Locust Valley High School is continually recognized for its academic excellence 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 the recognition of being No. 1 on Long Island, No. 2 in New York State, and the only Long Island high school to be ranked in the “Top 100” in the nation among all public and private schools, according to The Washington Post. 

The Washington Post rankings are based on academic achievement from 27,000 high schools across the nation. The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews uses a formula he calls the “Challenge Index” to calculate the rankings, which determines how well a high school prepares its students for college. 

“I am very proud that Locust Valley High School has been recognized once again for outstanding academic achievement,” said Locust Valley Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund. “Locust Valley High School offers a rigorous academic program that prepares students to succeed in college and beyond. This recognition is a result of the hard work of our students and faculty and incredible parent and community support, as well as the dedication and wisdom of our Board of Education members, who continue to support important programs for the sake of our children.”

The 2015 rankings were based on numbers collected in 2014.