East End Ranks Among U.S. News Best High Schools

Westhampton Beach High School
Westhampton Beach High School, photo by Matthew Mendoza

U.S. News just released its rankings of the 2013 Best High Schools. Data was collected on more than 21,000 public high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia. A multitude of standards are considered to rank. Here’s how some of the East End High Schools performed:

  • Westhampton Beach Senior High School was 401.
  • East Hampton High School nationally ranked 799.
  • Sag Harbor’s Pierson High School nationally ranked 833.
  • Greenport High School’s national rank was 2,109 and 172 in NewYork State.

At the top of the East End heap, Westhampton Beach Senior High School was highlighted for having 52 percent of its students enrolled in AP courses and exams, U.S. News reports. The report also shows that 98 percent of all students meet the learning standards in English, while 65 percent of all students meet the standards with distinction. Math scores were almost as high, with 97 percent meeting the standards.

Adding to that, The Washington Post ranked Westhampton Beach High School 401st out of more than 22,000 high schools nationally, 34th in New York State and 4th in Suffolk County.

East Hampton has 51 percent AP enrollment and the school has 43 percent minority enrollment, including a large population of ESL students. 95 percent met the standards in English and 92 percent in math.

Pierson has 55 percent AP participation with 99 percent meeting English standards (68 percent with distinction) and 96 percent meeting math standards.

Greenport has 20 percent AP enrollment, 96 percent meeting standards in both math and English.

Congratulations to all of our East End, hard-working educators, teachers and students!

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