Daily News Ranked East-West Top NYC High School


Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 12:17 PM

U.S. News & World Report  ranked the New York City high schools that had data on 12th-graders from the 2014-15 school year.

Schools were first screened based on how well students performed on state tests. The schools had to outperform expectations given their student body, as well as with specific groups of students, including economically disadvantaged children.

Then schools were evaluated on the U.S. News college-readiness index, which ranks schools based on the performance and number of students who took at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam during their high school tenure.

Separately, the school data listed in this section were acquired by the Daily News from the city Department of Education website.

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Enrollment, four-year graduation rates, average SAT scores, the college-readiness index and postsecondary enrollment rates were all taken from the 2016-17 School Quality Snapshot for each school.

The readiness index is the percentage of students who graduated from high school prepared for college, which is defined as meeting the City University of New York standards for avoiding remedial classes.

The postsecondary enrollment rate is the percentage of students who enrolled in college or another postsecondary program within six months of graduating from high school.

34. East-West School of International Studies

46-21 Colden St., Queens

Enrollment: 681

Graduation rate: 97%

Average SAT score: 1011/1600

College Readiness: 66%

Post-secondary enrollment rate: 80%

Admissions: Educational option (half of applicants are chosen on the basis of their state reading scores, and half are chosen randomly).

This school encourages cultural acceptance and respect through its four-pronged philosophy: honor, excellence, curiosity and celebration. Students at East-West engage in a college-bound academic program of Regents and AP courses and CUNY college courses. Students have the opportunity to put their language studies — Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Korean and Spanish — to the test with study abroad trips. In addition to studying different cultures, students can learn dance and drama at this community school.