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Rivertowns High Schools Rank Among Top, Per U.S. News

RIVERTOWNS, NY — Four high schools in the Rivertowns ranked among the best high schools in the country in a just-released new report.

The 2024 Best High Schools rankings were released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine reviewed nearly 25,000 U.S. public high schools and ranked nearly 18,000 of them, including 1,210 in New York state.

Irvington High School was ranked at No. 29 in the state and No. 242 in the United States; Hastings High School, No. 40 in the state and No. 292 in the U.S.; Dobbs Ferry High School, No. 48 in the state and No. 388 in the U.S. and Ardsley, No. 77 in the state and No. 699 in the U.S.

Here are the state and national rankings for the Hudson Valley high schools in the top 100 of the magazine’s statewide rankings:

  • Edgemont HS: No. 14 in NY, No. 128 in US
  • Bronxville HS: No. 16 in NY, No. 133 in US
  • Horace Greeley HS: No. 19 in NY, No. 158 in US
  • Byram Hills HS: No. 21 in NY, No. 168 in US
  • Irvington HS: No. 29 in NY, No. 242 in US
  • Rye HS: No. 31 in NY, No. 252 in US
  • Harrison HS: No. 32 in NY, No. 255 in US
  • Briarcliff HS: No. 37 in NY, No. 286 in US
  • Hastings HS: No. 40 in NY, No. 293 in US
  • North Salem MS/HS: No. 44 in NY, No. 367 in US
  • Blind Brook HS: No. 45 in NY, No. 379 in US
  • Mamaroneck HS: No. 47 in NY, No. 387 in US
  • Dobbs Ferry HS: No. 48 in NY, No. 388 in US
  • Yonkers HS: No. 52 in NY, No. 406 in US
  • John Jay HS: No. 58 in NY, No. 481 in US
  • Croton-Harmon HS: No. 60 in NY, No. 485 in US
  • Scarsdale Senior HS: No. 64 in NY, No. 533 in US
  • Pleasantville HS: No. 70 in NY, No. 623 in US
  • Rye Neck Senior HS: No. 75 in NY, No. 684 in US
  • Ardsley HS: No. 77 in NY, No. 699 in US
  • Pelham Memorial HS: No. 81 in NY, No. 722 in US

This year’s schools were ranked based on six measures: college readiness, state assessment proficiency, state assessment performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rate.

“The 2024 Best High SChools rankings offer a starting point for parents to understand a school’s academic performance, whether it’s a prospective school or one that their child is already attending,” LaMont Jones, Ed.D, managing editor of education at U.S. News, said. “Accessible data on our high schools can empower families across the country as they navigate today’s educational environment and plan for the future.”

The highest-ranking public schools in this year’s Best High Schools list are those with students who earned exceptional scores on state assessments for math, reading and science, according to the magazine. They also performed well in meeting the needs of underserved students, including those from Black, Hispanic or low-income households.

The schools also had a breadth of curriculum offerings and graduation rates, along with students performing well on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.

In addition to the national rankings, U.S. News also published rankings at the state level, in addition to a demographic breakdown of all ranked schools.

In national rankings, the top 10 schools are:

  • BASIS Peoria (AZ)
  • Signature School (IN)
  • Tesla STEM HS (WA)
  • Julia R. Mastermann Secondary HS (PA)
  • Payton College Preparatory HS (IL)
  • The School for the Talented and Gifted (TX)
  • Academic Magnet HS (SC)
  • International Academy of Oakland (MI)
  • Gwinnett School of Mathematics and Technology (GA)
  • Riverside STEM Academy (CA)

Find the full list of rankings and methodology used .