Poor showing by local school districts

Annually since 1992 Business First, a Buffalo-based business publication, has examined raw data in the form of test scores compiled by the state Department of Education to determine the best performing schools in upstate New York. In the data released Oct. 27,  Pittsford Central School District in suburban Rochester earned the highest score among 431 upstate New York districts.

I was curious as to how schools in my predominately rural area performed. Only one district appeared in the top quarter of the list; most are in the bottom half.

According to the Business First list, these are the rankings for districts in Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties:

Chenango County
84. Greene
248. Bainbridge-Guilford
249. Norwich 
333. Sherburne-Earlville
337. Georgetown-South Otselic
356. Unadilla Valley 
373. Oxford Academy
401. Afton

Otsego County
129. Oneonta
182. Milford
198. Worcester
182. Milford
198. Worcester
223. Gilbertsville-Mount Upton
261. Morris
279. Unatego
298. Laurens
299. Edmeston
318. Richfield Springs
319. Schenevus
346. Cherry Valley-Springfield

Delaware County
130. Delhi
240. Margaretville
252. Downsville
330. Stamford
362. Roxbury
377. Charlotte Valley
385. Hancock 
388. Sidney
409. Walton
(Franklin Central School District was not on the list.)

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