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:
337. Georgetown-South Otselic
356. Unadilla Valley
373. Oxford Academy
223. Gilbertsville-Mount Upton
318. Richfield Springs
346. Cherry Valley-Springfield
377. Charlotte Valley
(Franklin Central School District was not on the list.)