The grades are in. Rye High School has achieved top placements on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of Best High Schools.
The U.S. News & World Report list, released April 25, ranks RHS as #3 in New York State and #4 in the country when looking at open enrollment schools (not including charter, magnet and STEM schools). Out of over 20,487 high schools, including charter, magnet and STEM schools, Rye High School ranked #15 in New York State and #90 in the U.S. Schools were distinguished with Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals – RHS earned a Gold medal, the highest honor.
US News & World Report ranks schools based on the prior year’s student performance on the math and reading parts of state proficiency tests and on the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work based on Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data, also from the prior year.
“We are extremely proud of Rye High School’s impressive standing in the state and in the country,” said Superintendent Dr. Brian Monahan. “Congratulations to High School Principal Patricia Taylor and her faculty, staff and students, as well as to all of our administrators and faculty members at the middle school and elementary schools. This accomplishment is the culmination of years of dedication and hard work throughout the Rye City School District. It is also a reflection of this community’s commitment to excellence in public education.”
Rye High School Principal Patricia Taylor said, “I would like to congratulate our dedicated faculty and staff, exceptional students, and the community of Rye for this prestigious recognition. This honor is a testament to the teaching excellence here at Rye High School and at all of the Rye schools that prepare students to excel at Rye High.”
See the US News write-up.