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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Pittsford High Schools Among the Top

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Pittsford Mendon and Sutherland High Schools were recognized in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools Rankings as the top two schools in Rochester and among the top 3% nationwide. According to the report, Mendon High School was ranked 42 in New York State and 335 in the nation. Sutherland High School was ranked 50 in New York State and 394 in the nation. Rankings included 17,655 high schools across the U.S. and 1,210 schools in New York State.

“Pittsford Central School District is proud to be named an America’s Best High School,” said Superintendent Mike Pero. “This could not happen without the hard work and dedication that our students and staff members put forth to maintain this standard.”

Mendon and Sutherland Recognized as Top 500 STEM Schools

Additionally, both Mendon and Sutherland High Schools were named to the Top 500 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Schools in the U.S. based on student participation and success in Advanced Placement science and math tests. To be included in the Best High Schools for STEM rankings, a public high school first had to be very highly ranked among the top 2,000 nationally ranked high schools. MHS was ranked #186 and SHS was ranked #114.

For the Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News & World Report uses a ranking methodology that evaluates schools based on five indicators, including college readiness, college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, and graduation rate. The highest-ranked schools are those with students who excelled on state tests, performed beyond expectations, participated in and passed a variety of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions. U.S. News assigned numerical ranks to schools performing in the top 75%. Learn more: