F-M High School named one of the best high schools in nation

Fayetteville-Manlius High School has once again been named among the best public high schools in the nation and is the highest ranking public high school in Onondaga County, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best U.S. High Schools rankings.

In the rankings, released on April 30, F-M High School landed 67th out of 1,204 ranked high schools in New York state, making it the highest ranked Onondaga County school. It placed 711th nationally out of 17,245 ranked schools and received an overall score of 95.88 out of 100, meaning it placed in the 95th percentile nationally.

U.S. News also assigned a separate STEM ranking for 250 high schools whose students excelled on Advanced Placement science and math tests. To be eligible, schools had to appear in the top 1,000 of the overall national rankings.

F-M ranked 146 in the STEM High School ranking.

A school’s overall ranking is based upon rankings in the following categories: college readiness, college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance and graduation rate. Data is from the 2016-17 school year, and U.S. News teamed up with RTI International, a global nonprofit social science research firm, to produce the 2019 Best High School rankings.

Because U.S. News implemented a new methodology for the 2019 rankings, a school’s ranking this year cannot be compared with its rankings in any previous U.S. News ranking, according to U.S. News.

The 2018 edition ranked about 2,700 schools; the new methodology allowed U.S. News to include this year more than 14,500 schools that were previously not included in the rankings.

More information about the ranking methodology is available on the U.S. News website, as is the full list of schools.