is a website that helps you discover where the best schools are located all over the United States.

Niche's methodology is intense! They obtain information from over 10,000 schools across the country using data from the Dept. Of Education along with millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and K-12 and college profiles. When I took a look at "The Best Ranked School Districts in New York State", I was blown away! 10 of the top 25 school districts in the State of New York came from Dutchess and Westchester Counties located in the southern Hudson Valley. The grades are based on Academics, Teachers, Clubs & Activities, Diversity, College Readiness, and Health & Safety. Here's how the Westchester and Dutchess County schools ranked in the Top 25: