SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Edgemont High School was named the 137th best high school in the country by U.S. News and World Report in its annual ranking of best high schools Tuesday. It was also named the 20th best in New York.
U.S. News and 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.
Edgemont had a college readiness index of 78 with 83 percent of the student body taking part in AP exams.
Nine other Westchester schools made the top 40 in New York:
- Rye (No. 10)
- Yonkers High School (No. 26)
- Horace Greeley (No. 27)
- Pleasantville (No. 29)
- Byram Hills (No. 30)
- Rye Neck (No. 31)
- Blind Brook (No. 32)
- Hastings (No. 33)
- Irvington (No. 35)