Locust Valley High School has been ranked No. 4 in Nassau County, No. 10 in the state, No. 22 in the Northeast and No. 71 in the nation by The Daily Beast.

According to the publication, six indicators culled from school surveys are used to compare public high schools in the U.S., with graduation and college acceptance rates weighed most heavily. Other criteria include college-level courses and exams, percentage of students with free or reduced lunch, and SAT and ACT scores.

“Locust Valley High School is certainly among the best in the nation, and being recognized as such is validation of the hard work of the students, faculty and community members who together make this a great place to learn,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund.

Locust Valley High School Principal Dr. Kieran McGuire said he is not surprised by the annual recognitions of the school. “This ranking recognizes the continual effort exhibited by our students and staff. We have a great school and we know it; now everyone else knows it also.”

For several years, Locust Valley High School has been named among the best in the nation by The Washington Post, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report.