ITHACA, N.Y. — Two Tompkins County High Schools have been ranked among the best in the state and country, according to a newly released 2016 U.S. News and World report.

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Ithaca High School and Dryden High School both snagged spots on the list, which was comprised using data about graduation rates, college readiness and state assessments.

Ithaca High School was ranked No. 53 statewide and No. 431 nationally. It was one of 500 to achieve a gold medal ranking nationally, putting it in the top 2.5 percent of ranked high schools.

Dryden High School was ranked No. 188 statewide and No. 2,114 nationally. It was one of 2,173 schools to achieve enough points for a national silver medal, putting it in the top 10.9 percent of high schools nationally.

Groton Junior/Senior, which was not ranked among the top 500 school statewide, was awarded a bronze medal nationally. It was one of 3,545 to achieve a bronze medal.

Only 6,218 of more  than 21,000 public schools were awarded medals based in the research methodology, which can be read in its entirety online. 

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Jolene Almendarez

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