Best High Schools
in New York

We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 268 New York schools made our rankings.View Rankings

High school students in New York take the Regents Exams, and if they live in poverty, may receive grants to attend college through the Higher Education Opportunity Program. According to the New York State Education Department, the grants are for attendance at independent New York colleges, such as Syracuse University.

New York has hundreds of schools in the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, including 55 gold medal schools. The Brooklyn Latin School, in the New York City Public Schools, ranks among the top 50 high schools nationally. The school is located about 150 miles south of the state capital of Albany.

Top Ranked NY Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

The High School of American Studies at Lehman College

2925 GOULDEN AVE, BRONX, NY 10468

#2

The Bronx High School of Science

75 WEST 205TH ST, BRONX, NY 10468

#3

Brooklyn Latin School

325 BUSHWICK AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11206

#4

High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies

350 GRAND ST, NEW YORK, NY 10002

#5

Townsend Harris High School

149 11 MELBOURNE AVE, FLUSHING, NY 11367

#6

Staten Island Technical High School

485 CLAWSON ST, STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306

#7

Manhattan Bridges High School

525 WEST 50TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10019

#8

Queens High School for the Sciences at York College

94 50 159TH ST, JAMAICA, NY 11451

#9

Edgemont Junior Senior High School

200 WHITE OAK LN, SCARSDALE, NY 10583

#10

Brooklyn Technical High School

29 FT GREENE PLACE, BROOKLYN, NY 11217

NY by the Numbers
Districts 656
High Schools 1,147
Full-Time Teachers 60,440
Students Enrolled 886,656

Featured Districts

New York City

The New York City Public Schools include 405 high schools that serve 304,334 students.

Rochester, New York

There are 18 high schools in the Rochester City School District, serving 10,872 students.