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OBHS Ranks High on National 'Best High Schools' List

Oyster Bay High School ranks among the top public high schools in the nation, according to an annual report released by U.S. News & World Report.

The report ranked nearly 18,000 public high schools across the country and Oyster Bay High School, along with 14 other schools in Nassau County, was among the top 1,000 schools.

The methodology used to rank schools included six factors: college readiness, Advanced Placement (AP) exams, math and reading proficiency on state assessments, math and reading performance on state assessments, underserved student performance, and graduation rate based on data from the 2018-19 school year. The highest ranked high schools in the report are “those whose students demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading assessments, earned qualifying scores in an array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions,” according to the report.

Each school’s rank is linked to an overall zero to 100 score. Oyster Bay received a score of 94.96/100 and was ranked 900 out of 17, 857 public high schools.

“We are so pleased that Oyster Bay High School has earned this impressive standing along with the most highly regarded high schools on Long Island,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Francesco Ianni. “This is the second report that came out in recently, which speaks to the caliber of our students and staff and the efforts of our learning community to advance our high school to new levels of achievement.”

For more on U.S. News &World Report’s 2021 report, visit https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.