The Niche Rankings for the best school districts in New York State are out and 5 from the Hudson Valley area have placed in the top 100 out of more than 8,000.

The following factors are considered when being judged; quality of schools/teachers, sufficient resources and a diverse student body who rate their experiences positively.

More than 280,000 students and parents took were involved in this survey.

Niche was formed in 2002 by a group of Carnegie Mellon University students and offers rankings to help people find the best places to live, visit and raise a family.