Rhinebeck High School Named by US News & World Report as One of the "Best High Schools" in NYS and the Nation

Rhinebeck High School has just been named by US News and World Report as one of the "Best High Schools" in New York State as well as in the Nation. RHS was ranked #85 out of 439 New York State high schools recognized as "Best High Schools." (There are 1,259 high schools in New York State, according to US News). That vplaces RHS in the top 7% of NYS high schools. 
Nationally, Rhinebeck High School was ranked #810 out of 29,070 US high schools, placing RHS in the top 3% of schools nationwide. 
Congratulations to students, staff, parents and community members for the support and the collaborative effort from Grades K through 12 that leads to the recognition as a "best high school."   
A profile of Rhinebeck High School and the criteria for selecting and ranking the best high schools in New York State and in the Nation are outlined below. Additional information is available at the following web link:   


2015 Academic Indicators
National Rank
College Readiness Index
Mathematics Proficiency
English Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio

Rhinebeck Senior High School

Phone: (845) 871-5500

District: Rhinebeck Central School District


Rhinebeck Senior High School is ranked 85th within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Rhinebeck Senior High School is 49 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 11 percent. Rhinebeck Senior High School is the only high school in the Rhinebeck Central School District.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares with others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Silver
National Rank
State Rank

Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 380
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 11%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 8%
Full-Time Teachers 2

Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in English 98%
Proficient in Mathematics 92%
College Readiness Index 43.4

School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 9 – 12
Setting Fringe Town
Charter School No
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding Yes


This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 1
Total Students 380
Proficient in English (district average) 98%
Proficient in Mathematics (district average) 92%
College Readiness (district average) 43.4






845.871.5520 - District
845.871.5520 ext. 5527 - Transportation
845.871.5570 ext. 5560 - Registration
845.871.5570 ext. 5551 - Special Education
845.871.5570 ext. 5560 - Curriculum & Instruction


845.871.5570 - Chancellor Livingston Elementary
845.871.5500 - Bulkeley Middle School
845.871.5500 - Rhinebeck High School