U.S. News & World Report Ranks Syosset HS No. 39 in NYS; No. 254 Nationally

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Syosset High School has been ranked No. 39 in New York State and No. 254 nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the top high schools. The school also received a “gold star” ranking from the organization for its attention to preparing students for college.

U.S. News evaluated more than 28,000 schools to determine the top public high schools nationally, and in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. U.S. News factored in overall student performance on state-required tests, how effectively schools educated their disadvantaged students and graduation rates, which is a new factor in their methodology for this year’s ranking. Schools were also evaluated on how well they prepared students for college based on participation in and performance on AP and IB exams. Syosset High School has an AP participation rate of 79 percent and received a college readiness index of 66.4, resulting in a gold medal distinction among the top high schools.

Syosset High School has received high marks in past rankings of top high schools conducted by U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post and the website’s Niche.com and Finder.com.

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the top high schools in the country in terms of achievement and college preparation.  This is the result of the collective and collaborative efforts of our faculty, staff and administration, combined with a commitment by our students to regularly challenge themselves,” said Principal Dr. Giovanni Durante. “Furthermore, the support our students receive from their parents is a key factor that drives their success and helps to solidify the strong home-school connection we have here in Syosset.”