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Two Queens high schools have made straight A’s, according to a new report.

Flushing‘s Townsend Harris High School and Jamaica‘s Queens High School for the Sciences at York College made No. 7 and 8 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top public high schools in New York State. All schools in the top 10 are located in New York City.

Townsend Harris High School, a humanities-based school located at 149-11 Melbourne Ave., was the best ranking high school in the borough. Advanced Placement (AP) coursework is taken by 100 percent of the student body and 100 percent of students graduate, U.S. News reports. The school recently welcomed news of a new principal after months of conflict between the school community and the interim acting principal, Rosemarie Jahoda.

Queens High School for the Sciences, located at 94-50 159th St., also has a 100 percent AP coursework participation rate and 98 percent of students graduate, the report says. The specialized high school offers a science and mathematics-focused curriculum to its diverse student body.

A recent report by Niche also ranked the two high schools in the top 10 best public schools for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in the New York area. The Queens High School for the Sciences at York College came in at No. 6 on the list; Townsend Harris High School came in at No. 7.

Rankings are based on performance on state-required tests, college and career readiness, school-specific data and more. To learn more, visit the U.S. News website.

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