Jericho Given National Ranking


Jericho stays at the top of the class.

The Jericho School District ranked second in the country in a national review.

The Jericho School District was ranked second in the country by Niche Rankings, a rankings system that goes beyond state assessment scores and factors in student culture and diversity, educational outcomes, health and safety, and student reviews into their rankings.

According to Niche, “a high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers, sufficient resources, and a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experiences very highly.”

In addition to the district being ranked second overall nationally, all of Jericho’s five schools were also recognized nationally and received top honors. Jericho High School was ranked 16th nationally, and is included on a list that includes public schools and magnet schools, which pull in qualified students from around their districts.

“We are so proud of our students and staff, whose dedication and efforts contribute to our accomplishments,” said Jericho High School Principal Joan Rosenberg. “The fact that Jericho High School has open enrollment and is open to all residents makes this accomplishment so outstanding.”

These rankings were based on 27 million reviews from more than 300,000 students and parents, who rated schools in areas like academics, teachers, student culture and diversity, and resources and facilities.

Jericho Middle School was ranked second nationally and the Seaman, Jackson, and Cantiague Elementary Schools were ranked first, second and third respectively as the best elementary schools nationally.

“What is so meaningful about these rankings is that it looked beyond the numbers and takes diversity, culture, and student and parent feedback into consideration,” said Jericho Superintendent Hank Grishman. “Our rankings district-wide and for each of our schools are outstanding, and we thank our entire staff, which is the backbone of the district, for their amazing efforts.”

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Meanwhile, the Jericho High School Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations. Established in 1990, its purpose is to confer recognition on those graduates of Jericho High School who have been successful in their chosen field and to promote an appreciation of their accomplishments as examples for Jericho students to emulate.

To be eligible for induction into Jericho High School’s Hall of Fame, a candidate shall have graduated from, or attended, Jericho High School and achieved distinction in fields such as:  the creative arts, community service, public service, research, education, business, sports, humanities or have attained significant personal achievements. This year’s inductees will be chosen from the classes of 1961-1994.

Submit online nominations at (pull down Resources, click Community, then click Jericho Hall of Fame). You can nominate anyone, including yourself. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Dec. 1. This year’s induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

For more information, contact Bob Hoffman via email at or at 516-203-3600 ext. 3220.

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Steve Mosco, former editor-in-chief at Anton Media Group, is a columnist for Long Island Weekly's food and sports sections. He fancies himself a tastemaker, food influencer and king of all eaters.


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