The magazine U.S. News and World Report has given Bridgehampton High School a bronze rating in its annual Best High Schools rankings, which evaluates schools across the country and rates them as either gold, silver or bronze, based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.
A total of 2,910 bronze ratings were awarded out of 19,400 schools nationwide.
According to the news outlet’s data, students at Bridgehampton scored 3.2 out of 5 in math proficiency, and 3.6 in English, which are higher than the state averages of 3 and 3.3, respectively.
Bridgehampton is also cited for having a small gap between proficiency in disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students: 93.3 percent of disadvantaged students are proficient, while 95.9 percent of non-disadvantaged students are proficient.
Data for the school’s college-ready student performance was not available in the news outlet’s online report.
District Superintendent Dr. Lois Favre said she was honored that the school received the ranking. “Staff work hard at Bridgehampton, often teaching upward of five [periods] a day to assure that our high school students have what they need to be successful,” she said. “Receiving this type of award from U.S. News and World Report validates for our team that their hard work, that often goes unnoticed, really pays off. We are proud of the designation.”