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2022 Best Schools in Westchester County

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Westchester County.

    Rye Country Day School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    RYE, NY,

    PK, K-12,

    97 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Rye Country Day School has helped me become a better person and has provided a great academical foundation for years to come. Though it can get stressful, with a lot of homework and extracurricular....

    Read 97 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 938,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  2. #2 Best Private High Schools in Westchester County.

    Hackley School

    Private School,

    TARRYTOWN, NY,

    K-12,

    73 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I began attending Hackley in the sixth grade and remained there through the end of my high school career. With such great academic resources at your disposal, it's hard to not garner great college...Very grateful for the great opportunities the school afforded me both in and out of the classroom, particularly through travel, which was covered by my hefty financial aid. I would make sure families....

    Read 73 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 834,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  3. #3 Best Private High Schools in Westchester County.

    French-American School of New York

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    Private School,

    MAMARONECK, NY,

    PK, K-12,

    93 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says FASNY does an excellent job of bringing a dozens of nationalities together and providing a good balance between a traditional French education and the strengths of the American system. The teachers....

    Read 93 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 725,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  4. #4 Best Private High Schools in Westchester County.

    The Masters School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    DOBBS FERRY, NY,

    5-12,

    121 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We love Masters! Our 3 kids have thrived since starting their education at the school. The academic education they have received has been excellent. They have been challenged to learn what is....

    Read 121 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 694,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  5. #1 Best Public High Schools in Westchester County.

    Scarsdale Senior High School

    Scarsdale Union Free School District, NY,

    9-12,

    121 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says In terms of academics, this school is great. Most of the teachers I had were amazing and I felt sufficiently prepared for college. In terms of the school environment, it can be difficult for....

    Read 121 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,524,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  6. #2 Best Public High Schools in Westchester County.

    Horace Greeley High School

    Chappaqua Central School District, NY,

    9-12,

    126 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Class of 2019 Review:Pros:Academics - has a very academically stimulating environment - teachers push students to pursue their curiosities, particularly through the school's science research and independent study programs.Clubs - there are a wide variety of clubs and extracurriculars supported by the school.Reputation - the school is very well recognized for its academic rigor by top universities.Cons:Competitive atmosphere - the competitiveness of the school's students can be stifling at times, as it seems people care more about getting into college than the students around them.Stress - a natural product of the school's atmosphere and academic rigor - it can be a very stressful environment at times.I overall did enjoy my four years at Greeley - best of luck to all incoming students!.

    Read 126 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,228,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  7. #3 Best Public High Schools in Westchester County.

    Pelham Memorial High School

    Pelham Union Free School District, NY,

    9-12,

    147 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated from here and absolutely loved my experience! The teachers and staff are amazing! The academics are also fantastic. Pelham Memorial High school gives you so many opportunities to do well....

    Read 147 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 907,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  8. #4 Best Public High Schools in Westchester County.

    Bronxville High School

    Bronxville Union Free School District, NY,

    9-12,

    78 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I have been going to Bronxville for 12 years and although it is an extremely competitive environment, teachers are so helpful and it is all super manageable. The social life in Bronxville is super....

    Read 78 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 552,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  9. #5 Best Public High Schools in Westchester County.

    Rye High School

    Rye City School District, NY,

    9-12,

    82 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Rye is notable for a very strong education system as well as athletics. The teachers there are one of the best and caring educators in the state. Many students, such as myself, who take rigorous...However, this school lacks in diversity in many aspects--racial, ethnic, financial, and social. The lack of racial/ethnic diversity often leads to very apparent ignorance, and lack of knowledge in....

    Read 82 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,032,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  10. #6 Best Public High Schools in Westchester County.

    Byram Hills High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Byram Hills Central School District, NY,

    9-12,

    107 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Its a really prestigious school that has higher standards and really challenges you and prepares you for the real world..

    Read 107 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 730,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  11. #2 Best Public Elementary Schools in Westchester County.

    Edgewood School

    Scarsdale Union Free School District, NY,

    K-5,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says I really like the academics at this school. I think the kids learn a lot that will be useful later in life..

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 372,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  12. #7 Best Public High Schools in Westchester County.

    Edgemont Junior/Senior High School

    Edgemont Union Free School District, NY,

    7-12,

    96 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Super competitive. One could say almost a toxic learning environment. However, with that being said, some good things can come out of that, for example, the standardized test scores average is super....

    Read 96 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 985,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  13. #3 Best Public Elementary Schools in Westchester County.

    Heathcote School

    Scarsdale Union Free School District, NY,

    K-5,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Excellent School in all aspects of academics, extra curricular and all round development of children..

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 376,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  14. #4 Best Public Elementary Schools in Westchester County.

    Quaker Ridge School

    Scarsdale Union Free School District, NY,

    K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 508,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  15. #5 Best Public Elementary Schools in Westchester County.

    Fox Meadow School

    Scarsdale Union Free School District, NY,

    K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 474,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  16. #8 Best Public High Schools in Westchester County.

    John Jay High School

    Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District, NY,

    9-12,

    115 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Amazing experience. John Jay has definitely prepared me for college. It’s a competitive environment but the administration, teachers and students are all very supportive and work together to make the....

    Read 115 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,041,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  17. #9 Best Public High Schools in Westchester County.

    Mamaroneck High School

    Mamaroneck Union Free School District, NY,

    9-12,

    153 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Mamaroneck High School lets you explore areas of your own interest, and form wonderful connections with both students as well as teachers. It's an inviting and positive environment that motivates you....

    Read 153 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,662,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  18. #5 Best Private High Schools in Westchester County.

    School of the Holy Child

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    RYE, NY,

    5-12,

    32 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Niche targets the big schools but the School of the Holy Child is positively as good as every other private school. My daughter scored higher than her other relatives that went to Fordham, Hackley,...All of the girls are wonderful young women!.

    Read 32 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 300,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  19. #2 Best Public Middle Schools in Westchester County.

    Scarsdale Middle School

    Scarsdale Union Free School District, NY,

    6-8,

    14 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Quite simply the Scarsdale Schools have been among the very best for decades. Scarsdale High has had the highest levels of academic achievement in the country. Having worked for three of the top....

    Read 14 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,155,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  20. #6 Best Private High Schools in Westchester County.

    The Leffell School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    HARTSDALE, NY,

    K-12,

    34 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I felt that the community at Leffell was very tight-knit and it was almost like a family. The events there were always fun and were created to strengthen the bonds between everyone who....

    Read 34 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 788,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  21. #6 Best Public Elementary Schools in Westchester County.

    Greenacres Elementary School

    Scarsdale Union Free School District, NY,

    K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 337,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  22. #10 Best Public High Schools in Westchester County.

    Blind Brook High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, NY,

    9-12,

    52 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Blind Brook High School was an amazing experience for me. The classes and teachers were so helpful and definitely prepared me for each upcoming year. Extra classes are being added to Blind Brook so....

    Read 52 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 463,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  23. #7 Best Private High Schools in Westchester County.

    EF Academy New York

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    THORNWOOD, NY,

    9-12,

    98 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says First of all, i’d like to admit the effort teachers put into us. Everyone is super respectful and understandable, kind and opened towards you. Also, my friends from this school are the ones i love....

    Read 98 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 450,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  24. #11 Best Public High Schools in Westchester County.

    Briarcliff High School

    Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District, NY,

    9-12,

    80 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I’ll preface this by saying I don’t think I’m qualified to write a review. I’m not the best high school student by any means. With that out of the way, an honest review of Briarcliff High School....

    Read 80 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 559,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  25. #12 Best Public High Schools in Westchester County.

    Ardsley High School

    Ardsley Union Free School District, NY,

    9-12,

    143 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I think the education at this school is very good. In truth, I have not been to other schools to compare it to, but from hearing about schools from friends, I can say that I am properly challenged...I'd say that as an artist it can be frustrating since Ardsley is very STEM focused. The art department is clearly not taken very seriously and can be the subject of budget cuts (such as the school...In terms of college readiness, the school is too focused on one path-- getting into competitive colleges and looking down/ being afraid of other paths. I think there should be more encouragement for...Overall, the students are very competitive and career focused. However, this can makes someone who is not a traditional student feel very lost..

    Read 143 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 701,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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