Over 30 Valley schools made the list of the 100 best in New York.

Background Checks released their list of the 'Top School Districts in New York' comprised of the best 100. 3 Hudson Valley schools made the top 5. The list was determined by student performance, meaning test scores, dropout rates, school funding, and area poverty rates.

Coming in at no. 2 was Rye City School District, located in Westchester County. Byram Hills Central School District in Westchester was listed at number 3, and Irvington Union Free School District, also Westchester came in at number 5.

Only one Orange County school made the list, at no. 84 was Cornwall Central School District. And only one Dutchess County school made the list, which was Red Hook Central School District at no. 91. The rest were all Westchester or Rockland County.

This is the full list of Hudson Valley schools that made the list:

  • #2- Rye City School District
  • #3- Byram Hills Central School District
  • #5- Irvington Union Free School District
  • #6- Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District
  • #7- Scarsdale Union Free School District
  • #8- Bronxville Union Free School District
  • #10- Chappaqua Central School District
  • #11- Ardsley Union Free School District
  • #12- Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District
  • #17- Pelham Union Free School District
  • #18- Mamaroneck Union Free School District
  • #19- Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District
  • #22- Eastchester Union Free School District
  • #25- Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • #26- Rye Neck Union Free School District
  • #29- Nanuet Union Free School District
  • #33- Pleasantville Union Free School District
  • #36- Croton-Harmon Union Free School District
  • #37- Edgemont Union Free School District
  • #39- Mount Pleasant Central School District
  • #46- Harrison Central School District
  • #48- North Salem Central School District
  • #53- Somers Central School District
  • #55- Bedford Central School District
  • #58- Ramapo Central School District (Suffern)
  • #62- Yorktown Central School District
  • #70- Pearl River Union Free School District
  • #75- Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District
  • #84- Cornwall Central School District
  • #85- Haldane Central School District
  • #86- South Orangetown Central School District
  • #91- Red Hook Central School District
  • #93- Clarkstown Central School District