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Westchester Elementary Schools Rank Among State's Best

Several Westchester County Elementary Schools were ranked among the best in New York State.
Several Westchester County Elementary Schools were ranked among the best in New York State. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Several Westchester County Elementary Schools were rated in the top 100 in New York State, according to education website Niche. 

Niche compiled data on elementary schools and graded them in four weighted categories:

  • Academics
  • Overall district experience
  • Teachers
  • Student culture and diversity

Milton School in Rye was rated the best elementary school in Westchester County and fifth overall in the state. Milton earned an A+ grade in the Teachers and Overall district experience categories. It also earned an A in Academics.

Green Acres in Scarsdale was ranked sixth overall earning A+ grades for Teachers and District Experience as well. It ranked behind Milton due to slightly lower math and reading proficiency scores. 

Another Scarsdale school, Fox Meadow, was rated seventh overall, boasting 72 percent of the student population rated as proficient in math and reading. 

Other Westchester County Schools to make the list include:

  • Edgewood School, Scarsdale, No. 8 
  • Osborn School, Rye, No. 9 
  • Quaker Ridge School, Scarsdale, No. 12
  • Heathcote School, Scarsdale, No. 13
  • Westorchard School, New Castle (Chappaqua), No. 14
  • Douglas G. Grafflin School, New Castle (Chappaqua), No.15
  • Midland School, Rye, No. 17
  • Todd Elementary School, Briarcliff Manor, No. 19
  • Bronxville Elementary, Bronxville, No. 21
  • Roaring Brook, New Castle (Chappaqua), No. 25
  • Wampus School, Armonk, No. 31
  • Chatsworth Elementary, Larchmont, No. 38
  • Lewisboro Elementary, Lewisboro, No. 40 (closed in 2014)
  • Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School, Rye Brook, No. 41
  • Concrod Road, Ardsley, No. 42
  • Meadow Pond, Lewisboro, No. 43
  • Katonah Elementary, Bedford, No. 44
  • Siwanoy School, Pelham Manor, No. 45
  • Harrison Avenue, Harrison, No. 48
  • Murray Avenue, Mamaroneck, No. 53
  • Central School, Mamaroneck, No. 54
  • Hillside Elementary, Hastings-on-Hudson, No. 59
  • Colonial School, Pelham, No. 63
  • F.E. Bellows Elementary School, Mamaroneck, No. 64
  • Purchase School, Harrison, No. 75
  • Prospect Hill, Pelham Manor, No. 77
  • Increase Miller, Lewisboro, No. 81
  • West Patent, Bedford, No. 86
  • Main Street School, Irvington, No. 87
  • Bedford Village, Bedford, No. 91
  • Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck, No. 94
  • Hutchinson Elementary, Pelham, No. 95
  • Springhurst Elementary, Dobbs Ferry, No. 96
  • Dows Lane, Irvington, No. 99

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