Lavelle Prep Ranked In U.S. News And World Report’s 2021 Best High Schools List

Once again, Lavelle Prep is proud to announce that our high school has been ranked amongst nearly 24,000 of the top educational institutions in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best High Schools list.

“The methodology for identifying the top-ranked Best High Schools was developed with a core principle in mind: that the top schools must serve all students well and must produce measurable academic outcomes that support this mission,” states Robert Morse and Eric Brooks, the report’s leading data strategists. “According to the U.S. News Best High Schools methodology, schools were rated on the following six measures, and the weights used for each indicator are in parentheses: college readiness (30%), college curriculum breadth (10%), reading and math proficiency (20%), reading and math performance (20%), underserved student performance (10%) and graduation rate (10%).” 

This year, Lavelle Prep has been honored for its exceptional achievements, placing as the 100th best public high school in New York City and the 329th best public high school in New York State. Lavelle Prep has earned a ranking in the top 40% nationally as the 3,891st best public high school in the United States. Within our district, we are proud to announce that we have surpassed almost all other high schools in our ranking as the third best public high school in Staten Island, just behind Staten Island Tech and College of Staten Island High School of International Studies. 

See below for a list of our placements, both nationally and in-state:

Ranking FactorsNational State
College Readiness Index Rank#3,368 (tie)#328
College Curriculum Breadth Index Rank#2,963 (tie)#283
Math and Reading Proficiency Rank#10,769 #735
Math and Reading Performance Rank#5,643#385
Graduation Rate Rank#4,392 (tie)#211 (tie)
Lavelle Prep places #3891 in National Rankings, #329 in NY State Public High Schools, #100 in NY City Public High Schools, and #3 in Staten Island Public High Schools.

“This success is yet another milestone in Lavelle’s story.  Success is sweet. But it’s sweeter when it’s achieved through coordination, cooperation, and collaboration. For our faculty and staff, the word TEAM is actually the acronym for Terrific Enthusiastic Ambitious and Motivating,” Lavelle Prep high school Principal Rexha writes. “We love taking on challenges as we think about Good, Better, Best! Never let it rest, until your good gets better and your better gets best! Thank you to all our students, parents, guardians, faculty, and staff for your contribution to this outstanding achievement. This is a great accomplishment and I couldn’t be more proud to be at your service and of the work we are doing together”.

Congratulations to the students, families, teachers, and faculty of our Lavelle Prep family for this incredible accomplishment!