6 Long Island School Districts Among Top 13 In Nation, According To New Rankings

Several school districts in the region rank among the best in the nation in brand-new rankings.



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TeachSimple analyzed reviews and ratings of each US school district and ranked them from highest to lowest, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 being the highest. 

The scores are based on reviews from parents and students, statistics from the US Department of Education, and user-submitted information from schools. 

The two top-ranked districts in New York and Connecticut are both in Nassau County on Long Island:

No. 3 Roslyn Union Free SD has a high proficiency in both reading and math. The district also has a lower ratio of student-teachers with 13:1, and has an average expense of $32,874 per student.

No. 4 Hewlett-Woodmere, where 23 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch in the district and the average expense per student is $41,507. The district has a low student-teacher ratio of 10:1.

In Westchester County, Scarsdale Union Free SD, which tied for fifth, has a 12:1 student-teacher ratio. 

One Connecticut school made the list of 13 ranked districts: No. 7 Westport in Fairfield County.

Four other Long Island school districts made the Top 13: No. 6 Great Neck, Syosset (tied for eighth), No. 11 Half Hollow Hills, and Jericho (tied for 12).

Complete Top 13 rankings

  • 1 Radnor, PA 
  • 2 South Texas Independent, TX
  • 3 Roslyn Union Free, NY
  • 4 Hewlett-Woodmere Union Free, NY
  • 5 (tie) Eanes Independent, TX
  • 5 (tie) Scarsdale Union Free, NY
  • 6 Great Neck, NY
  • 7 Westport, CT
  • 8. (tie) San Dieguito Union Free, CA
  • 8 (tie) Syosset Central, NY
  • 9 Ladue, MO
  • 10 Township High School D211, IL
  • 11 Half Hollow Hills, NY
  • 12 (tie) Jericho Union Free, NY
  • 12 (tie) Palo Alto Unified, CA
  • 13 Tredyffrin, PA

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