Garden City High School has recently been named to Newsweek's America's Best High Schools list.
Garden City, which according to Newsweek has an average SAT score of 1716, was ranked 115 out of 500 schools mentioned.
"I am pleased with our progress. We are striving to improve at every level. I am proud of our students and teachers for this achievement!" Garden City High School principal Nanine Cuttitta said.
According to Newsweek's website, each school’s score is comprised of six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college matriculation rate (25 percent), AP tests taken per graduate (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent) and AP courses offered (5 percent).
Newsweek has been compiling this list for over a decade and has enlisted a panel of experts to help create a formula for calculating the success of a high school.
"There is no single measure that can capture all the accomplishments, opportunities and attributes of any school, particularly a high school," superintendent of schools Dr. Robert Feirsen said. "Nevertheless, we are delighted with the Newsweek report as it provides documentation of the impact of steps we have taken to provide a rigorous, high quality education to our students and thereby continue the tradition of excellence of which our community is proud."
Other notable Long Island high schools that made the list include Great Neck South (#49), Syosset (#57), Cold Spring Harbor (#51), Manhasset (#77), South Side in Rockville Centre (#84), Herricks in New Hyde Park (#120), George W. Hewlett in Hewlett (#156), Paul D. Schreiber in Port Washington (#118), Sanford H. Calhoun in Merrick (#235), W.C. Mepham in Bellmore (#268), General Douglas MacArthur in Levittown (#338) and Lynbrook (#365).