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Onteora High School (OHS) has earned a spot on the U.S. News listing of the best U.S. High Schools. OHS is ranked 175th in New York State, and second in Ulster County.

Acting Superintendent Marystephanie Corsones is pleased that OHS has once again achieved a place on this prestigious list. “This honor is a credit to our hard-working students, our dedicated staff, and our amazing families and community, all of whom work together in supporting our students and schools,” she said. “It is truly a team effort!”

Among the factors taken into account in Onteora’s ranking was the school’s Advanced Placement (AP) exam participation rate, which is 44 percent, as well as its graduation rate (88 percent). The U.S. News “scorecard” for Onteora also took note that mathematics proficiency among students stands at 90 percent, and reading proficiency at 91 percent.

OHS Principal Lance Edelman said that while it is an honor for the school to receive this recognition, it is not too much of a surprise. “Our students continue to impress us with their hard work, dedication, and perseverance,” he said. “Their efforts, coupled with those of our faculty and staff, have provided us with a recipe for success. We are truly proud of our students, as well as our teachers and staff members, who are committed to raising the bar for our students while supporting their individual goals.”

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