Five Nassau school districts are among the seven from New York that secured spots in the top 20 of Niche’s 2023 “districts with the best teachers in America” report.
Compiled by the community and school ranking website, the report evaluates various critical criteria such as academics, diversity, college preparedness and sports, assigning distinct letter grades to each of these facets.
The New York school districts that achieved an A+ rating in both the “teachers” and “academics” categories have been ranked within the nation’s top 20.
Syosset Central School District took the 7th position, followed by Great Neck Public Schools at 11th, Roslyn Union Free School District at 12th, Hewlett-Woodmere Union Free School District in Woodmere at 13th, and East Williston Union Free School District in Old Westbury at 19th.
One notable aspect across these districts is the substantially higher teacher salaries, averaging at least $117,000. This far surpasses the national average of $56,397.
Moreover, these districts show a trend of maintaining lower student-to-teacher ratios compared to the national average of 17-to-1. The best district on the list in this category is the East Williston school district, where the ratio is 9-to-1.
Additionally, all seven of these districts have outperformed the state averages in terms of reading and math scores on standardized tests, according to the report.