HASTINGS, N.Y. -- Hastings High School was named the 179th best high school in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of best high schools Tuesday. It was also named the 33rd best in New York.
Irvington High also made the list coming in at No. 198 in the country and No. 35 in the state.
U.S. News & World Report enlisted the help of social science research firm RTI International to compile its rankings. They measured schools using four key metrics:
- Math and reading proficiency for all students
- Testing proficiency for disadvantaged students
- Graduation rates
- College readiness via Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data.
Hastings boasts a student-to-teacher ratio of 11:1 and has 82 percent of its student body participating in AP exams.
Irvington had a slightly higher student-to-teacher ratio at 12:1 with 84 percent of students taking AP tests.
Eight other Westchester schools made the top 40 in New York:
- Rye (No. 10)
- Edgemont (No. 20)
- Yonkers High School (No. 26)
- Horace Greeley (No. 27)
- Pleasantville (No. 29)
- Byram Hills (No. 30)
- Rye Neck (No. 31)
- Blind Brook (No. 32)
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