RYE, N.Y. -- Rye High School was named the 85th best high school in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of best high schools Tuesday. It was also named the 10th best in New York.
Blind Brook was also in the rankings, coming it at No. 177 nationally and No. 32 in the state.
U.S. News & World Report enlisted the help of social science research firm RTI International to compile its rankings. They measured schools using four key metrics:
- Math and reading proficiency for all students
- Testing proficiency for disadvantaged students
- Graduation rates
- College readiness via Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data.
Rye boasted a college readiness index of 84.8, due to 91 percent of the student population participating in AP exams.
Blind Brook has a student-to-teacher ratio of 12:1 and has 81 percent of the student body taking AP tests.
There were eight other schools in Westchester County in the top 40 of the New York list:
- Edgemont (No. 20)
- Yonkers High School (No. 26)
- Horace Greeley (No. 27)
- Pleasantville (No. 29)
- Byram Hills (No. 30)
- Rye Neck (No. 31)
- Hastings (No. 33)
- Irvington (No. 35)