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For the 2021 school year, there are 256 blue ribbon public schools serving 151,234 students in New York.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in New York are Byram Hills High School, Garden City High School and Harborfields High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
New York blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 74% (versus the New York public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 72% (versus the 54% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the New York public school average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top New York Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #1-91.-9.
    Byram Hills High School Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    12 Tripp Ln
    Armonk, NY 10504
    (914) 273-9200

    799 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #1-91.-9.
    Garden City High School Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    170 Rockaway Ave
    Garden City, NY 11530
    (516) 478-2000

    1,165 student
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #1-91.-9.
    Harborfields High School Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    98 Taylor Ave
    Greenlawn, NY 11740
    (631) 754-5360

    1,101 student
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #1-91.-9.
    Herricks High School Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    100 Shelter Rock Rd
    New Hyde Park, NY 11040
    (516) 305-8700

    1,334 student
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #1-91.-9.
    Manhasset Secondary School Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    200 Memorial Pl
    Manhasset, NY 11030
    (516) 267-7600

    1,125 student
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #1-91.-9.
    Maspeth High School Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    54-40 74th St
    Elmhurst, NY 11373
    (718) 803-7100

    1,194 student
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1-91.-9.
    South Side High School Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    140 Shepherd St
    Rockville Centre, NY 11570
    (516) 255-8944

    1,090 student
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1-91.-9.
    Syosset Senior High School Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    70 S Woods Rd
    Syosset, NY 11791
    (516) 364-5675

    2,108 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #1-91.-9.
    Wantagh Senior High School Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3297 Beltagh Ave
    Wantagh, NY 11793
    (516) 679-6401

    935 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Pittsford-mendon High School Math: 98% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    472 Mendon Rd
    Pittsford, NY 14534
    (585) 267-1602

    1,017 student
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Plainview-old Bethpage/jfk High School Math: 98% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    50 Kennedy Dr
    Plainview, NY 11803
    (516) 434-3125

    1,600 student
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #12-1512.- 15.
    Bethpage Senior High School Math: ≥99% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    10 Cherry Ave
    Bethpage, NY 11714
    (516) 644-4101

    970 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #12-1512.- 15.
    Brighton High School Math: ≥99% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1150 Winton Rd S
    Rochester, NY 14618
    (585) 242-5000

    1,136 student
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #12-1512.- 15.
    Clarkstown South Senior High School Math: ≥99% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    31 Demarest Mill Rd
    West Nyack, NY 10994
    (845) 624-3400

    1,372 student
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #12-1512.- 15.
    Orchard Park High School Math: ≥99% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4040 Baker Rd
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
    (716) 209-6243

    1,518 student
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #1616.
    Massapequa High School Math: 97% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4925 Merrick Rd
    Massapequa, NY 11758
    (516) 308-5901

    1,695 student
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #1717.
    Fairport Senior High School Math: ≥99% | Reading: 97%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1 Dave Paddock Way
    Fairport, NY 14450
    (585) 421-2100

    1,469 student
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1818.
    Sayville High School Math: 98% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    20 Brook St
    West Sayville, NY 11796
    (631) 244-6600

    987 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1919.
    West Islip Senior High School Math: 97% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1 Lion's Path
    West Islip, NY 11795
    (631) 504-5815

    1,438 student
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #2020.
    Somers Senior High School Math: 97% | Reading: 97%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    120 Primrose St
    Lincolndale, NY 10540
    (914) 248-8585

    1,086 student
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #21-4521.- 45.
    Avon High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    245 Clinton St
    Avon, NY 14414
    (585) 226-2455

    325 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #21-4521.- 45.
    Bayport-blue Point High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    200 Snedecor Ave
    Bayport, NY 11705
    (631) 472-7800

    743 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #21-4521.- 45.
    Blind Brook High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    840 King St
    Port Chester, NY 10573
    (914) 937-3600

    498 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #21-4521.- 45.
    Chenango Forks High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1 Gordon Dr
    Binghamton, NY 13901
    (607) 648-7544

    500 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #21-4521.- 45.
    Clayton A Bouton High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    432 New Salem Rd
    Voorheesville, NY 12186
    (518) 765-3314

    379 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #21-4521.- 45.
    Clinton Senior High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    75 Chenango Ave
    Clinton, NY 13323
    (315) 557-2233

    393 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #21-4521.- 45.
    Dobbs Ferry High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    505 Broadway
    Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
    (914) 693-7645

    457 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #21-4521.- 45.
    Earl L Vandermeulen High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    350 Old Post Rd
    Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    (631) 791-4421

    383 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #21-4521.- 45.
    East Aurora High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1003 Center St
    East Aurora, NY 14052
    (716) 687-2505

    641 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #21-4521.- 45.
    Elwood/john Glenn High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    478 Elwood Rd
    East Northport, NY 11731
    (631) 266-5410

    722 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #21-4521.- 45.
    Excellence Girls Charter School Charter School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    794 Monroe St-3rd Fl
    Brooklyn, NY 11221
    (718) 638-1875

    1,452 student
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #21-4521.- 45.
    Fredonia High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    425 E Main St
    Fredonia, NY 14063
    (716) 679-1581

    506 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #21-4521.- 45.
    Hastings High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1 Mt Hope Blvd
    Hastings On Hudson, NY 10706
    (914) 478-6250

    510 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #21-4521.- 45.
    Honeoye Falls-lima Senior High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    83 East St
    Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
    (585) 624-7051

    752 students
    Year: n/a
  • Rank: #21-4521.- 45.
    Lansing High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    300 Ridge Rd
    Lansing, NY 14882
    (607) 533-3020

    336 students
    Year: 2017
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