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Clarkstown North and Clarkstown South Receive National and State Recognition

Clarkstown High School North (CHSN) and Clarkstown High School South (CHSS) have been recognized by both U.S. News and World Report and the New York State Education Department for their academic success and student outcomes.  

In an announcement on April 23, New York State Education Department (NYSED) identified CHSN and CHSS as “Recognition Schools.” Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, Recognition Schools are those with high academic achievement and strong progress, that also perform acceptably for all subgroups for which they are accountable. This year’s designees represent 13 percent of New York State public schools. 

Read more about this designation on the NYSED Website. 

U.S. News and World Report has also included both schools in their 2020 Best High School Rankings list. The publication evaluated more than 17,700 public high schools nationwide on six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates.

CHSS ranked  #130 and CHSN ranked #159 in New York State.  

Read more about the U.S. News and World Report rankings here.  

"I want to express my thanks and appreciation to the students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators at North and South High Schools for receiving this state and national recognition," said Dr. Martin D. Cox, Superintendent of Schools. "The recognition is a reflection of the daily efforts put forth by teachers, staff and administrators to meet the needs of their students, and assisting them to find their niche during their high school experience."