WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Ten Westchester County schools were ranked in the top 40 for New York state, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Rye was the top-rated high school in Westchester, coming in 85th in the nation and 10th in the state.
U.S. News & World Report enlisted the help of social science research firm RTI International to compile its rankings. They measured schools using four key metrics:
- Math and reading proficiency for all students
- Testing proficiency for disadvantaged students
- Graduation rates
- College readiness via Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data.
The top-rated school in the country was Mission San Jose High in Freemont, Calif.
The eight other Westchester high schools to crack the top 40 were:
- Edgemont (No. 20)
- Yonkers High School (No. 26)
- Horace Greeley (No. 27)
- Pleasantville (No. 29)
- Byram Hills (No. 30)
- Rye Neck (No. 31)
- Blind Brook (No. 32)
- Hastings (No. 33)
- Irvington (No. 35)
Many other Westchester schools were ranked beyond the Top 40 in the state.