Buffalo, N.Y. - Pittsford Mendon High School once again holds first place in an area business journal’s academic rankings of Rochester Area high schools.
The Buffalo business journal “Business First” rated 89 public high schools in the Rochester Area, using four years of results from a battery of Regents exams, and Regents diploma rates. All data came from the New York State Education Department.
The journal ranks neighboring Pittsford Sutherland at No. 2, while Brighton High School and Honeoye Falls-Lima High School are respectively third and fourth, as they were in 2011.
Penfield High moved up from sixth place last year to round out this year's top five.
A total of 112 statistical indicators were analyzed for each school -- 13 Regents tests per year, two results per test (the percentages of students who achieved basic [65 or up] and superior [85 or up] scores), for four years, along with four years of Regents diploma rates, both advanced and basic.
The Rochester Area is defined as a region that includes Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties. It contains 67 school districts.
Business First has rated schools in Western New York (the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area) since 1992. It added separate Rochester Area rankings in 2010.
TOP 50 HIGH SCHOOLS IN BUSINESS FIRST'S ROCHESTER AREA RANKINGS (EACH SCHOOL IS FOLLOWED BY THE DISTRICT IN WHICH IT'S LOCATED; SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR ABBREVIATIONS)
1. Pittsford Mendon HS (Pittsford)
2. Pittsford Sutherland HS (Pittsford)
3. Brighton HS (Brighton)
4. Honeoye Falls-Lima HS (Honeoye Falls-Lima) 5. Penfield HS (Penfield) 6. Odyssey Academy (Greece) 7. Webster Thomas HS (Webster) 8. Geneseo MHS (Geneseo) 9. Irondequoit HS (West Irondequoit) 10. Victor SHS (Victor) 11. Fairport HS (Fairport) 12. Caledonia-Mumford HS (Caledonia-Mumford) 13. Canandaigua Academy (Canandaigua) 14. Avon HS (Avon) 15. Webster Schroeder HS (Webster) 16. Spencerport HS (Spencerport) 17. Churchville-Chili SHS (Churchville-Chili) 18. Ruben A. Cirillo HS (Gananda) 19. Arkport Central School (Arkport) 20. Wheatland-Chili HS (Wheatland-Chili) 21. Hilton HS (Hilton) 22. Naples JSHS (Naples) 23. Williamson SHS (Williamson) 24. Wayne HS (Wayne) 25. Palmyra-Macedon HS (Palmyra-Macedon) 26. Honeoye MHS (Honeoye) 27. Bloomfield HS (Bloomfield) 28. Red Jacket HS (Manchester-Shortsville) 29. Penn Yan Academy (Penn Yan) 30. Brockport HS (Brockport) 31. Romulus Central School (Romulus) 32. Prattsburgh Central School (Prattsburgh) 33. Rush-Henrietta SHS (Rush-Henrietta) 34. Hammondsport JSHS (Hammondsport) 35. Haverling HS (Bath) 36. Gates Chili HS (Gates Chili) 37. Mynderse Academy (Seneca Falls) 38. Red Creek HS (Red Creek) 39. Athena HS (Greece) 40. Marion JSHS (Marion) 41. East Rochester JSHS (East Rochester) 42. Livonia SHS (Livonia) 43. Marcus Whitman HS (Marcus Whitman) 44. Midlakes HS (Phelps-Clifton Springs) 45. Nunda HS (Dalton-Nunda) 46. Wayland-Cohocton HS (Wayland-Cohocton) 47. Geneva HS (Geneva) 48. Dansville HS (Dansville) 49. York MHS (York) 50. Lyons SHS (Lyons)
ABBREVIATIONS: CS-Charter School, EMS-Elementary-Middle School, ES-Elementary School, HS-High School, IS-Intermediate School, JHS-Junior High School, JSHS-Junior-Senior High School, MHS-Middle-High School, MS-Middle School, PS-Primary School, SHS-Senior High School, VHS-Vocational High School.