The Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Long Island City has been named the best high school in New York state by U.S. News & World Report.
The school, which has Grades 7 though 12, is at 34-12 36th Ave.
The magazine also ranked two other Queens schools in the top 10 for the state. Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, at 94-50 159th St. in Jamaica, was ranked seventh in New York and Townsend Harris High School, at 149-11 Melbourne Ave. in Flushing, was ranked eighth.
The three Queens schools came out ahead of the prestigious Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, which was ranked ninth, and the Bronx High School of Science, which was ranked 10th.
U.S. News & World Report also ranked the Baccalaureate school No. 21 in the country. Queens High School for the Sciences at York College was ranked No. 52 in the national list of best high schools and Townsend Harris came in right after at No. 53.
The Long Island City school is part of the Swiss nonprofit educational foundation International Baccalaureate. The organization says its educational style is high-quality, spans multiple age groups so students can get a continuous education from the program, encourages international-mindedness and has a positive attitude toward learning.
Based on the Regents, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams to earn college credit, the Baccalaureate School students were ranked as 100 percent proficient in both English and math and having a College Readiness index of 100.0, U.S. News & World Report said.
By the same criteria, students of Queens High School for the Sciences at York College were ranked as being 100 percent proficient in math and 99 percent proficient in English, with a College Readiness index of 87.0, U.S. News & World Report said.
Townsend Harris students were also ranked as 100 percent proficient in math and English, although the school’s College Readiness index came in at 86.8, U.S. News & World Report said.
Other Queens high schools that were ranked by the magazine among the top 100 in the state included Academy of American Studies, at 28-01 41st Ave. in Long Island City, at No. 49 and Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, at 57-00 223rd St. in Bayside, at No. 83.
Reach reporter Rebecca Henely by e-mail at rhenely@cn
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