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May 18, 2015

Hilton High School among top 100 high schools in New York, receives Silver Medal in U.S. News & World Report ranking

U.S. News & World Report has announced the 2015 Best High Schools rankings, highlighting top-performing public schools on a state and national level. Hilton High School was ranked 88th among the 1,259 New York high schools, 818 among more than 21,000 high schools in the U.S., and received a Silver Medal.

A three-step process determined the Best High Schools. The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using their performance on the math and reading parts of their state proficiency tests as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work, including Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test data as the benchmarks for success.

Hilton High School was given a College Readiness Index of 43.4 out of 100 based on the number of 12th-grade students during the 2012-2013 academic year that took and passed at least one AP or IB test before or during their senior year.

The 2015 rankings, including information on how the rankings were determined, are available at usnews.com.