, Westchester County (ranked 91).
The magazine said it collaborated with a data research and analysis division of Standard & Poor's through an analysis that considered student performance on state tests, performance of schools' disadvantaged students, and the schools' efforts to offer college-level coursework.
The list of 100 "gold medal" winners includes charter schools, the nation's oldest school in Boston, a school that serves children of privilege in suburban Washington, D.C., and a Texas school on the Mexican border that serves mainly children of "challenged immigrants."
The magazine said its analysis evaluates schools in only 40 states because Alabama, Alaska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C., did not provide state test data from the 2005-2006 year and because Mississippi, Montana, and Nebraska provided insufficient 2005-2006 assessment data.