EDGEMONT, N.Y. -- The Edgemont School district was ranked as the best public school system in the United States, according to Niche, an education website dedicated to providing rankings and statistics on school districts throughout the country.
Scarsdale Union Free Schools was ranked the fifth best school system in the nation.
Niche compiled statistics for over 13,000 public schools with at least 100 students enrolled and graded them on a set of eight weighted factors including:
- Health and safety
- Student culture and diversity
- Parent and student surveys
- Teachers' grade
- Resources and facilities
- Extracurriculars and activities
Edgemont excelled in all eight categories, receiving an "A+" in academics, health and safety, teachers and extracurricular activities. The district did not receive a grade lower than "A."
Scarsdale received the top grade, "A+," in the academics and teachers' grade categories. It also received "As" in health and safety as well as resources and facilities.
Scarsdale's lowest grades came in the student culture and diversity and sports categories, where the district received grades of "B" and "C+," respectively.
Westchester County boasted six other districts in the top 25: Rye City Schools (No. 8), Chappaqua Central Schools (No. 10), Blind Brook-Rye Union Free (No. 17), Bronxville Union Free (No. 20) and Rye Neck Union Free (No. 22).
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