The U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best public high schools in America are out and while Smithtown High School West and Smithtown High School East both scored on the top 100 for the state, they weren't so close together
West is ranked #54 in the state out of 1,165 high schools, earning them a gold medal, according to the rankings released Tuesday that are based on college readiness, math and English proficiency, and student to teacher ratio.
West scored a college readiness index of 49.6. The college readiness index is based on AP exam participation rates and percentages of students passing at least one exam. Student performance results in all areas can be found here.
The scores earned West a national rank of #382.
But high school East scored lower in the publication's ranking than West, earning a #76 ranking in the state and #585 in the national rankings, a silver medal, according to the publication.
East scored a college readiness mark of 42.6 percent. Scores or East can be found here.
New York has hundreds of schools in the U.S. News Best High Schools 2012 rankings, including 68 with gold medals, 174 with silver medals, and 128 with bronze medals, according to the report.
The top 10 New York High schools, according to U.S. News & World Report are:
- The Baccalaureate School for Global Education
- South Side High School
- City Honors School at Fosdick-Masten Park
- Yonkers Middle High School
- High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies
- The High School of American Studies at Lehman College
- Queens High School for the Sciences at York College
- Townsend Harris High School
- Stuyvesant High School
- The Bronx High School of Science