North Salem High School rated one of the best high schools in America by U.S. News & World Report


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North Salem High School is among the best high schools in America, according to a new ranking from U.S. News & World Report. The rankings, released Tuesday, evaluate more than 17,800 schools at the national, state and local level. North Salem High School is ranked 27th within New York State and 242nd nationally.

"The Best High Schools rankings take a comprehensive approach to evaluating schools," said Eric Brooks, principal data analyst at U.S. News. "Looking at factors like graduation rates and underserved student performance, families can use this information to learn more about their local schools."

According to U.S. News & World Report, the methodology focuses on six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. College readiness specifically measures participation and performance on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams, and underserved student performance focuses on students who are Black, Hispanic, or from low-income households. For the first time, science proficiency and performance was also incorporated into the methodology for states where science assessment data was available.

North Salem Middle School/High School 2022 Ranking

#242 in National Rankings

#27 in New York High Schools

#37 in New York, NY Metro Area High Schools

    For parent Melissa Reiss, whose daughter graduated NSHS in 2021, news of North Salem’s ranking reinforced what she already felt - that the district well prepares its students for college.

    “The education my daughter received at NSHS and the academic opportunities that were available to her were solid. Now, with almost a full year under her belt at an extremely rigorous university, she will tell you that NSHS prepared her extremely well.”

    Reiss said that North Salem’s small size helped her daughter to form relationships with her teachers and to seek help when necessary. “That has served her well in a college setting - she has been totally comfortable sitting down during office hours with her professors,” Reiss said. She added that North Salem High School’s Advanced Placement courses helped her daughter to feel confident about learning at the university level.

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