Schreiber ranks as Top High School

Becky Han, News Editor

This year, Schreiber again ranked as a top school in New York and the country in the U.S. News & World Report.  In the ranking for the “Best High Schools in America” for 2018, Schreiber took No. 33 in New York State and No. 224 in the country.  Data from a total of around 20,500 public high schools throughout the nation was collected for the purpose of accurately creating this ranking.

In addition, Schreiber earned yet another honor by being awarded a gold medal in the ranking.  With only about the top 2 percent of schools receiving this medal, our school demonstrated notable qualifications with its high college readiness scores.

“I’m really proud of our school for ranking this high,” said junior Emily Doherty. “I hope we can rank even higher in the future.”

The ranking was based on certain qualities of the school, including the school’s graduation rates, overall student performance on both tests required by the state and Advanced Placement exams, and ability to educate disadvantaged students.

Quite impressively, Schreiber has an AP passing rate of 76 percent and a 95 percent graduation rate.  Additional achievements from the school include seven National Merit semifinalists, a Regeneron scholar, and a team that placed second place in the New York State finals of the National Economics Challenge.  Schreiber was also named a “No Place for Hate” school by the Anti-Defamation League again this year due to its programs related to tolerance education.  

Every year, our school expands its programs and makes efforts to provide programs of high quality for its students.  This high ranking for the year will hopefully encourage Schreiber to continue improving a variety of aspects relating to the curriculum and school in general.