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These Area School Districts Rank Among Best In Upstate NY

Rhinebeck Schools.
Rhinebeck Schools. Photo Credit: File

It’s no secret that the Hudson Valley is home to some of New York’s finest teachers and school districts.

A new ranking from Niche.com for 2020 uses data about teacher salaries, absenteeism, tenure, and other pertinent factors to rank every school district in the country.

According to the newly released report, Hudson Valley schools to make the cut upstate - which is only counties north of Westchester and Rockland counties, include:

Rhinebeck Central School District - Dutchess County (18th overall):

  • Graduation rate: 92%;
  • Average teacher salary: $97,730;
  • Student-teacher ratio: 11:1;
  • Math proficiency: 65%;
  • Reading proficiency: 63%;
  • Average SAT: 1250;
  • State rank: 68th.

Carmel Central School District - Putnam County (23rd):

  • Graduation rate: 89%;
  • Average teacher salary: $121,315;
  • Student-teacher ratio: 13:1;
  • Math proficiency: 59%;
  • Reading proficiency: 52%;
  • Average SAT: 1210;
  • State rank: 80th.

Arlington Central School District - Dutchess County (24th):

  • Graduation rate: 89%;
  • Average teacher salary: $97,241;
  • Student-teacher ratio: 13:1;
  • Math proficiency: 59%;
  • Reading proficiency: 50%;
  • Average SAT: 1230;
  • State rank: 81st.

Tuxedo Union Free School District - Orange County (26th):

  • Graduation rate: 92%;
  • Average teacher salary: $136,094;
  • Student-teacher ratio: 8:1;
  • Math proficiency: 72%;
  • Reading proficiency: 67%;
  • Average SAT: 1210;
  • State rank: 84th.

Monroe-Woodbury Central School District - Orange County (28th):

  • Graduation rate: 94%;
  • Average teacher salary: $110,673;
  • Student-teacher ratio: 14:1;
  • Math proficiency: 66%;
  • Reading proficiency: 58%;
  • Average SAT: 1190;
  • State rank: 91st.

Spackenkill Union Free School District - Dutchess County (35th):

  • Graduation rate: 95%;
  • Average teacher salary: $98,524;
  • Student-teacher ratio: 10:1;
  • Math proficiency: 63%;
  • Reading proficiency: 61%;
  • Average SAT: 1270;
  • State rank: 102nd.

Warwick Valley Central School District - Orange County (39th):

  • Graduation rate: 93%;
  • Average teacher salary: $103,451;
  • Student-teacher ratio: 14:1;
  • Math proficiency: 71%;
  • Reading proficiency: 63%;
  • Average SAT: 1190;
  • State rank: 109th.

Red Hook Central School District - Dutchess County (44th):

  • Graduation rate: 87%;
  • Average teacher salary: $87,596;
  • Student-teacher ratio: 12:1;
  • Math proficiency: 59%;
  • Reading proficiency: 60%;
  • Average SAT: 1240;
  • State rank: 116th.

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