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Rye-Area Schools Ranked Among Top Districts In The Nation

Rye City Schools, Rye Neck Union Free and Blind Brook-Rye Union free were all ranked among the nation's best public school districts.
Rye City Schools, Rye Neck Union Free and Blind Brook-Rye Union free were all ranked among the nation's best public school districts. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Rye City Schools, Rye Neck Union Free and Blind Brook-Rye Union Free were all listed among the top public school systems in the country, according to Niche, an education website dedicated to providing rankings and statistics on school districts throughout the country.

Niche compiled statistics for over 13,000 public schools with at least 100 students enrolled and graded them on a set of eight weighted factors including:

  • Academics
  • Health and safety
  • Student culture and diversity
  • Parent and student surveys
  • Teachers' grade
  • Resources and facilities
  • Extracurriculars and activities
  • Sports

Rye City Schools eighth overall due to posting top marks of "A+" in the academics, teachers' grade, extracurriculars and sports categories.

Rye City's lowest mark was a "C" in student culture and diversity.

Blind Brook-Rye Union Free was ranked 17th after receiving top marks in the academics, teachers' grade and resources categories.

Rye Neck Union Free was ranked 22nd overall, boasting five "A+" grades.

The top school in the nation, according to Niche, was Edgemont.

Three other Westchester County school districts cracked the top 25: Scarsdale Union Free (No.5), Chappaqua (No. 8) and Bronxville (No. 20).

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