The Pine Bush Central School District has so much to be proud of – hard-working, high-achieving students, dedicated staff, innovative programs. Here’s one more thing – Pine Bush High School has been named to the 2019 US News Best High Schools list.
“We are very happy to have made the US News high school national rankings again this year,” said Pine Bush High School Principal Aaron Hopmayer. “We are always looking to add to the program we have so that all of our students get what they need to go on to successful lives.”
Pine Bush High School offers AP classes in eight disciplines as well as 18 college classes through SUNY Orange, SUNY Sullivan, SUNY Albany and Dominican College. There are multiple pathways for students to become college and career ready including its Excelsior Academies where seniors may concentrate on a particular area of study and earn college credits. This year, Pine Bush High School became a Polaris Powersports University Program, allowing students to train and work on motor sports vehicles.
“This is not a one-size-fits-all world and our curriculum and programs are evolving to meet the needs of all students,” said Superintendent Tim Mains. “Our students work very hard, as does our staff. Our district has earned this honor and I am proud of everyone who has contributed to it.”
Pine Bush High School boasts a graduation rate above 90 percent and its math and reading proficiency rates are 83 and 92 percent, respectively.
The top 40 percent of schools in the country earned ranking as a 2019 U.S. News Best High School, recognized as a symbol of excellence in U.S. education, according to the media platform. Data used in the calculation of US News rankings comes entirely from third-party sources, Common Core of Data (U.S. Department of Education) and The College Board. There are six areas of information used: college readiness, college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, underserved student performance and graduation rate.