U.S. News and World Report ranked BSGE the #36 high school in the nation and the #4 high school in New York State. The Brooklyn Latin School, a Specialized High School which also offers the IB program, now holds the #1 position in New York State, while The School for the Talented and Gifted, in Texas, holds the #1 position nationally. Last year, Baccalaureate was ranked the #21 high school in the country and the #1 in the state.
The ranking is based on the “college readiness” (or how well students are prepared for college, based on IB or AP grades) of the school’s graduating class from two years ago. Because of this “delay,” the school’s ranking reflects the status of the graduating class several years ago rather than the current progress of the school. The ranking is also determined by comparing the performance of students in the school to the average performances of students in the state or country. Finally, it takes into consideration the performance of disadvantaged students (low-income, black or Hispanic), in comparison to the average in the state or country.