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These Westchester Schools Are the Best in New York

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Neighborhood ranking website Niche released its lists of the top public and private high schools (and districts) in New York. Guess who’s on top.

Ratings website Niche has released its 2022 lists of the best high schools in New York State and, for yet another year in a row, Westchester County can lay claim to quite a few of the top spots. Here are the best Westchester schools, according to the experts:

Top Private High Schools

#7 – Rye Country Day School, Rye (The first listed school outside of the five boroughs, and the only one in the top 10.)
#13 – Hackley School, Tarrytown
#16 – French-American School of New York, Mamaroneck
#24 – The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry

Top Public Schools

#12 – Scarsdale Senior High School, Scarsdale Union Free School District
#18 – Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua Central School District
#19 – Pelham Memorial High School, Pelham Union Free School District
#20 – Bronxville High School, Bronxville Union Free School District
#21 – Rye High School, Rye City School District
#31 – Byram Hills High School, Byram Hills Central School District
#34Edgemont Junior/Senior High School, Edgemont Union Free School District
#37 – John Jay High School, Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District
#38 – Mamaroneck High School, Mamaroneck Union Free School District
#42 – Blind Brook High School, Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District
#45 – Briarcliff High School, Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District
#46 – Ardsley High School, Ardsley Union Free School District
#51 – Eastchester Senior High School, Eastchester Union Free School District
#67 – Fox Lane High School, Bedford Central School District
#68 – Yorktown High School, Yorktown Central School District
#71 – Hastings High School, Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free School District
#78 – Croton-Harmon High School, Croton-Harmon Union Free School District

All of the above Westchester schools received an A+ overall rating from Niche, weighing statistics and even reviews from current and former students. A total of 94,491 public schools, 2,489 private institutions, and 11,846 school districts were weighed throughout the nation to crunch these numbers. Rye Country Day, which placed seventh for private high schools in New York State, also placed 25th in the country (and eighth for K-12 schools), putting it in the upper 0.05% of all schools!

With so many Westchester schools at the top of all state facilities, a look at New York’s top 25 school districts won’t be particularly surprising:

Top School Districts

#4 – Scarsdale Union Free School District, Scarsdale
  #8 – Bronxville Union Free School District, Bronxville
#10 – Chappaqua Central School District, Chappaqua
#12 – Byram Hills Central School District, Armonk
#15 – Pelham Union Free School District, Pelham
#16 – Rye City School District, Rye
#18 – Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District, South Salem
#21 – Edgemont Union Free School District, Scarsdale

Yes, Westchester County accounts for a full third of all the best school districts in all of New York.

Complete national rankings are online for anyone interested in scoping out the competition.

Read More: Westchester’s Best Teachers Work in These Districts, According to Rankings


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