The top two high schools in Brooklyn, New York, are Brooklyn Latin School and Brooklyn Technical High School. Both schools made U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools in New York State list in 2014,ranking at numbers three and ten, respectively.
The Brooklyn Latin School also holds the honor of being among the 50 top high schools in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. Students are required to take Latin all four years of high school, and writing and public speaking skills are emphasized. The New York Daily News reported that Brooklyn Latin School was the top high school in New York City in 2013. The school's website boasts that it is the only specialized high school in the city to offer an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
Brooklyn Technical High School has a 96 percent graduation rate and is the biggest high school in New York City, with 5,451 students in 2013, according to the New York Daily News. Students have the opportunity to pursue one of 16 majors that the school offers, as well as a diverse list of extracurricular activities. The school's mission statement emphasizes the goal of preparing students for leadership roles in their future education pursuits and in their communities.