Pittsford dominates top school rankings
1:31 AM, Jun. 13, 2011
Scribner Road Elementary School in the Penfield Central School District was named the top elementary school in the Rochester area, while Pittsford came out tops in the district, high school and middle school rankings in an analysis released last week by a Buffalo-area business publication.
The listings, compiled by Business First, were based on four years of test scores, said Scott Thomas, the publication's projects editor.
This is the second year that Business First has ranked schools in the Rochester area, including 154 public elementary schools in Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties.
The publication has ranked Buffalo-area schools since 1992.
Full details are available in Business First's 2011-12 Guide to Western New York Schools, which hit newsstands Friday, and at bizjournals.com/buffalo.
The overall district ratings were based on four years of data from the New York State Education Department, covering the period from 2007 through 2010, according to the publication, with the greatest weight given to results from the most recent academic year. The Pittsford Central School District again was the top-rated district, and Brighton and Honeoye-Falls Lima kept their ranks of second and third, respectively.
The rest of the top 10 districts, in order, are West Irondequoit, Victor, Penfield, Canandaigua, Fairport, Webster and Avon, Livingston County.
Ratings for high schools were based on four years of test data from the state Education Department, according to Business First.
Pittsford Mendon and Pittsford Sutherland were ranked first and second, respectively.
They were followed by Brighton High, Honeoye Falls-Lima High, Greece Odyssey Academy, Penfield High, Irondequoit High, Webster Thomas High, Geneseo High and Canandaigua Academy.
Again, rankings were based on four years of test data from the state Education Department. Coming out on top were Calkins Road and Barker Road middle schools in the Pittsford district. They were followed by Geneseo Middle, Twelve Corners (Brighton), Dake (West Irondequoit), Willink (Webster), Victor Junior High, Canandaigua Middle, Honeoye Falls-Lima Middle and Martha Brown (Fairport).
Scribner Road Elementary School in Penfield was ranked the top elementary school, and Pittsford captured the next three spots: Mendon Center Elementary, at No. 2; Jefferson Road Elementary, at No. 3; and Thornell Road Elementary, at No. 4. Penfield also held spots No. 5 (Harris Hill Elementary) and No. 6 (Cobbles Elementary).
Rounding out the top 10 were French Road (Brighton), Erwin Valley (Corning-Painted Post), Iroquois (West Irondequoit) and Florence Brasser (Gates Chili).