Seven North Shore elementary schools rank in state’s top 100

Seven North Shore elementary schools rank in state’s top 100
Great Neck's Lakeville Elementary received the highest ranking on the North Shore for public elementary schools in New York State. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Seven of the North Shore’s 27 public elementary schools were ranked in the top 100 in New York State, according to rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

The top seven schools on the North Shore belong to the Great Neck, North Shore Central, Herricks and East Williston School Districts.

Great Neck’s Lakeville Elementary secured the highest ranking on the North Shore at No. 12 in the state. According to U.S. News, the school enrolls 696 students with a ratio of 12 students per teacher.

Great Neck Public School’s elementary schools garnered some of the highest rankings on the North Shore, with two of the four ranking in the state’s top 100.

The other Great Neck school breaking into the top 100 was Elizabeth M. Baker Elementary School, which secured the 88th position in the state.

The last two Great Neck elementary schools were Saddle Rock School and John F. Kennedy School, which took the No. 112 and No. 123 spots, respectively.

Falling right behind Great Neck’s Lakeville Elementary School is the North Shore Central School District’s Sea Cliff Elementary School in 14th place in the state. The school enrolls 331 students with 10 students per teacher, according to U.S. News.

The North Shore Central District’s two other elementary schools were placed within the top 200 of the state, with Glenwood Landing Elementary School ranked at No. 121 and Glen Head Elementary School at No. 156.

All three of the Herricks Union Free School District elementary schools were ranked in the state’s top 100. This included Denton Avenue School at No. 69, Searingtown School at No. 70 and Center Street School at No. 84.

East Williston’s North Side School was ranked No. 96 in the state. According to U.S. News, the school, which offers grades kindergarten through fourth, has 519 students enrolled with a ratio of nine students per teacher.

The highest-ranking Long Island elementary schools come from Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District, including Old Bethpage School at No. 8 and Judy Jacobs Parkway Elementary School at No. 9 in the state.

A majority of the elementary schools that ranked in the publication’s top 10 in the state were located in New York City.

Manhasset’s two elementary schools placed in the top 200. Munsey Park Elementary School was ranked at 105 and Shelter Rock Elementary School at 157th place.

Roslyn’s two elementary schools also placed in the publication’s top 200 rankings, with East Hills Elementary School placing 127th and Harbor Hill School placing 155th in the state.

Falling lower in the rankings were Mineola’s Jackson Avenue School in the 470th position, four of Port Washington’s five elementary schools that did not make the top 200, Floral Park–Bellerose’s Floral Park-Bellerose School at 342 and John Lewis Childs School at 543, and New Hyde Park–Garden City Park’s three of four schools not making the top 200.

Port’s highest-ranking elementary school was John Philip Sousa Elementary School, which was placed in the 151st position. The school enrolls 519 students with a ratio of 11 students per teacher.

Port’s other three elementary schools, South Salem Elementary School, John J. Daly Elementary School, Manorhaven Elementary School and Guggenheim Elementary School, were ranked in the No. 314, No. 424, No. 638 and No. 660 positions, respectively, in the state.

The Port Washington Schools ranked the lowest within the North Shore.

New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District’s top-ranking school is Hillside Grade School,which was ranked in the 144th position. New Hyde Park Road School, Manor Oaks William Bowie School and Garden City Park School were ranked lower at No. 245, No. 272 and No. 371, respectively.

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