Valley Stream Central High School the top magnet school


Valley Stream Central High School has been named the number one magnet high school in the state, according to, a ranking and review website. The site also ranked Central 15 among the best public high schools in Nassau County, 45 among the best public high schools in the state overall and 641 among the 20,446 best high schools in the country, putting it in the top 3 percent of Niche’s best high schools nationwide. ranks public high schools, elementary schools, middle schools and colleges nationwide based on data from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Census as well as parent, student and teacher surveys. The site also ranks neighborhoods based on a variety of demographic data.

“Valley Stream Central High School is a top rated, public magnet school located in Valley Stream, NY,” Niche wrote. “It has 1,065 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 99 percent of students are at least proficient in math and 95 percent in reading.”

“Central is proud to gain another accolade for our outstanding academics,” said Principal Candace Hugee. “My staff and I treat Central as a dignified place for learning where we hold both ourselves and our students to a high standard and it is always an honor to be recognized for those efforts.”