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Governor Cuomo Names First START-UP NY Location In Mid-Hudson Region

Plus, Healthgrades gives one Westchester hospital their Outstanding Patient Experience Award, and more county achievements this week.

New Hires And Promotions Around The County

People and places in the county getting new jobs, new directors, and new directions.

Affordable Housing Update, Plus More Business News

Business news briefs from around the county

How Did Westchester Public Companies Fare in Q2 2014?

With second quarter earnings announcements solidly in the bag, we did a roundup of Westchester public companies’ financial performance.

Is Your Business Ready For Disaster?

At this week's business events, learn how to safeguard your company against disasters, network with professionals, meet 2014's Small Business Award winners, plus more.

Heineken Goes Green—And We're Not Talking About The Bottles

White Plains-based Heineken USA is stepping up its commitment to sustainability—in its offices, in the community, and among its employees.

What's Up With Westchester's Employment Numbers?

Gains were seen in education and healthcare, but government and utility jobs fared less favorably.

For Sale: Hot Property Near Port Chester's Capitol Theatre

This property pick is within walking distance of Metro-North and downtown Port Chester.

Smart Business Model: Back-to-School Shopping Made Easy

Simplifying the school-supply shopping process has helped local firm A. Hartz grow its business—and made life easier for many Westchester parents.

Two Reasons Chop’t Creative Salad Co. Is Growing In Westchester

Excerpts from a chat with CEO Nick Marsh on his business model in Westchester and Fairfield counties.

Game, Set, Match—Plus Apps, Music, and Beer

Two Westchester-HQ’d firms lend some extra interest to this year’s US Open—an event from the White Plains-based United States Tennis Association.

Westchester’s Hospital Affiliation Craze Continues

Hudson Valley Hospital pursues an affiliation with New York-Presbyterian.

Breaking Down The 2014 Inc 5000 List

Who made the cut in Westchester? And what does the list say about the state of our business climate?

How Employers Should Conduct First Interviews

Guest writer Don Zinn explores the logistics of first-round interviews. In part two, learn how employers can manage interviews to find out exactly what they need to know.

How To Jumpstart Your Business

This week's business events put a focus on building your brand, the first steps every business should take, and networking for young professionals.

Westchester’s Ridge Hill Adds (Even) More Stores

The county’s hottest shopping destination gets better with retail and restaurant additions.

This Week's Hot Property—Golf Course Included

Over 14 acres of light-industry zoned property off Route 202 in Mohegan Lake.

How Candidates Can Ace First Interviews

Guest writer Don Zinn explores the logistics of first-round interviews. In part one, learn what the candidate faces and how they can prepare.

Your 2nd Quarter Commercial Real Estate Snapshot

Major second-quarter deals from Westchester’s top commercial real estate players.

When It Comes To Digital, Westchester Is In The Winners' Circle

Westchester's government was recognized for a ninth consecutive year as a top-ten digital county.

The Truth About Lying On Your Resumé

Is resume padding an epidemic? A surprising new survey paints a worrying picture.

Heineken Taps Neil Patrick Harris For New Gig

The actor helps White Plains-based Heineken USA promote its award-winning light beer.

Hate Your Workplace? Call These Guys

Tips on creating a productive work environment from Purchase-based Quorum Federal Credit Union, a five-time honoree as one of New York State’s Best Companies to Work For.

Happy Hour For Young Professionals, Plus Other Business Events

Westchester's best events, workshops, and gatherings for businesspeople around the county.

Who's Winning The Week In Westchester Business

Local professionals in real estate, healthcare, and design who go above and beyond the competition.

One Retiree’s Unconventional Business Venture

A former Port Chester High School teacher is selling cologne he created.

Want To Save A Million Dollars On White Plains Property?

This newly-discounted White Plains rentable property is looking for an investment.

Q&A With Westchester Fashion Icon Mary Jane Denzer

Fresh off her store’s move to the Ritz-Carlton, the queen of Westchester fashion shares her wisdom on understanding customers, beating the department stores, and the secret to three decades of staying power.

Starting Your Business The Old-Fashioned Way

Local franchise owner Sam Langer bucks the digital marketing trend, focusing on old-school marketing to drum up clients for his at-home personal training service.

This Week's Notable Promotions Around Westchester

Shakeups at Steiner Sports in New Rochelle, Friedland Realty, CMS Bank, and other Westchester companies.

Has Consumer Spending Returned To Westchester?

Consumer confidence is up, and that means good news (mostly) for Westchester businesses.

Building Your “Bridge To Success”

Learn how to boost your small business's success. Plus, other Westchester business events this week.

Apple And IBM: New BFFs?

The recent announcement about a renewed partnership between Apple and Armonk-based IBM has the tech and business worlds buzzing. What’s all the talk about?

Scoping Out Tuckahoe? Here's Our Hot Property Pick

Five units, three floors, three retail stores, 11,000 square feet, and directly across from Metro-North.

Westchester Jobs Report Update

Two key sectors show gains, while for others the news was less welcome.

Local Flowers Go Mobile

Thought food was the only thing you could sell from a truck? Think again, say Ari and Oren Shapiro, owners of local mobile flower emporium, Mrs. Bloom's Mobile.

What Westchester Executives And Politicians Are Talking About This Week

County business and government leaders' opinions on women's career balance, Hobby Lobby, cybersecurity, and more.

This Week's Westchester Business Standouts

The best healthcare plan in the Hudson Valley; plus, the winners of the Advertising Club of Westchester's Big W Awards and more.

County Nonprofit Leaders Sound Off

What are the county's nonprofit CEOs working on today?

County Commercial Real Estate Roundup

What new Westchester development projects are making a stir this week? Here are two that caught our eyes.

This Week's Hot Property: Rye Real Estate

Adjacent commercial suites with ample parking and easy access to Metro-North.

Learn To Leverage LinkedIn

Get the most out of LinkedIn, run for a cause, and two great networking events around Westchester.

Field Goods’ Feel-Good Business Model

Fresh produce delivery service Field Goods expands into Westchester, bringing farm-fresh foods—and a healthy approach to business—to local workplaces.

The Best-Connected Businesspeople In Westchester

Crain's New York Business just released its list of the top 200 “most-connected” businesspeople in New York. Three locals made the cut.

A Green Future For Westchester Energy

A program at Westchester Community College is prepping the county's businesses for a greener tomorrow.

For Westchester's Working Women, Guidance And Wisdom

Westchester’s top female business leaders team with the United Way of Westchester and Putnam to help single, working mothers boost their careers.

The 4 Things That Will Keep Top Talent At Your Company

Guest contributor Don Zinn of Exigent Search Partners on stopping the revolving door.

Did You Know? Westchester's Film Industry Is Booming

“Action!” is being cried an awful lot in Westchester lately. The increased presence of TV and movie crews filming here is welcome revenue.

County Business Leaders React To Cuomo's TZB Plan

Here’s what Westchester business leaders have to say about last week’s Tappan Zee Bridge funding announcement.

What May Meant For Westchester Jobs

New labor statistics paint a clear trend for the county's job market.

Hot Property In White Plains

With access to I-287, I-87, the Bronx River Parkway, and Metro-North, everything's just a hop, skip, and a jump away.

"Chicken Island" Might Get Its Wings At Last

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano calls for new development plans for the perennially-in-need-of-a-facelift downtown Yonkers area known as Chicken Island.

It’s Good To Be the CEO

How much are Westchester’s top CEOs earning? Hint: it’s much more than most of us.

Business Shakeups Around Westchester

This week's ins and outs in the world of Westchester business.

What's Rising In Westchester

Three real estate projects we’re keeping our eyes on in New Rochelle, White Plains, and Mount Vernon.

How To Impress Warren Buffett

Grant Becker, a fourth-grader from Pleasantville, was a finalist in Buffett’s “Grow Your Own Business” challenge.

Join The Jet Set Club

The founder of Marquis Jet debuts a new private aviation business—and his sights are set on Westchester.

Young Professionals' Happy Hour And Other 914 Business Events

Get your company up and running at the Corporate FunRun Westchester 5k, build your summer business network, and more.

Contemplating A Mount Kisco Move? This Week's Hot Property Could Be For You

Get all the details on this close-to-downtown hot property pick for the week.

The Rangers Effect

Playoff hockey means big business for Westchester sports bars.

Digital Marketing Mysteries Solved

Guest contributor Sherry Bruck goes in-depth on the digital marketing strategies and answers you've been dying to know.

The US Is Finally Hiring Again—Is Westchester?

What the latest jobs report numbers mean for Westchester companies and employees.

Westchester Business Ins And Outs, Ups And Downs

The Westchester Bank's new VP, the NY Senate's “Woman of Distinction," and other notable titles, promotions, and hires around the county.

Going Green, Making Green

Think green businesses can’t be a sound investment? Think again.

Shopping Around For Digs In Yonkers? Try Here

A fixer-upper located close to Metro-North, several banks, and top-tier restaurants.

The Benefits Of Freelance Workers

Why you should hire them and what you need to know when you do.

Meet Mercy College’s New President

Timothy L. Hall on his goals for Mercy College’s students; his role in Westchester’s business community; and the importance of a high-tech and “high-touch” education.

The Westchester County Association Has A New President

Marissa Brett was announced as the new president of the Westchester County Association (WCA) at the end of May. We took some time with Brett to discuss her vision for the organization—and the future of Westchester’s business community.

A New Future For Abandoned Sleepy Hollow GM Plant

SunCal to acquire the 97,000-acre site for $1 Billion.

Learn From The Founder Of KIND Snacks, Plus More Business Events

What drives the female business leaders of Westchester? How is New York promoting entrepreneurs? And what other business events are happening this week?

A New Spin On Home-Based Businesses

What if your home was your business? (Or side business?) For many Westchester residents, it is.

Small Business Profile: Murphy Brothers Contracting

Mamaroneck’s award-winning contractors share their experience and opinions on doing business in the county.

The County’s Healthcare Consolidation Continues

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center initiates the process to join North Shore-LIJ Health.

Getting Your Startup Noticed, From Somebody Who Knows The Ropes

Words to the wise from White Plains’ Scott Kera, who just sold his tech startup for an undisclosed number of millions.

Will The FDA Pull The Plug On E-Cigarettes?

Local business owners share their thoughts on the future of the e-cigarette industry.

What Does It Take To Stay In Business For 60 Years?

We ask the Cross County Shopping Center, which is currently celebrating its big 6-0 anniversary.

Second-Annual Westchester Digital Summit Highlights Digital-Marketing Synergy

The takeaway: marketing is digital; digital is marketing.

Small Business Awards Highlight: Hudson Milk

The Shrub Oak-based company is one of our Small Business Award winners.

Meet The 2014 Wunderkinds, Plus Other Business Events

All the professional get-togethers happening this week in the 914.

This Week's Hot Property Pick: White Plains

Featuring a café, bank, and 24/7 security.

Happy National Small Business Week!

The county's biggest success stories sometimes come from its smaller companies.

Is Westchester Health Tech's New Home?

Can Westchester be to health technology what Silicon Valley has been to, well, every other kind of technology?

Who Got That Raise?

Recognizing achievements by Westchester businesses and individuals.

The Secrets Of Successful SEO

Proper SEO is vital to any website—here's what you need to know.

May's New And Retiring County Professionals

Who's in and out in the world of Westchester businesses.

What's Causing Ups And Downs In Westchester's Real Estate Market?

New info on the county's commercial office vacancies, new purchases, and relocations.

Get Busy With This Week's Business Events

Health sector growth, business development, and professional women's networking, plus other events.

5 Lessons For A Successful Business

Barbara Corcoran shares her top-five business lessons at Westchester Community College’s Grow 2.0 conference.

What Does Astorino’s State Of The County Mean For County Businesses?

We ask some of the county's most noteworthy and influential businesspeople.

The Power Of Professional Women's Networking, Now In The 914

FemCity Westchester makes it debut.

Do Perks Make For Better Workers?

Info on how benefits affect quality of work.

Advanced Hearing Aids, Powered By Westchester

Microbatteries from VARTA in Rye are making a difference in the way people hear.

Is The 914's Housing Market Out Of The Woods?

The latest numbers on the county's home statistics.

The Numbers Are In For Westchester Jobs

March labor statistics show the directions in which the county and the country are moving.

Balancing Life And Work With ESPN's Mike Greenberg

Striking the right stance between your personal and professional life can be a tricky task for anybody.

Would You Want This In Your Backyard?

Hedge fund billionaire demolishes 4.5 acres to make room for the construction.

Learn To Think Like A CFO, And Other Business Events

Learn branding from Richard Branson's former righthand woman, changes in health tech, and more Westchester business events.

Looking For A Bartender? This App's For You

ServEm aims to make bartenders the main attractions at bars.

Take A Moment To Say 'Kudos!'

We share the good news for businesses and professionals around the county.

This Is The Future Of Pleasantville

Pace University plans an update to the satellite campus.



High School Rankings

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In the fall of 2013, we sent surveys to all public high schools in Westchester, asking them for some of the data on this chart, as it pertained to the class of 2013. Those on this list with a * are schools that declined to participate in our survey.  ZIP codes: High school’s ZIP code. Median household income: US Census Bureau 2008-20012 American Community Survey 5-year estimates and corresponds to zip code in preceding column. Mean SAT scores: 2011-2012; furnished by NYSED and reflects the 2011-2012 school year. APM (Aspirational Performance Measure): obtained from NYSED and reflects the 2011-2012 school year. Students who qualify for free lunch: obtained from NYSED School Report Card and reflects 2011-2012 school year. Gross expenditure per pupil: Furnished by school districts. 4-yr grad rate: Furnished by school districts. Data for non-participant schools obtained from NYSED School Report Card and reflects 2011-2012 school year. Students to college: Furnished by school districts. Data for non-participant schools obtained from NYSED School Report Card and reflects 2011-2012 school year. Total Senior Class Enrollment: Furnished by school districts. Data for non-participant schools obtained from NYSED School Report Card and reflects 2011-2012 school year. Average Class Size: Furnished by school districts. Data for non-participant schools obtained from NYSED School Report Card and reflects the sophomore class during the 2011-2012 school year. Student-Faculty Ratio: Furnished by school districts. AP Tests 3 or Above: Furnished by school districts; IB numbers furnished by schools with International Baccalaureate programs. Current Juniors taking AP Courses: Furnished by school districts. Students Extra-Curr. Athletic: Furnished by school districts. Students Extra-Curr. Non-Athletic: Furnished by school districts. ESL Students: Furnished by school districts. Teachers MA/PHD: Furnished by school districts.