The Capital Region is known for some of the best schools in the state. Which local high schools are the best of the best locally?

There are many benefits to calling the Capital Region home: city and rural life all wrapped into one area, close access to natural wonders like the Adirondacks and Catskills, and an overall great quality of life.

Of all the great benefits, one of the best aspects of living in the Capital Region is the overall quality of education. It is one of the main things about the area that helped me and my family decide to move here. Our local area is known for some of the finest school systems in the state and nationwide.


US News & World Report Names 10 Best Capital Region High Schools For 2024

Every year US News & World News Report ranks the best high schools by region and nationwide based on factors like graduation rates, performance in state assessments, underserved student performance, college-level curriculum and readiness, and more. The rankings cover both public and private high schools, as well as K-8 public schools.

Here are the 10 best Capital Region high schools according to that data.

The Capital Region's 10 Best High Schools For 2024

US News & World Report has once again done a deep dive into test scores, graduation rates, and more on almost 25,000 high schools across every state to determine the best of the best nationwide. According to that data, here are the 10 best high schools in the Capital Region, along with where they rank in New York state and nationwide for 2024.

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These Capital Region Schools Are #1 In NY According Standardized Test

One thing the Capital Region is known for and one of the great benefits of raising children here is our local school systems are consistently great across all municipalities. The yearly Regents Exam is a standardized test that tests proficiency in areas like English and math. As you would expect some Capital Region school districts are among the cream of the crop in the state of New York with several area districts hitting 100& proficiency in the subjects test. Here are the schools that hit that marking, ranking #1 statewide.

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