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Herricks Earns High Ratings on National Lists

 Washngton Post


Herricks Earns High Ratings on National Lists  


Herricks High School has once again made the Washington Post’s list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, ranking at No. 203 in the nation, No. 9 in New York State and No. 6 on Long Island.  

This list indicates how well the nation’s top high schools challenge their students by taking into consideration the number of advanced placement/college-level tests administered each year divided by the number of graduates.

 Additionally, Herricks fared very well on U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 list of Best High Schools. The high school stands at No. 9 on Long Island, No. 33 in New York State and No. 213 in the United States, and earned a Gold Medal Award based on state assessment performance, graduation rates and how well students are prepared for college.

Herricks schools have been recognized on other lists this year as well, including those presented by, with prominent rankings that reflect a commitment to teaching and learning.

“Once again Herricks High School has received rankings by the Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report that place us among the top high schools in the state and nation,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Fino Celano. “We are very proud of the achievements of our talented students, which could not be accomplished without the shared efforts on the part of our faculty, parents and Board of Education.”