Locust Valley High School Ranked One Of America’s Top High Schools – Again!
#3 on Long Island and #4 in NY

Locust Valley High School continues to excel and has once again gained national distinction by being ranked as one of the top high schools in the nation. Locust Valley High School has earned recognition as being 3rd on Long Island, 4th in New York State, 9th in the Northeast, and 116th in the nation among all public and private schools, according to The Washington Post. Locust Valley High School was ranked higher than any other open enrollment International Baccalaureate school on Long Island or in New York State.

There are 27,000 high schools in the nation. Only the top nine percent of those schools qualify for The Washington Post rankings. The Washington Post’s Jay Matthews uses a formula which he calls the Challenge Index to calculate the rankings. The formula uses the number of AP and IB exams given at the high school divided by the number of graduating seniors. Mr. Matthews states on his website that this formula determines how well a school prepares their students for college.

“I am very proud that Locust Valley High School has been recognized yet again for outstanding academic achievement,” stated Locust Valley Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund. “Locust Valley High School offers a rigorous academic program which prepares students to succeed in college and the workforce.” Dr. Hunderfund added that this recognition is a result of the hard work of the district’s students and faculty as well as the commitment of the Board of Education and the support of parents and our community. “It is this exceptional combination which makes this outstanding achievement possible!"

The 2013 rankings were based on numbers collected from 2012.