The 100 Best School Districts in New York for 2016

Many Hudson Valley districts made Niche.com’s annual list, which is based on student and parent reviews. Did your district make the ranking?

The 100 Best School Districts in New York for 2016

Written by RYAN BONNER (Patch National Staff) and ALFRED BRANCH (Patch Staff)

Have you ever wondered how your school district ranks in comparison to others in New York?

Niche.com recently released its 2016 list of the best school districts throughout the nation and in the state of New York, and many schools you’ll recognize received high ranks.

In addition to naming the overall best high schools, Niche.com also ranked schools with the best extracurriculars, facilities, food, outcomes, sports and more.

Niche ranked thousands of districts based on dozens of statistics and 27 million opinions from 300,000 students and parents. Read how this ranking was calculated here.

Twenty-six Hudson Valley school districts made the New York list of the top-100 districts, including Rye City in the No. 2 spot.

And six districts from the Hudson Valley appeared on the national list (note that Niche listed the location of school districts based on the larger township they are a part of):

  • Rye City School District, Rye (8)
  • Chappaqua Central School District, New Castle (26)
  • Scarsdale Union Free Schoo District, Scarsdale (29)
  • Edgemont Union Free School District, Greenburgh (40)
  • Byram Hills Central School District, North Castle (46)
  • Bronxville School District (91)

The top-100 school districts in New York as ranked by Niche.com:

1. Jericho School District, Oyster Bay

2. Rye City School District, Rye

3. Chappaqua Central School District, New Castle

4. Great Neck School District, North Hempstead

5. Scarsdale Union Free Schoo District, Scarsdale

6. Edgemont Union Free School District, Greenburgh (Scarsdale)

7. Byram Hills Central School District, North Castle

8. Pittsford Central School District, Pittsford

9. Syosset Central School District, Oyster Bay

10. Bronxville School District, Bronxville

11. Port Washington Union Free School District, North Hempstead

12. Ardsley Union Free School District, Greenburgh

13. Brighton Central School District, Brighton

14. Roslyn Union Free School District, North Hempstead

15. Harborfields Central School District, Huntington

16. Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District, Briarcliff Manor

17. Manhasset Union Free School District, North Hempstead

18. Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, Rye

19. Rye Neck Union Free School District, Mamaroneck

20. Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District, Manlius

21. Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School Distric, Lewisboro

22. Herricks Union Free School District, North Hempstead

23. Cold Spring Harbor Central School District, Oyster Bay

24. Mamaroneck Union Free School District, Mamaroneck

25. Hewlett-Woodmere Union Free School District, Hempstead

26. Harrison Central School District, Harrison

27. Garden City Union Free School District, Garden City

28. Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free School District, Greenburgh

29. East Williston Union Free School District, North Hempstead

30. Bedford Central School District, Bedford

31. Pelham Union Free School District, Pelham

32. Westhampton Beach Union Free School District, Southampton

33. Half Hollow Hills Central School District, Huntington

34. North Shore Central School District, Oyster Bay

35. North Salem Central School District, North Salem

36. Ramapo Central School District, Ramapo

37. Williamsville Central School District, Amherst

38. Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District, Greenburgh

39. Skaneateles Central School District, Skaneateles

40. Penfield Central School District, Penfield

41. Lynbrook Union Free School District, Hempstead

42. Irvington Union Free School District, Greenburgh

43. White Plains City School District, White Plains

44. Niskayuna Central School District, Niskayuna

45. Bay Shore Union Free School District, Islip

46. South Orangetown Central School District, Orangetown

47. Southampton Union Free School District, Southampton

48. Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District, Dewitt

49. New Hartford Central School District, New Hartford

50. Bethpage Union Free School District, Oyster Bay

51. Croton-Harmon Union Free School District, Cortlandt

52. Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District, Oyster Bay

53. Bethlehem Central School District, Bethlehem

54. Yorktown Central School District, Yorktown

55. Clarkstown Central School District, Clarkstown

56. Haldane Central School District, Philipstown

57. Commack Union Free School District, Commack

58. Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns, Mount Pleasant

59. Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, Hempstead

60. South Huntington Union Free School District, Huntington

61. Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District, Oyster Bay

62. East Hampton Union Free School District, East Hampton

63. Rockville Centre Union Free School District, Hempstead

64. New Rochelle City School District, New Rochelle

65. Oceanside Union Free School District, Hempstead

66. Carle Place Union Free School District, North Hempstead

67. Mattituck-Cutchogue Union Free School District, Southold

68. Somers Central School District, Somers

69. Ithaca City School District, Danby

70. Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District, Mendon

71. Nanuet Union Free School District, Clarkstown

72. Orchard Park Central School District, Orchard Park

73. Hamilton Central School District, Hamilton

74. Locust Valley Central School District, Oyster Bay

75. Victor Central School District, Victor

76. Clarence Central School District, Clarence

77. Sag Harbor Union Free School District, Southampton

78. Pleasantville Union Free School District, Mount Pleasant

78. Spacenkill Union Free School District, Poughkeepsie

80. Red Hook Central School District, Red Hook

81. Smithtown Central School District, Smithtown

82. Mount Sinai School District, Brookhaven

83. Nyack Union Free School District, Clarkstown

84. Keene Central School District, Keene

85. Northport-East Northport Union Free School District, Huntington

86. Three Village Central School District, Brookhaven

87. Sewanhaka Central High School District, Hempstead

88. Lansing Central School District, Lansing

89. Fairport Central School District, Perinton

90. Babylon Union Free School District, Babylon

91. Warwick Valley Central School District, Warwick

92. Huntington Union Free School District, Huntington

93. Port Jefferson Union Free School District, Brookhaven

94. Hendrick Hudson Central School District, Cortlandt Manor

95. Guilderland Central School District, Guilderland

96. Lakeland Central School District, Cortlandt Manor

97. Valley Stream Central High School District, Hempstead

98. West Irondequoit Central School District, Irondequoit

99. East Meadow Union Free School District, Hempstead

100. Highland Falls Central School District, Highland

Click here to view the full national list from Niche, and click here to view the full New York list. Both lists contain specific district profiles and scores.

Photo credit: Marie via Flickr Creative Commons

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