Ever hear of East Amherst, N.D.? Neither have we.
But according to Newsweek and the Daily Beast, East Amherst is not only in The Peace Garden State, it is also home to Williamsville East High School — the 364th best public high school in the nation.
Um, we’re pretty sure Newsweek and The Daily Beast — which teamed up to publish the recent list naming the top 1,000 public high schools in the nation — meant to say that Williamsville East was in East Amherst, N.Y., which is a suburb of Buffalo. In fact, we even sent them a message to that effect, but haven’t heard back.
If there is no East Amherst, N.D. — (and we’re pretty sure there’s not) — that would mean New York state is home to 119 of the nation’s top 1,000 public high schools, second only to California for the most high schools on the top 1,000 list. That’s pretty awesome if we do say so ourselves, though it’s not necessarily surprising.
After all, New York’s public school system should be somewhat used to such accolades by now, considering its recent stellar rankings by national publications and media organizations such as Education Weekly, U.S. News and World Report and CNBC.