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Pleasantville Ranks Among New York's Best High Schools

Pleasantville High School was ranked among the best in New York.
Pleasantville High School was ranked among the best in New York. Photo Credit: File photo

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)

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