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Pittsford Mendon and Sutherland High Schools Named to Newsweek’s List of Top 500 STEM Schools

Pittsford Mendon and Sutherland High Schools were named among Newsweek’s Top 500 STEM High Schools in its recent ranking of high schools nationwide. Among the top 10% of the 5,000 total STEM high schools honored for excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, Mendon High School was ranked 334 and Sutherland High School was ranked 192.

Newsweek partnered with to rank America’s Best STEM High Schools. According to the publication, the list includes schools in every region of the country that provide “skilled teachers who keep up with developments in these fields and who create dynamic learning environments to engage their students.”

The top 5,000 schools were curated from Educational Research™ (SER) using a proprietary scoring logic that took into consideration a broad set of quantitative and qualitative data inputs collected from Q2 2015–Q3 2019. The purpose was to determine which primary/secondary institutions in America best offer students experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)—as defined by the Congressional Research Service—while preparing them for post‐secondary outcomes. Additional factors, including affluence and median household income, were taken into consideration in compiling the rankings.

“This ranking recognizes the outstanding work our teachers do to help prepare students to succeed in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. I am proud of our teachers and students for being recognized in this way,” said Pittsford Central School District Superintendent Michael Pero. Educational ResearchTM is the longest continually operating, privately held STEM education research and credentialing organization in America.