Schools Win Top Rankings

At an Amagansett School Board meeting on Tuesday, School Superintendent Eleanor Tritt announced that the kindergarten-through-sixth-grade school had placed second on a list of the best elementary schools in Suffolk County, complied by Niche, an online service that ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts across the nation. 

The findings, based on statistics and “millions of opinions” from students and parents, according to Niche’s website, are categorized regionally, statewide, and nationwide, including subcategories such as diversity, teachers, and safety. A comprehensive report card on each school is available on the website.

Ms. Tritt also noted that Amagansett was ranked 47th out of 2,450 elementary schools in New York State. According to Niche, the tiny school ranked 662nd when compared to elementary schools across the country.

Southampton received the number-one ranking as the best school district in Suffolk. Its high school was ranked fourth in the county, and the Southampton School District was ranked the second best place to teach in New York State.

Among other local schools, East Hampton High School was ranked 13th in Suffolk County and 102nd statewide. The Bridgehampton School District placed 67th on a list of the “most diverse” schools in the state, while Sag Harbor was ranked 26th of the best school districts in the county. Montauk’s elementary school was ranked 27th, while its middle school took the ninth spot in Suffolk.

Also countywide, the John M. Marshall Elementary School and the Springs Elementary School were ranked 67th and 115th, respectively.