4 Rivertowns High Schools Among 2022's Best: U.S. News

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RIVERTOWNS, NY — Four high schools in the Rivertowns are among the top schools in the Hudson Valley, according to a new national ranking by U.S. News and World Report. This year’s list of best high schools evaluated more than 17,800 schools nationwide, including 25 in the Hudson Valley.

Ranked at No. 253, Hastings High School had an overall score of 89,58/100. See more about the ranking here.

Ranked at No. 380, Dobbs Ferry High School had an overall score of 97.87/100. See more about the ranking here.

Ranked at No. 499, Irvington High School had an overall score of 97.2/100. See more about the ranking here.

Ranked at No. 716, Ardsley High School had an overall score of 95.99/100. See more about the ranking here.

The 2022 ranking of best high schools is intended to show how well the nation’s public schools serve all students, regardless of achievement level, by teaching them basic skills and preparing them for college-level work, according to a news release from U.S. News.

Families can also use the rankings to see how schools compare at the national, state and local levels on factors such as graduation rates and college readiness.

This year’s schools were ranked on six measures: college readiness, college curriculum breadth, state assessment performance, state assessment proficiency, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance and graduation rates.

The data used in this year’s ranking is from the 2019-20 academic school year. U.S. News adjusted its calculation of these measures to account for the impact COVID-19 had on schools in the 2019-20 school year.

Since most states closed schools for in-person instruction starting in March 2020 — typically just before most states conduct assessments — the U.S. Department of Education granted waivers allowing all states to forgo state testing for the 2019-20 school year.

To account for this, U.S. News relied on past assessment data from the three prior ranking years. Researchers also incorporated state science assessment data from the 2018-19 school year.

Read more about the Best High Schools methodology.

In addition to the national rankings, U.S. News also published rankings at the state, metro area and school district levels. Only metro areas and school districts with three or more high schools were included in these subrankings.

This article originally appeared on the Rivertowns Patch