Earl. L. Vandermeulen High School has been named a top high school in America in 2014 by Newsweek.  The full article can be found at:
http://www.newsweek.com/high-schools/americas-top-schools-2014
 
The news magazine ranked the high school based on several factors, including enrollment and graduation rates, AP, SAT and ACT scores, and the change in student enrollment from 9th to 12th grade, as well as other factors.
 
Based on the evaluation, Newsweek ranked the high school 2nd in Suffolk County, 27th in New York State and 271st in the nation.
 
Of the distinction, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Bossert said: "We are pleased to be included within this list of high performing schools.   It does not, however,  change our passion, desire and commitment to continued growth and achievement of excellence."