SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Edgemont and Scarsdale high schools were ranked the sixth- and eighth-best public high schools, respectively, in New York state, 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
Edgemont earned the six spot by excelling in nearly every category, earning an A+ rating in academics and teachers grade. The school's lowest grade was a B in both culture and diversity and sports and fitness.
Scarsdale also had A+ ratings in academics and teachers grade, but lagged a bit in culture and diversity with a mark of C+.
Both schools boasted graduation rates well above the national average as well as SAT and ACT scores higher than the national norm.
Rye High School took the top spot for Westchester schools and was ranked fourth overall in the state.
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.
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