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N.Y.’s high school ranking: 2024 U.S. News & World Report has best to worst

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Middle school students throughout New York state are making plans for high schools in September.

U.S. News & World Report, which considers itself the global authority in education rankings, recently announced the 2024 Best New York High Schools. The rankings evaluate 1,279 high schools throughout the state, where Regents Exams are mandatory.

To calculate the rankings, U.S. News focuses on the following: college readiness, state assessment proficiency, state assessment performance, undeserved student performance, college curriculum, breadth, and the graduation rate.

Here are the top high schools in New York state, according to U.S. News & World Report’s ranking:

20. New Explorations Into Science, Tech and Math High School — Manhattan

According to U.S. News & World Report: students at New Explorations Into Science, Tech and Math High School, have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at New Explorations Into Science, Tech and Math High School is 95%. The total minority enrollment is 63%, and 29% of students are economically disadvantaged.

19. Horace Greeley High School — Chappaqua

According to U.S. News & World Report: Horace Greeley High School is ranked 19th within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Horace Greeley High School is 94%. The total minority enrollment is 28%. Horace Greeley High School is the only high school in the Chappaqua Central School District.

18. High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies — Manhattan

According to U.S. News & World Report: The curriculum at the High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies places a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, education. Additionally, the school strives to turn out students proficient in two languages: Chinese and English. The High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies offers Advanced Placement courses in biology, calculus, and Chinese language and culture, among others. Students also have opportunities to earn college credit, tour campuses and earn scholarships.

17. Columbia Secondary School — Manhattan

According to U.S. News & World Report: Columbia Secondary School is ranked 17th within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Columbia Secondary School is 82%. The total minority enrollment is 73%, and 48% of students are economically disadvantaged. Columbia Secondary School is 1 of 533 high schools in the New York City Public Schools.

16. Bronxville High School — Bronxville

According to U.S. News & World Report: Bronxville High School is ranked 16th within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Bronxville High School is 95%. The total minority enrollment is 24%. Bronxville High School is the only high school in the Bronxville Union Free School District.

15. Millennium Brooklyn High School — Brooklyn

According to U.S. News & World Report: Millennium Brooklyn High School is ranked 15th within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Millennium Brooklyn High School is 89%. The total minority enrollment is 64%, and 55% of students are economically disadvantaged. Millennium Brooklyn High School is 1 of 533 high schools in the New York City Public Schools.

14. Edgemont Junior-Senior High School — Scarsdale

According to U.S. News & World Report: Edgemont Junior-Senior High School is ranked 14th within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Edgemont Junior-Senior High School is 88%. The total minority enrollment is 54%. Edgemont Junior-Senior High School is the only high school in the Edgemont Union Free School District.

13. Eleanor Roosevelt High School — Manhattan

According to U.S. News & World Report: Eleanor Roosevelt High School is ranked 13th within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Eleanor Roosevelt High School is 100%. The total minority enrollment is 53%, and 39% of students are economically disadvantaged. Eleanor Roosevelt High School is 1 of 533 high schools in the New York City Public Schools.

12. Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 1 — Manhattan

According to U.S. News & World Report: Success Academy Charter School-Harlem 1 is ranked 12th within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Success Academy Charter School-Harlem 1 is 100%. The total minority enrollment is 96%, and 67% of students are economically disadvantaged. Success Academy Charter School-Harlem 1 is 1 of 533 high schools in the New York City Public Schools.

11. Jericho Senior High School — Jericho

According to U.S. News & World Report: Jericho Senior High School is ranked 11th within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Jericho Senior High School is 92%. The total minority enrollment is 75%, and 15% of students are economically disadvantaged. Jericho Senior High School is the only high school in the Jericho Union Free School District.

10. Baccalaureate School for Global Education — Long Island City

According to U.S. News & World Report: The Baccalaureate School for Global Education promotes intellectual and social development through the International Baccalaureate framework. Instructors at BSGE participate in professional development sessions regularly, and the school’s small class sizes help foster mentoring opportunities with students. The Baccalaureate School for Global Education’s student body is a diverse mix of young adults from various neighborhoods in Queens. Students participate in service projects and can join a number of after-school clubs and activities, including athletics.

9. Townsend Harris High School — Flushing

According to U.S. News & World Report: Townsend Harris High School is ranked ninth within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Townsend Harris High School is 100%. The total minority enrollment is 84%, and 60% of students are economically disadvantaged. Townsend Harris High School is 1 of 533 high schools in the New York City Public Schools.

8. High School of American Studies at Lehman College — Bronx

According to U.S. News & World Report: The High School of American Studies at Lehman College specializes in American history. All courses at the High School of American Studies at Lehman College are taught at the honors or Advanced Placement level. To supplement in-class learning, HSAS students travel to historical sites and attend seminars with guest speakers. Juniors and seniors at HSAS can enroll in courses at Lehman College, and all students are encouraged to embark on individual research projects.

7. Brooklyn Technical High School — Brooklyn

According to U.S. News & World Report: Brooklyn Technical High School is ranked seventh within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Brooklyn Technical High School is 98%. The total minority enrollment is 77%, and 59% of students are economically disadvantaged. Brooklyn Technical High School is 1 of 533 high schools in the New York City Public Schools.

6. Brooklyn Latin School — Brooklyn

According to U.S. News & World Report: Brooklyn Latin School is ranked sixth within New York. Students have the opportunity to take International Baccalaureate coursework and exams. The IB participation rate at Brooklyn Latin School is 99%. The total minority enrollment is 81%, and 59% of students are economically disadvantaged. Brooklyn Latin School is 1 of 533 high schools in the New York City Public Schools.

5. Staten Island Technical High School — Staten Island

According to U.S. News & World Report: Staten Island Technical High School is ranked fifth within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Staten Island Technical High School is 100%. The total minority enrollment is 71%, and 49% of students are economically disadvantaged. Staten Island Technical High School is 1 of 533 high schools in the New York City Public Schools.

4. Bronx High School of Science — Bronx

According to U.S. News & World Report: Bronx High School of Science is ranked fourth within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Bronx High School of Science is 95%. The total minority enrollment is 79%, and 52% of students are economically disadvantaged. Bronx High School of Science is 1 of 533 high schools in the New York City Public Schools.

3. High School Math Science and Engineering at CCNY — Manhattan

According to U.S. News & World Report: High School Math Science and Engineering at CCNY is ranked third within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at High School Math Science and Engineering at CCNY is 100%. The total minority enrollment is 69%, and 39% of students are economically disadvantaged. High School Math Science and Engineering at CCNY is 1 of 533 high schools in theNew York City Public Schools.

2. Stuyvesant High School — Manhattan

According to U.S. News & World Report: Stuyvesant High School is ranked second within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Stuyvesant High School is 97%. The total minority enrollment is 82%, and 48% of students are economically disadvantaged. Stuyvesant High School is 1 of 533 high schools in the New York City Public Schools.

1. Queens High School for Sciences at York College — Jamaica

According to U.S. News & World Report: Queens High School for the Sciences at York College is ranked first within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Queens High School for the Sciences at York College is 100%. The total minority enrollment is 95%, and 65% of students are economically disadvantaged. Queens High School for the Sciences at York College is 1 of 533 high schools in the New York City Public Schools.

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