RYE, N.Y. -- Rye High School was ranked the fourth-best public high school New York State and Blind Brook the ninth best, according to education research website Niche.
High Schools were ranked on a set of six weighted criteria that included:
- Health and safety
- Student culture and diversity
- Survey responses
- Teachers grade
- Resources and facilities
- Sports and fitness
Rye excelled in nearly every category, earning an A+ rating in academics, teachers grade, and sports and fitness. The school of 892 students only lagged in culture and diversity with a grade of C.
In addition, Rye HS boasted a 99 percent graduation rate, well above the national average of 81 percent.
Rye also ranked above the national averages in SAT scores (1950) and ACT scores (30).
Blind Brook also received an A+ rating in academics, teachers grade, and resources and facilities. The school of 418 students received a C- in in culture and diversity.
Blind Brook also had a 95 percent graduation rate.
Blind Brook had averages of 1930 (SAT scores) and 29 (ACT scores).
Westchester high schools figured prominently in the survey with nine schools placing in the top 25:
- Rye High School (No. 4)
- Horace Greeley (No. 5)
- Edgemont Junior/Senior High School (No. 6)
- Scarsdale Senior High School (No. 8)
- Blind Brook High School (No. 9)
- Bronxville High School (No. 13)
- Rye Neck Senior High School (No. 15)
- Byram Hills High School (No. 20)
- Harrison High School (No. 25)
Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan took the top overall spot for New York State.