The U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best public high schools in America are out and Whitman High School in South Huntington faired well against other New York schools.
Whitman is ranked No. 102 in the state out of 1,165 high schools, according to the rankings released Tuesday that are based on college readiness, math and English proficiency, and student to teacher ratio.
The student body makeup is 53 percent male and 47 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 40 percent. Total economic disadvantaged at Whitman is 32 percent.
The state test proficiency rate of black, hispanic, and economically disadvantaged students at Whitman was 93.7 percent. The state test proficiency rate of non-disadvantaged students was 97.1 percent.
Here are the academic indicators for Whtman, a U.S. News & World Report Silver Medal winner:
- National Rank: #789
- College Readiness Index: 36.5
- Math Proficiency: 3.3
- English Proficiency: 3.5
- Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1
The college readiness index is based on AP exam participation rates and percentages of students passing at least one exam. Student performance results in all areas can be found here.
New York has hundreds of schools in the U.S. News Best High Schools 2012 rankings, including 68 with gold medals, 174 with silver medals, and 128 with bronze medals, according to the report.
The top 10 New York High schools, according to U.S. News & World Report are:
- The Baccalaureate School for Global Education
- South Side High School
- City Honors School at Fosdick-Masten Park
- Yonkers Middle High School
- High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies
- The High School of American Studies at Lehman College
- Queens High School for the Sciences at York College
- Townsend Harris High School
- Stuyvesant High School
- The Bronx High School of Science