The following information was printed on the Half Hollow Hills Teachers' Association website. http://www.hhhta.com/if-long-island-were-a-state/
It was reprinted in a blog post by Carol Burris. http://roundtheinkwell.com/2015/02/24/governor-cuomo-if-long-island-were-a-state/
It is worth reprinting here!
If Long Island were a state, we would be ranked #1 in high school completion rate.
If Long Island were a state, we would be ranked #1 in Intel Semifinalists.
If Long Island were a state, we would be ranked #2 in Siemens Semifinalists.
Students earning a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation
Newsweek compiled a list of the Best High Schools in America. 19 high schools from New York made the top 100. Nine, or 47% of the NY schools are from Long Island.
21 Long Island high schools rank in the top 300 of America's best schools.
The Washington Post ranked the top 1,900 high schools in the United States. The top 7% of 27,000 schools includes 54 Long Island high schools.
Nearly half (54 of 116) of the high schools on Long Island are among the top schools identified by The Washington Post.
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