LHS earns place on US News Best High School ranking

Liberty High School was ranked in US News and World Reports’ 2023-24 Best High Schools listing.

“We are proud to be ranked in the top half of schools in New York and among the top 40% in the nation,” Superintendent Dr. Patrick Sullivan said.

LHS was 549 of 1,198 ranked schools within New York, and 6,214 of 17,680 in the national ranking. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, based on testing from 2019, graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college.

The Advanced Placement participation rate at Liberty High School is 19%, with 13% of students passing at least one AP exam. The high school had proficiency rates of 80% in mathematics, 86% in reading and 75% in science, all higher than the state average.

Regents scores were well above U.S. News’ expectations, according to information provided by the organization. However, the LHS graduation rate was 82% (slightly below the state median), and college readiness index was 14.6 of 100, based 25% on the AP or IB participation rate and 75% on the quality-adjusted AP or IB participation rate.

The total minority enrollment is 58%, and 60% of students are economically disadvantaged.

To see more on what factored into Liberty High School’s ranking, click here. More information about how US News compiled the ranking is available here.

“This ranking shows we are making progress on improving the educational experience for our students,” Sullivan said. “Our five year-strategic plan will help us continue our improvement.”