Rye High School received top placements on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of “best high schools” that was released on April 25.
Rye High School ranked 15th in the state and 90th in country for best high school out of more than 20,487 educational institutions that qualified. U.S. News & World Report, which compares with other media companies that have ranking systems, such as Forbes and the Washington Monthly, ranks schools based on prior year’s student performance on the math and reading parts of state proficiency tests. The rankings are also based on the prior year’s Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data and how well schools prepare students for college-level work.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Rye High School third in the state when looking at open enrollment schools. Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Monahan attributed the success to a culmination of years of dedication and hard work throughout the Rye City School District. “We are extremely proud of Rye High School’s impressive standing in the state and in the country,” he said.
Rye High School ranked fourth in country when looking at open enrollment, while also managing to earn a gold medal, the highest achievable honor given out by the media company. Principal Patricia Taylor said, “This honor is a testament to the teaching excellence here at Rye High School and at all Rye schools that prepare students to excel at Rye High.”