Clarkstown North Ranks 97th In NYS

North is only Rockland high school to make the annual list of best high schools


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.

Tom April 24, 2013 at 06:13 PM
What was South score?
Pat Godfrey April 25, 2013 at 01:27 AM
Great news. Congratulations North.
Amanda Huggenkiss April 25, 2013 at 02:49 AM
We're number 97! we're number 97!
Rob April 25, 2013 at 03:40 AM
Is it me or what...I don't think 862 out of 2100 is nothing to brag about.
pj April 25, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Yes I'd like to know that too......
GWashington April 25, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Appalling. In a high tax district, one school barely breaks top 100 and there is no accounting for the second. Wondering why you are seeing so many of the Administrators walking the gangway off the sinking ship? Throwing more millions of dollars at this catastrophe is not the answer; remember that when you see the Drones walking in to vote on the TAX INCREASE in May. No wonder it was decided it's OK to allow the general public to vote in schools on a school budget but UNSAFE for the same people to vote in schools in a General Election. Parents picking up children at school are a captive audience. Move the School Budget vote to a neutral place ~ having it in schools is ELECTIONEERING. VOTE NO on the CLARKSTOWN SCHOOL BUDGET - NO MORE TAX INCREASES.
GWashington April 25, 2013 at 12:40 PM
The Public vote on the Clarkstown School Budget is Tuesday May 21. Pass the word to vote NO. Turnout is the key.
Rose Bruno April 25, 2013 at 03:12 PM
Congratulations Clarkstown North!
Rob April 26, 2013 at 05:28 AM
Congratulations for what ? Coming in 862nd place
Phil Leiter April 26, 2013 at 11:34 AM
A little perspective. Excluding K-12 schools, there are more than 1,100 high schools in New York State and nearly 25,000 high schools in the United States. That puts CHSN in the top 9% in New York and the top 4% nationwide. Not bad for a district that spends less per student than the Rockland County average.


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