YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers High School was named the 149th best high school in the country by U.S. News and World Report in its annual ranking of best high schools Tuesday. It was also named the 26th best in New York.
U.S. News and 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.
Yonkers had a college readiness index of 76.1. Its students take part in both AP exams and the International Baccalaureate program.
Nine other Westchester schools made the top 40 in New York:
- Rye (No. 10)
- Edgemont (No. 20)
- Horace Greeley (No. 27)
- Pleasantville (No. 29)
- Byram Hills (No. 30)
- Rye Neck (No. 31)
- Blind Brook (No. 32)
- Hastings (No. 33)
- Irvington (No. 35)