Best School Districts in the New York City Area 2022

By Bogdan

Best School Districts in the New York City Area 2022If you’re moving with a family in or around NYC, you’ve likely considered where your children will be attending school nearby. Investigating the quality of local school districts in your area can be a key consideration in your relocation decision-making.

The good news is that there are plenty of great educational opportunities to be found in and around the city. Being aware of the top school districts can be a compliment to your research into where your family will find their perfect spot in the city.

Read on for this year’s listing of best school districts in NYC and neighboring Long Island as well as information to help you find the right fit when choosing which school children will attend.

Highly Ranked NYC Area and Long Island School Districts

With data from the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, reported AP enrollment and testing, ACT/SAT test scores, along with self-reports, Niche has ranked these school districts as the best in the five boroughs (NYC), the surrounding suburbs, and Long Island (LI):

  1. Great Neck Public Schools in Great Neck, NY (LI)
  2. Hewlett-Woodmere Union Free School District in Woodmere, NY (LI)
  3. Pelham Union Free School District in Pelham, NY
  4. New York City Geographic District No. 13 in Brooklyn, NY (NYC)
  5. New York City Geographic District No. 26 in Bayside, NY (NYC)
  6. Valley Stream Central High School District in Valley Stream, NY (LI)
  7. New York City Geographic District No. 2 in New York, NY (NYC)
  8. Sewanhaka Central High School District in Floral Park, NY (LI)
  9. New York City Geographic District No. 3 in New York, NY (NYC)
  10. New York City Geographic District No. 22 in Brooklyn, NY (NYC)

How to Find A Good Fit in a School and District for Your Family

There’s no need to worry if your move doesn’t take you near one of these school districts. Some additional research and getting answers to your key questions will help inform what options will be best for your children. Even if you are moving to one of these districts, you’d be wise to ask questions to ensure it’s still a good fit for your family.

Getting a sense of what isn’t described or measured in these rankings may give you a full picture of what nearby schools have to offer you. Making individual school visits can help you get answers to your questions to fill in the informational gaps. Greatschools.org is an additional resource that can help you find more info on area districts. The site also has a question guide on what to ask during a school visit. You may be interested in learning more about how an individual school handles tutoring, outdoor time for students, class placement, college prep, and common core standards, among other topics. Reviewing these types of questions will help you prepare for your visit.

As you plan for your upcoming move, you’ll find a worthy partner in Piece of Cake Moving and Storage to assist you with your relocation process. We’re NYC moving experts and regularly move families with children to their new homes in and around the metropolitan area. We are available 24/7/365 to bring you 5-star services from delivering moving supplies to your door to packing and unpacking to short- or long-term storage solutions. Leave the logistics of moving to us so you can spend time making sure your family has what they need when they land at your new address.


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