25 Best Elementary Schools in New York
Niche.com strikes again. Recently I blogged about a list of New York towns that were great to raise your family in, and the Capital Region didn't fair as well as I would have expected. We all know there are some wonderful communities around here to raise your kids.
Well, just like we were convinced that Niche's list of communities was wrong, I'm sure you'll find this list a little disturbing as well: the "Best Public Elementary Schools in New York."
Here are the top 25. Spoiler alert: Capital Region Schools didn't do so hot.
1 George A. Jackson School Jericho, NY
2 Robert Seaman Elementary School Jericho, NY
3 Cantiague Elementary School Jericho, NY
4 Fox Meadow School Scarsdale, NY
5 Edgewood School Scarsdale, NY
6 Lakeville Elementary School Great Neck, NY
7 Quaker Ridge School Scarsdale, NY
8 Greenacres Elementary School Scarsdale, NY
9 E.M. Baker School Great Neck, NY
10 Greenville School Scarsdale, NY
11 Seely Place School Scarsdale, NY
12 Osborn School Rye, NY
13 Heathcote School Scarsdale, NY
14 Shelter Rock Elementary School Manhasset, NY
15 Saddle Rock School Great Neck, NY
16 Midland School Rye, NY
17 Bronxville Elementary School Bronxville, NY
18 Mamaroneck Avenue School Mamaroneck, NY
19 Munsey Park Elementary School Manhasset, NY
20 Douglas G. Grafflin School Chappaqua, NY
21 Roaring Brook School Chappaqua, NY
22 Westorchard School Chappaqua, NY
23 Milton School Rye, NY
24 South Grove Elementary School Syosset, NY
25 Wampus School Armonk, NY
You know what? Frankly I'm not sure why I'm surprised. Westchester County did really well, Long Island did really well. Lots of small communities with lots of money. Duh, right? Blue collar communities probably can't compete, and inner-city schools don't stand a chance.
Sure, if you can afford to live in one of these elite neighborhoods, your child can enjoy some of the best elementary schooling in the country, but what about the rest of us?
What do you think about this list?
Do you find it hard to believe? Are you bothered by it? What can we do about it?
Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.