PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pleasantville High School was named the 171st 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 29th best in New York.
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.
Pleasantville boasts a 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio and has 79 percent of its students take AP exams.
Nine 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)
- Byram Hills (No. 30)
- Rye Neck (No. 31)
- Blind Brook (No. 32)
- Hastings (No. 33)
- Irvington (No. 35)