Westchester's Best Teachers Work in These Districts, According to Rankings

Niche.com has updated its list of which of the state's school districts have the best teachers, and Westchester rules the top 100!


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School and neighborhood ratings organization Niche has released their 2018 list of school Districts with the Best Teachers in New York. The list ranks school districts on grades K through twelve, based on a combination of factors such as ratings by parents and other teachers, teacher salaries, tenure, absenteeism, student-to-teacher ratio, and combines that with the district's Niche Academics Grade. So who'll be giving the valedictorian speech this year?

Scarsdale's Union Free School District took home the #1 slot after acing its Niche Grade both overall and at every one of its seven individual schools. A student-teacher ratio of 12:1 is 25% bellow the national average of 16:1, and with an average teacher salary of just under $139,000 also tops the Niche list of Best Places to Teach in New York.

Bronxville Union Free School District also brought home the bronze medal for Westchester after snagging third place, while Edgemont Union Free School District landed sixth. All told, Westchester County had an additional six districts in the top twenty, and a staggering twenty-nine in the top 100.

  • Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District placed 9th.
  • Rye Neck schools came in at 13th.
  • ​Ardsley was ranked 14th.
  • Pelham Union Free School District's teachers were ranked 16th. 
  • Teachers in the Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District ranked 17th.
  • Byram Hills Central School District was placed 18th.
  • Rye City School District came in at 21st.
  • Chappaqua Central School District's teachers snagged 25th.
  • Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free District's school teachers earned a ranking of 36th.
  • Croton-Harmon Union Free School District placed 42nd on the list.
  • Ossining Union Free School District was ranked 48th.
  • Bedford Central School District's school teachers ranked 50th.
  • White Plains City School District earned a placement at 53rd.
  • Arlington Central School District ranked 55th.
  • Mamaroneck Central School District placed 62nd.
  • North Salem Central School District ranked 63rd on the list.
  • Somers Central School District's teachers placed 79th.
  • Tuckahoe Union Free School District teachers found themselves at 85th.
  • Irvington Union Free School District placed 91st on the list. 
  • Eastchester Union Free School District ranked 92nd.
  • New Rochelle City School District ranked 93rd.
  • Harrison Central School District just made the list at 94th.

To see how your school district ranks, check out the full list here.



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