In the latest assessment of Paul D. Schreiber High School, the institution comes out as a top performer.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Schreiber No. 40 in New York State and No. 241 nationally in its 2014 Best High Schools report. The ranking is based on assessments of 19,411 high schools.
The rankings were compiled by U.S. News & World Report, in conjunction with American Institutes for Research, and are based on a variety of criteria.
Schools must demonstrate that they serve all students well—not only those headed to college—and must also show measurable academic outcomes through several performance indicators to prove that all students are being successfully educated.
A variety of indexes are provided based on the research, including math and English proficiency, advanced placement and college course participation, and student demographics.
The report comes after The Washington Post recently said that Schreiber missed the mark as a “Most Challenging” high school, absent from the top 200 in the country.
The term “Most Challenging” refers to allowing students to enroll in AP, or advanced placement, courses. A lower ranking means the school is not “challenging” its students as much to excel, The Washington Post said.