Malverne named one of best schools


For the first time in its history, Malverne High School has been featured on Newsweek’s list of the Best High Schools in America. The ranking, which pegs the district at No. 1,682, features only 2,000 high schools across the entire United States and approximately 200 from New York State. The high schools were ranked based upon those which best prepare their students for college, with the determining factors including graduation rate, participation in college-level courses and student acceptances to college.

“Everyone connected to Malverne High School should feel extremely proud of this accomplishment,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Hunderfund said of the honor. “Due to the diligence and dedication of our wonderful, hardworking students, teachers and staff members over the last several years, the standards for educational excellence have continued to rise. Making a NATIONAL LIST for “Best College Readiness” is another major indicator of success.”

This ranking places Malverne in the top 10 percent of New York high schools.

Malverne was also recently ranked No. 122 in New York State by The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews on a list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools and as one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.