NEW YORK CITY, NY — It's that time of year again! That time of year when, just as the students of NYC Schools begin to feel summer's heat wiggle up from the asphalt like an exotic street mirage, their helicopter parents have already begun obsessing over the following fall — wait lists, AP classes, extracurricular laundry lists and, inevitably, school rankings.
Enter U.S. News and World Report, school ranker extraordinaire. Right on time to either puff or shatter one's seasonal sense of parenthood with its annual master list of the nation's public high schools, listed in order of their ability to prepare one's kid for college.
The rankings "include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia," according to U.S. News & World Report. "Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments, their graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college."
This year, special for NYC heli moms and heli dads, we've separated out the city's top 55 public high schools and labeled them by borough.
All 55 schools on the list fall within New York State's top 220.
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At #49. East-West School of International Studies, Flushing, Queens, NY (No. 2,059 nationally)