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Despite the fact that Paul D. Schreiber High School of Port Washington is a public high school which must open its doors to all of the children in its geographic location, it made an elite national list of private and public high schools, according to the Wall Street Journal. This list appeared in the April 2, 2004 issue.

The Wall Street Journal created this national list of high schools which excel in placing students in Ivy League colleges. Although Schreiber is ranked number 51 out of a total of 65, after carefully studying the particulars, Schreiber is in the top 10 of the public schools that do not self select the student body according to academic ability.

Of course, the private high schools on the list are totally selective, and the New York City public high schools on the list carefully screen potential students, according to intellectual ability.

Not many nonselective public high schools in the tri state area made this Wall Street Journal's list: Paul D. Schreiber, Port Washington; Roslyn High School; Great Neck South High School; Scarsdale High School, Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, Millburn High School, NJ; Ridgewood High School, NJ; and Greenwich High School, CT. Since the above mentioned public high schools do not have the luxury of carefully selecting their students, our special congratulations go to them. Congratulations to the student scholars of Port Washington, their parents, their teachers, and their administrators for this prestigious achievement.

Wendy Cohen

Leslie Wettan


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