The Herricks Public Schools has been ranked the 5th best school district in New York State on a 2020 list of 677 schools reviewed by Niche.com. Having received an overall Niche grade of A+, Herricks also moved up two spots on the list since last year. The district was ranked No. 4 when looking only at Long Island schools, and was additionally ranked by Niche.com as No. 18 on a list of the 2020 Best School Districts in America.
The district achieved these rankings based on factors including state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality and public school district ratings. Herricks also placed at No. 6 on Niche’s list of Safest School Districts in New York out of 692 schools, and No. 2 on the list of Districts with the Best Teachers in New York out of 690 schools.