Half Hollow Hills High School West is one of the top performing schools in the country, according to this year’s U.S. News & World Report high school rankings.
Of the 500 best high schools in the country, the school ranks 412th, and 48th in New York State, according to the report. The school had a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) rank of 202.
The study looked at more than 19,400 public high schools, and takes into account such factors as participation rate in Advanced Placement courses and exams. In addition to test scores, the list also provides a breakdown of minority enrollment, the percentage of economically disadvantaged students enrolled, and the number of full-time teachers at the school.
The school's AP participation rate is 56 percent. Its student body makeup is 53 percent male and 47 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 37 percent.
The school scored 50.7 on the lists College Readiness Index, 3.5 on math proficiency, 3.7 on English proficiency, and has a student-teacher ratio of 15:1.
Schools in the area within the top 500 are in Garden City, Rockville Centre, Great Neck, Syosset, New Hyde Park, Port Washington, Plainview and Half Hollow Hills.