Wayne Post
  • Business First ranks schools

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  • It appears to be the same, old story. Pittsford once again leads Business First's academic rankings of the Rochester Area's public high schools.
    But it's actually a new story -- and so is the name of the leader.
    Pittsford Sutherland High School has moved into first place this year, replacing its neighbor, Pittsford Mendon, which had topped the standings the previous four years.
    The difference between the two schools is extraordinarily slight. They're separated by just 0.06 points on Business First's 100-point rating scale.
    Rounding out this year's list of the top five high schools in the Rochester Area are Honeoye Falls-Lima, Brighton and Penfield.
    In Wayne County, schools ranked as follows: 20. James A. Beneway HS (Wayne); 21. Ruben A. Cirillo HS (Gananda); 29. Palmyra-Macedon HS; 30. Williamson SHS; 32. Marion JSHS; 39. Red Creek HS; 56. Sodus HS; 58. Newark HS; 62. Lyons SHS; 70. North Rose-Wolcott HS; and 71. Clyde-Savannah HS.
    Western New York consists of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. All of Business Firstís rankings are based on the latest four years of test results and graduation rates available from the New York State Education Department. The final score for the top district or school in a given category is pegged at 100 points, and the bottom entry is set at 60 points. Scores for all other districts or schools are based on their statistical performances in comparison to those two benchmarks.
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