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Briarcliff High Takes Pride In Newsweek Ranking

Briarcliff High School students were presented the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Gold Medalist Award. In America’s Top High Schools, Newsweek ranked the school No. 33 in the nation for 2016.
Briarcliff High School students were presented the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Gold Medalist Award. In America’s Top High Schools, Newsweek ranked the school No. 33 in the nation for 2016. Photo Credit: Facebook

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Briarcliff High School garnered the 33rd spot in Newsweek's ranking of the top 500 high schools in the country this year.

The America's Top High Schools rankings are based on schools' achievement and college readiness indicators, including standardized test scores, such as SAT and ACT, according to Newsweek.

Briarcliff High School had a 100 percent graduation rate, with 98.8 percent of its students college-bound. The survey also said 88.2 percent of student were ready for college.

“This accomplishment is the result of the district’s continued focus on the success of each and every student and a multiyear effort to increase student engagement in advanced course work.,” said Superintendent of Schools James Kaishian.

“As proud as I am of the results, I am even more proud of our students and the extraordinary K-12 faculty who inspire them.”

The school is among six in Westchester County that ranked among the best, according to Newsweek.

The six include Rye High School at No. 98, Harrison High School at No. 135, Irvington High School at No. 159, Eastchester High School at No. 194 and Westlake High School at No. 340.

Click here to read the Newsweek report, including an explanation of the methodology.

Click here to read about the ranking report on the Daily Voice .

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