WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Five Westchester County high schools are among the top 100 in the nation, according to a study done for U.S. News & World Report. Also, five Westchester schools are among the Top 100 in the nation when it comes to math and science.
Yonkers Middle High School (24), Rye (72), Horace Greeley High in Chappaqua (79), Dobbs Ferry (83) and Edgemont (96) made the list of the nation's 100 elite schools, chosen from among 22,000 that were evaluated from 49 states and the District of Columbia. Nebraska did not report enough data to be included. According to the website, schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college and other factors.
The study also evaluated schools in math and science. According to the website, the study looked at the nearly 600 schools that qualified for the Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention lists of the 2009 U.S. News Best High Schools and then evaluated their students' participation rates and performances on AP exams in math and science.
Hitting the top 100 in math and science were Horace Greeley (23), Rye (34), Bronxville (39), Edgemont (42) and Scarsdale (73).
For the complete rankings, see the website.