Kennedy High School has been named No. 71 on the list of top high schools in New York State, according to U.S. News & World Report. Nationally, Kennedy came in at No. 534 among 1,165 other schools.
The rankings are determined based on college readiness, math and English proficiency, and student-to-teacher ratio.
According to the report, Kennedy students scored a college readiness ranking of 44.4, above the New York State average. Math proficiency was scored 3.6 out of 4, while English received a 3.7, both above the state average. The average class size is listed as 14:1, which is near the state average.
The report said that about 52 percent of students at Kennedy are enrolled in advanced placement courses.
Kennedy was awarded U.S. News & World Report's silver medal.
Calhoun High School and Mepham High School were both not ranked in the latest survey. However, district-wide, the ranking put the college readiness of all the students in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District at 41.4 with 99 percent of the students proficient in both math and English.
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This story was updated on May 11, 2012 at 11:39 a.m.