MAMARONECK, N.Y. – Rye Neck High School is ranked 35th in the state and 222nd nationally in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings .
The magazine teamed with American Institutes for Research, a behavioral and social science research organization to evaluate more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. They ranked schools based on state proficiency standards and college readiness, and awarded schools either a gold, silver or bronze medal based on these criteria.
Rye Neck received a gold medal because 100 percent of its students tested as proficient in English and 98 percent in math. Rye Neck students had a 58.9 percent college readiness index, based on how many students took advanced placement (AP) and international baccalaureate (IB) exams and the percentage of students who passed at least one AP exam.
Based on statistics from 2010-2011, 69 percent of students took AP exams and 55 passed at least one.
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