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Report: two boro high schools in state top 10

Townsend Harris, Queens Sciences on list

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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:22 am, Thu Jul 3, 2014.

Two Queens high schools were among the top 10 in the state, according to a recent ranking by US News & World Report.

The periodical surveyed more than 19,000 high schools nationwide, including more than 1,100 in New York State. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college and given a final grade and ranked by it.

Townsend Harris High School in Flushing ranked as the fifth-best public high school in New York State, coming in at 40th in the nation. Queens High School for Sciences, located on the campus of York College in Jamaica, was listed as the eighth-best public in the state and 57th nationally.

Nine of the top 10 public high schools in New York State were located in New York City. The top school in the state was the High School of American Studies at Lehman College in the Bronx.

Bronx High School of Science, Brooklyn Latin School, High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies in Manhattan, Staten Island Tech, Manhattan Bridges, and Brooklyn Tech were the other city schools to make the top 10.

Nine other schools in Queens ranked in the state’s top 100. They include the Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Long Island City, 26th in the state; High School for Arts and Business in Corona at 59, Scholars’ Academy in Rockaway Park ranked 65th in the state followed by Academy of Finance and Enterprise in Long Island City at 66. Academy of American Studies, also in Long Island City, ranks 69th while Queens Gateway To Health Sciences Secondary School adjacent to Queens General Hospital in Jamaica Hills, 72nd; Benjamin Cardozo in Bayside 75th; Francis Lewis in Fresh Meadows, 76th; and Forest Hills 85th, are the other Queens schools in the top 100 statewide.

The best high school in the United States according to the report is the School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, Tex.

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