Smithtown high school ranks in top 100 in state

May 29, 2018 by  

Smithtown High School West was recently named as one of the top 100 high schools in New York State by U.S. News and World Report. Rankings for schools are conducted both nationally and locally and Smithtown ranked as No. 73 in the local list.

Over 20,500 public high schools were evaluated. Among the criteria are the degree to which students are prepared for college-level work and how well they serve all the students in the school.

Managing editor of education at U.S. News, Anita Narayan, added that schools ranking in the upper echelons also need to succeed in three main areas. These are the ability of their students to graduate, offering challenging coursework, and exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests. Gold, silver and bronze medals were also given to indicate levels of college readiness.

Sources used to collect this data include the International Baccalaureate, the College Board, and the Common Core of Data.

From the local area, there were 25 schools that made the top 100 in the rankings for New York State. The top 13 in the state rankings were elite public high schools in New York City.

Banner printing companies can be hired to create displays in these schools and the surrounding communities so that people learn more about these achievements and how the schools were able to make such accomplishments.