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Suffolk’s Top 10 high schools in U.S. News’ 2024 rankings

Cold Spring Harbor High School is the highest rated Suffolk County school in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best New York High Schools” rankings for 2024.

The 500-student school is one four Suffolk high schools among , according to the report. Cold Spring Harbor is No. 36 in the state; Harborfields in Greenlawn is No. 54; and Half Hollow Hills’ East and West high schools are ranked Nos. 55 and 63, respectively.

U.S. News released its nationwide rankings today — rating 17,660 schools. BASIS Peoria in Arizona jumped from No. 12 in 2023 to claim the top spot in the country for 2024.

New York City Public Schools landed nine high schools in the top 100 Best High Schools nationwide. Nassau County has 15 of New York state’s best high school, according to U.S. News.

Cold Spring Harbor High School boasts 100 percent graduation and math proficiency rates. Additionally, 90 percent of its students take at least on AP exam during their high school years.

The top 10

Below is a list of the 10 Suffolk high schools rated highest on U.S. News list of top New York high schools, including each building’s score out of 100.

  • 1. Cold Spring Harbor 98.4
  • 2. Harborfields 97.6
  • 3. Half Hollow Hills East 97.6
  • 4. Half Hollow Hills West 97.0
  • 5. Westhampton Beach 94.1
  • 6. John Glenn (Elwood) 93.7
  • 7. Babylon 93.7
  • 8. Commack 93.5
  • 9. Smithtown-West 93.4
  • 10. Ward Melville 93.1

Top photo: Cold Spring Harbor High School graduates (Facebook/CSH schools)