Niche.com released its rankings of school districts around the country this week, handing out letter grades for districts and high schools.
The South Huntington district, which plans a bond issue this fall to further upgrade its schools, was particularly pleased with its rankings as seventh in Suffolk County and Whitman High School as fifth in the county.
South Huntington school superintendent Dr. David Bennardo said, “I couldn’t be more
proud of the faculty, staff, students, and parents who are bringing this incredible renaissance to our schools. We celebrate this fine work and know that there are even more accomplishments to come for our community, which is a genuine microcosm of the American Dream.”
Other local districts that were ranked in the Top Ten in Suffolk were:
Half Hollow Hills (1)
Cold Spring Harbor (6)
South Huntington (7)
Half Hollow Hills West (1)
Half Hollow Hills East (2)
Walt Whitman (5)
Niche.com is a nationwide company that ranks school districts, communities, and colleges using a review and analysis of data sets and constituent feedback. Niche.com data sources include U.S. Department of Education graduation rates and State-level scores, school attendance, civil rights reports, and college attendance. In addition, Niche.com examines the District’s success with traditionally underserved populations and considers the overall commitment to equity in education.