Long Island Schools Named in ‘Best High Schools’ Report

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Jericho High School was ranked as the top high school on Long Island in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings—a survey that also included 11 other LI schools in the top 300.

Jericho High School was the only LI high school ranked in the top 100, but six others were ranked in the top 200: Garden City High School (No. 157), Great Neck North High School (No. 164), Syosset Senior High School (No. 173), Manhasset Secondary School (No. 177), Great Neck South High School (No. 195), and Cold Spring Harbor High School (No. 196).

Five additional schools were ranked in the top 300: Roslyn High School (No. 208), Herricks High School (No. 213), Paul D. Schreiber High Senior High School (NO. 223), North Shore Senior High School (No. 234), and Harborfields High School (No. 247.)

U.S. News & World Report, which releases its list of top schools annually, uses a four-step process to identify high performing schools—a scale that includes graduation rates, student performance on state exams, and college preparedness.

The publication reviewed more than 28,000 public high schools across the country. All schools in the top 500 were awarded its “gold medal.”

Overall, New York State was ranked No. 12, two spots below its neighbor and rival state, New Jersey.

Jericho High School came in at No. 11 in the state, No. 67 nationwide and was credited with having a 97-percent graduation rate and an Advanced Placement participation rate of 94 percent.

The latest rankings include both charter and magnet schools, though U.S. News & World Report noted that more than 80 percent of the top-performing schools are traditional public schools.


No. 67: Jericho Senior High School
No. 157: Garden City High School
No. 164: Great Neck North High School
No. 173: Syosset Senior High School
No. 177: Manhasset Secondary School
No. 195: Great Neck South High School
No. 196: Cold Spring Harbor High School
No. 208: Roslyn High School
No. 213: Herricks High School
No. 223: Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School
No. 234: North Shore Senior High School – Glen Head
No. 247: Harborfields High School – Greenlawn