Valley Stream South High among the nation’s best


Valley Stream South High School has been recognized among the nation’s 1,000 best public high schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual list for 2023. The ranking placed the school at 97 in New York State and 897 in the nation among 17,680 public high schools. South was one of only 16 schools in Nassau County to make the list.

“This is a great accomplishment for South’s staff and students and one the Valley Stream community should be proud of,” said Superintendent Wayne Loper. “Congratulations to the teachers and administration for this wonderful achievement.”

South holds a total enrollment of 803 students with a 13:1 student-teacher ratio, a 98 percent graduation rate, and a 60 percent AP participation rate. The top schools are ranked methodically using different measures of student success, including college preparedness, math and reading proficiency and performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rate.