Both of the high schools in the Smithtown Central School District have been ranked in "Newsweek's America's Best High Schools in 2012," which ranked the top 1,000 high schools in the nation.
was ranked No. 329 in the country, while came in at No. 704.
West has a 98-percent graduation rate and 95-percent of the students are college bound, while East has a 97-percent graduation rate and 92-percent of the students are college bound, according to the data provided. West and East have Newsweek scores of .6 and .32, respectively.
The rankings also listed average SAT and ACT scores for the two schools – West students have an average SAT score of 1584 and average ACT score of 24; East students have an average SAT score of 1535 and average ACT score of 23.8.
Schools are ranked as the ones "that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads." Six components provided by school administrators make up the rankings: graduation rate (25-percent), college matriculation rate (25-percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25-percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10-percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10-percent), and AP courses offered per student (5-percent).
ranked West at 54 in the state and 382 nationally; East ranked 76 in the state and 585 nationally.
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