High School Ranked No. 4 in Suffolk County

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Earl L. Vandermeulen High School has been named a top high school by U.S. News & World Report for 2019. Of all the eligible schools that received the designation, it was ranked fourth in Suffolk County, No. 17 on Long Island, No. 74 within New York State and 804 out of more than 17,000 nationally.

The news organization evaluated the high school based on several factors, including ensuring that it serves all students well, using graduation rates and state proficiency-test results in reading and mathematics as indicators, and assessing how well-prepared students are for college-level work.

“This distinction is a testament to our exceptional educators and the opportunities that our students are expected and encouraged to pursue starting at the elementary level,” Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Jessica Schmettan said. “The recognition is one that ensures our students continue on a path of academic excellence through high school and in future endeavors.”

The high school annually boasts numerous AP Scholars and National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students, in addition to the many athletic, musical, civic and volunteer accomplishments of its students.