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Newsweek’s Top 25 High Schools: Northeast

Newsweek finds the secondary schools that churn out the best students in the Northeast.

Though it’s the least-populated of the four American regions we surveyed, the Northeast produced a full 25% of our top schools nationwide. The region is bolstered by New York schools, which comprised nearly 10% of our full ranking.

The best schools in the Northeast were ranked using the same metrics as our overall list, with primary weighting given to graduation rate, the percent of graduates accepted to college, and the number of AP and IB tests given per student. As well, average SAT, ACT and AP scores, and the number of students enrolled in an AP or IB program was considered.

High Technology High School

Lincroft, New Jersey

Overall Newsweek Rank: 16

Graduation Rate: 100%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.4

City Honors School at Fosdick-Masten Park

Buffalo, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 22

Graduation Rate: 100%

College-bound Grad Rate: 98%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 2.4

Biotechnology High School

Freehold, New Jersey

Overall Newsweek Rank: 24

Graduation Rate: 100%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.4

Bergen County Academies

Hackensack, New Jersey

Overall Newsweek Rank: 26

Graduation Rate: 100%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.3

Jericho High School

Jericho High School

Jericho, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 32

Graduation Rate: 100%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.4

Staten Island Technical High School

Staten Island, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 36

Graduation Rate: 100%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 0.9

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Bronx High School of Science

Bronx, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 37

Graduation Rate: 100%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.2

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Stuyvesant High School

New York, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 38

Graduation Rate: 99%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 0.8

Bronxville High School

Bronxville, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 42

Graduation Rate: 100%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.2

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Townsend Harris High School

Flushing, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 43

Graduation Rate: 100%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.1

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Maine School of Science and Mathematics

Limestone, Maine

Overall Newsweek Rank: 44

Graduation Rate: 92%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.4

Hunter College High School

New York City, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 46

Graduation Rate: 97%

College-bound Grad Rate: 98%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 0.9

High School of American Studies at Lehman College

Bronx, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 48

Graduation Rate: 100%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.0

Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School

Jersey City, New Jersey

Overall Newsweek Rank: 61

Graduation Rate: 99%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.4

Union County Magnet High School for Science, Mathematics, and Technology

Scotch Plains, New Jersey

Overall Newsweek Rank: 65

Graduation Rate: 100%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 0.5

Great Neck South High School

Great Neck, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 67

Graduation Rate: 99%

College-bound Grad Rate: 98%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.1

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Millburn High School

Millburn, New Jersey

Overall Newsweek Rank: 69

Graduation Rate: 99%

College-bound Grad Rate: 99%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 0.8

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Edgemont Junior-Senior High School

Scarsdale, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 72

Graduation Rate: 99%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 0.9

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Queens High School for the Sciences at York College

Jamaica, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 73

Graduation Rate: 98%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.0

Bergen County Technical High School

Teterboro, New Jersey

Overall Newsweek Rank: 74

Graduation Rate: 100%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.1

Manhasset High School

Manhasset, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 75

Graduation Rate: 98%

College-bound Grad Rate: 99%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.2

Rye High School

Rye, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 79

Graduation Rate: 99%

College-bound Grad Rate: 96%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.1

Pittsford Sutherland High School

Pittsford, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 90

Graduation Rate: 98%

College-bound Grad Rate: 97%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.1

New Explorations Into Science, Technology, and Math

New York, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 91

Graduation Rate: 98%

College-bound Grad Rate: 99%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.1

The Wheatley School

Old Westbury, New York

Overall Newsweek Rank: 92

Graduation Rate: 100%

College-bound Grad Rate: 100%

AP/IB Tests per Student: 1.1