Testing/Assessments and Learning Standards
May 10, 2013

New report shows New York is home to many of the nation's top public high schools

Author: Matt Smith
Source: NYSUT Media Relations

Albany, N.Y. May 10, 2012 — A new Daily Beast/Newsweek study naming America’s top 2,000 public high schools reports that nearly 10 percent are found right here in New York state.

And, once again, City Honors School in Buffalo was named among America’s very best public high schools, ranking 22nd in the nation’s top 25, according to the report.

Besides City Honors, New York’s top 10 public high schools in the Daily Beast/Newsweek report included: Jericho High School (32); Staten Island Technical High School (36); Bronx High School of Science (37); Stuyvesant High School (38); Bronxville High School (42); Townsend Harris High School in Flushing (43); Hunter High School in New York City (43); the High School of American Studies at Lehman College in the Bronx (48); and Great Neck South High School on Long Island (67).

In all, 18 public high schools in New York state ranked among the nation’s top 100, according to the Daily Beast/Newsweek study.

The Daily Beast/Newsweek ranking comes less than a month after the release of a U.S. News & World Report study that showed New York ranked second in the nation - behind only California - in the number of gold-medal high schools.  U.S. News collected and evaluated data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia, and awarded 65 gold medals to public high schools in New York.

The Daily Beast/Newsweek study also comes on the heels of a nationwide report issued by the independent publication, Education Week, which ranked New York’s public-education system third best in the nation behind only Maryland and Massachusetts.

To see all 194 of the state’s top public high schools on the Daily Beast/Newsweek report, click here.