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Which Are Long Island's Best High Schools? 2014 Rankings Revealed

A recent report compares high schools across the nation.

South Side High School in Rockville Centre is among the best on Long Island, according to new rankings. (Patch file photo)
South Side High School in Rockville Centre is among the best on Long Island, according to new rankings. (Patch file photo)
U.S. News and World Report has released its rankings of the best high schools in the nation. 

Of the top-50 high schools in New York, 14 of them are on Long Island, according to the rankings. 

The rankings are based on student-teacher ratios; state proficiency test results, overall and with a particular focus on how disadvantaged students were performing; and participation rates in AP/IB programs.

According to U.S. News, Long Island's top 20 high schools are as follows:

 1.  Jericho High School; Jericho  
 2.  Manhasset Secondary School; Manhasset 
 3.  William A. Shine Great Neck South High School; Great Neck
 4.  Garden City High School; Garden City 
 5.  South Side High School, Rockville Centre
 6.  Cold Spring Harbor High School; Cold Spring Harbor 
 7.  The Wheatley School; Old Westbury 
 8.  Syosset Senior High School; Syosset
 9.  Herricks High School; New Hyde Park 
10. Harborfields High School; Greenlawn
11. Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School; Port Washington
12. Roslyn High School; Roslyn Heights
13. Plainview Old Bethpage JFK High School; Plainview
14. Half Hollow Hills High School West; Dix Hills
15. Floral Park Memorial High School; Floral Park
16. Locust Valley High School; Locust Valley
17. Carle Place Middle/High School; Carle Place
18. Walt Whitman High School; Huntington Station
19. Babylon Junior Senior High School; Babylon
20. Greenport High School; Greenport 

See the complete rankings from U.S. News and World Report here
Lorraine DeVita May 20, 2014 at 12:34 PM
excuse me but how exactly did the millions of italians SNEAK into this country illegally ???rafts across the atlantic? tunnels under the atlantic? check YOUr facts and please share where you got his information from.. More recently : accrding to Wikipedia According to a Pew Hispanic Center report, in 2005, 57% of illegal immigrants were from Mexico; 21% were from other Latin American countries, primarily from Central America;[4] 13% were from Asia; 6% were from Europe and Canada; and 3% were from Africa and the rest of the world.[4] Below are a few facts about immigration in the United States: – The number of illegal immigrants in the United States was estimated at 11.5 million in 2011, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. – The illegal immigrant population grew by 27% between 2000 and 2009, according to the Department of Homeland Security. – Sixty-three percent of the illegal immigrant population (approximately 6.8 million) entered the United States before 2000. (DHS) – Fifty-eight percent of the illegal immigrant population is from Mexico. (Pew) – Twenty-four percent of illegal immigrants reside in California; 16% reside in Texas. (DHS) And here are recent developments relating to immigration in the United States: – 2008: The Department of Homeland Security apprehended 792,000 foreign nationals. Eighty-eight percent of those arrested were natives of Mexico. Immigration and Customs Enforcement apprehended 379,000 people. (DHS) – 2008: The Department of Homeland Security removed 359,000 illegal immigrants from the United States. Of those, 69% were repatriated to Mexico; 8% were repatriated to Honduras; 7.7% were repatriated to Guatemala. (DHS) – 2008: More than 810,000 illegal immigrants accepted offers to return to their home countries without being forcibly removed. (DHS) – 2008: The Department of Homeland Security removed 97,100 criminals who were also illegal immigrants. Of those, 36% had been convicted of drug-related crimes. (DHS) – 2009: The number of children born to at least one unauthorized-immigrant parent was 350,000. These made up 8% of all U.S. births. (Pew) – 2010: The total number of unauthorized immigrants in the nation's labor force in United States is 8 million. They made up 5.2% of the labor force in 2010. (Pew) – 2010: About 1.04 million people received legal permanent resident status. Of those, 139,120 were born in Mexico, 70,863 were born in China, and 58,173 were born in the Philippines (DHS). – 2011: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed 396,906 illegal immigrants from the United States, the largest number in the agency's history. Of those, 216,698 (nearly 55%) had been convicted of felonies or misdemeanors. (ICE) – April 23, 2012: The Pew Hispanic Center announced that net migration from Mexico to the United States had stopped and possibly even reversed. The center noted that from 2005 to 2010, about 1.4 million Mexicans immigrated to the United States, and about 1.4 million Mexican immigrants and their U.S.-born children moved from the United States to Mexico.
joe thrapp May 20, 2014 at 12:58 PM
so what is your point?
brookhavenconfucius May 20, 2014 at 01:30 PM
How is it in your gated community, there, Joe ? Or do you own a business that depends upon Illegal Immigrants ?
Lorraine DeVita May 20, 2014 at 01:31 PM
too many here not enough headed back..
joe thrapp May 20, 2014 at 03:14 PM
learn baby , learn. earn baby, earn. And the nomination for the next President of the United States is former Governor Jeb Bush and his new first lady Columbia Bush a native of Mexico. And the nomination for the next Vice President of the United States Senator Marco Rubio the son of an illegal immigrant from Cuba. This team will replace the administration of President Obama the son of a Kenyan Citizen. I depend on the welfare of immigrants in waiting for my future prosperity and safety here in these United States. Education for all and all of those who just think they have an education.

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