Niche.com released its 2016 list of the best public high schools in the country, and schools in New York, New Jersey and Illinois made a strong showing, with 23 New York City schools and two Central Brooklyn high schools ranked among the top 100 in New York state.
The database contained records for 23,861 public high schools across the United States. Not surprisingly, Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan ranked number one in the country. Bronx High School of Science ranked number 24 in the country.
Brooklyn Technical High School in Fort Greene ranked number 24 in the state and number 100 nationwide. Brooklyn Latin School in East Williamsburg ranked number 43 statewide. Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences in Manhattan Beach ranked number 72 statewide. And Bedford Academy High School in Bed-Stuy ranked number 75 statewide.
For the purposes of this ranking, a public high school is considered to be a school that: (1) is located in one of the 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia; (2) offers at least grade 11 or 12; and (3) has sufficient data. Schools were measured based upon the strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, the quality of student life, as well as student and parent reviews.
Click here to see Niche’s full list of the top 100 public high schools in New York and to also search for the rankings of schools that fall outside the top 100.