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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 2023 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

#9 – Rye Country Day School, Rye
#19 – Hackley School, Tarrytown
#25 – French-American School of New York, Mamaroneck
#27 – The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry

Top Public Schools

#13 – Scarsdale Senior High School, Scarsdale Union Free School District
#17 – Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua Central School District
#21 – Pelham Memorial High School, Pelham Union Free School District
#23 – Rye High School, Rye City School District
#24 – Byram Hills High School, Byram Hills Central School District
#29 – Bronxville High School, Bronxville Union Free School District
#32 – Edgemont Junior/Senior High School, Edgemont Union Free School District
#35 – Mamaroneck High School, Mamaroneck Union Free School District
#41 – Blind Brook High School, Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District
#46 – John Jay High School, Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District
#48 – Briarcliff High School, Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District
#56 – Ardsley High School, Ardsley Union Free School District
#64 – Eastchester Senior High School, Eastchester Union Free School District
#66 – Yorktown High School, Yorktown Central School District
#73 – Fox Lane High School, Bedford Central School District
#83 Rye Neck Senior High School, Rye Neck Union Free School District
#85 Pleasantville High School, Pleasantville Union Free School District
#91 – Irvington High School, Irvington Union Free School District
#92 – Croton-Harmon High School, Croton-Harmon Union Free School District

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

#5 – Scarsdale Union Free School District, Scarsdale
#11 – Chappaqua Central School District, Chappaqua
#12 – Bronxville Union Free School District, Bronxville
#13 – Byram Hills Central School District, Armonk
#16 – Edgemont Union Free School District, Scarsdale
#17 – Pelham Union Free School District, Pelham
#18- Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District, Briarcliff
#21 – Rye City School District, Rye
#28 – Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District, South Salem

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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