Clarkstown North High School landed the 97th spot in the ranking of 114 of New York State’s best public high schools by U.S. News & World Report. Clarkstown North ranked 862 nationally out of 2,100 high schools for which data was collected. Clarkstown North was one of 1790 high schools that earned a Silver Medal for their ranking.
U.S. News & World Report just released its 2013 annual survey on which Clarkstown North moved higher on the list from last year when it ranked at 111th in the state. The New City-based institution is the only Rockland County high school listed this year compared to 2011 when Clarkstown South, Pearl River and Tappan Zee high schools were also included.
On Tuesday, Clarkstown Superintendent Dr. J. Thomas Morton said he was pleased with the recognition for North.
“If you get an honor like that, it’s good,” he said.
U.S. New & World Report listed Clarkstown North’s enrollment at 1,482 students with 52 percent male and 48 percent female. Its enrollment is given as 28 percent minority and five percent economically disadvantaged.
The school employs 108 full time teachers. Test scores for English Proficiency were listed at 96 percent and for Math Proficiency at 97 percent. The College Readiness Index was 35.5. Clarkstown North’s Advanced Placement course participation is recorded as 40 percent.