Syosset High School was ranked 84th on Newsweek’s recent poll of the top high schools in the U.S.
The list, released earlier this month, highlights 500 schools across the nation that best prepare its students for college. At number 84, Syosset High School is the highest ranked school in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Centered on college preparedness, Newsweek used research partner Westat to gather data under six categories: college enrollment, graduation rate, counselor-to-student Ratio, holding power, SAT/ACT test scores and AP/IB test scores.
“We are all very proud of our district’s accomplishments,” said Syosset Principal Giovanni Durante. “Our ranking is a testament to the dedication of our community and school board as well as the hard work of our teachers, support staff and students.”
“While rankings alone cannot tell the full story of a school’s dedication to academic excellence, this recognition is consistent with the range and rigor of the programs this district has worked so hard to build, and is indicative of how broadly our student body takes advantage of these challenging opportunities,” said Dr. Thomas Rogers, the superintendent of the Syosset School District.
In August, online news outlet The Daily Beast ranked Syosset number 42 in the nation, using similar college-ready criteria. Last year, Syosset ranked number 104 in Newsweek’s poll.