Syosset High School has been ranked 24th in New York state and 173rd nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings of the “Best High Schools in America.” Syosset also received a gold medal from the news organization for its attention to preparing students for college while making significant jumps in this year’s standings overall. U.S. News & World Report evaluated 28,496 schools to determine the top public high schools nationally. Factored in were overall student performance on state-required tests, how effectively schools educated students who are disadvantaged and graduation rates. 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 84 percent and received a college readiness index of 72.8 resulting in the gold medal distinction. The school also has a student proficiency rating of 99 percent in English and 94 percent in math with a 99 percent graduation rate. This year reflects a considerable climb for Syosset, overall, in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings, as the school advanced 81 positions in the national ranking and 15 on the state list.
“On behalf of the Board of Education and the central administration team, I congratulate Syosset High School Principal Dr. Giovanni Durante, the school administration, faculty and support staff for their tireless efforts to deliver an exemplary educational experience,” said Syosset Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tom Rogers. “They have created an environment where high challenge is enabled through high support across a wide breadth of program opportunities. Coupled with rich extra-curricular opportunities, students clearly leave Syosset well-prepared not only for college but all that is beyond.”