For the second year in a row, Greenport High School has been ranked as one of the best high schools in the nation, according to a new study released this week.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best High Schools report analyzed more than 19,400 public high schools across the country to find out which ones are successfully educating their student bodies. The rankings were determined by student performance on state proficiency tests and schools were evaluated on how well they prepare students for college-level work. The economics of a district are also a factor.
Greenport’s national ranking is 1,525. Last year, it ranked 2,109 out of 21,035 public high schools.
No other North Fork high school was ranked in the report.
Greenport school board president Heather Wolf said Tuesday she believes the district’s success is from a cumulative effort over five years to increase rigor and improve test scores. The district will also add pre-K classes next year, a program she said will continue to strengthen Greenport’s academic success.
Ms. Wolf added that she’s excited the district has an opportunity to breakout its banner proclaiming the high school’s achievement from last year.
“We’ll add another year with great pleasure,” she said. “The community should be very proud.”