School and neighborhood ratings organization Niche has released its 2022 list of school districts with the best teachers in New York. The list ranks school districts on grades K through 12, based on a combination of factors such as ratings by parents and other teachers, teacher salaries, tenure, absenteeism, and student-to-teacher ratio, then combines that with the district’s Niche Academics Grade. So who’ll be giving the valedictorian speech this year?
Just two years after placing third overall, Scarsdale’s Union Free School District is now the number one school district for teachers in New York State. Scarsdale once again aced its Niche Grade both overall and at every one of its seven individual schools. A student-teacher ratio of 13:1 (about 20% below the national average of 16:1), good diversity, and an average teacher salary of over $141,000 also makes Scarsdale Niche’s best places to teach in New York, and the fourth best school district n New York overall.
Bronxville Union Free School District moved up to second place, after ranking as far down as 25 just two years ago.
Rye City School District moved down the list to #6 in the state, winning Westchester’s silver medal, followed closely by Edgemont Union Free School District at #8 to round out the top 10. All told, Westchester County school districts had an additional four places in the top 25, and a staggering eighteen in the top 100:
To see how your Westchester County school districts rank, check out the full list here.