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PCSD Adding to Highest Marks in Buffalo Business First Rankings

“Buffalo Business First” released its annual Rochester Area academic rankings. Pittsford Central School District (PCSD) was recognized in the following categories:

  • Top School District in the Rochester Area

PCSD was ranked the number one school district in the Rochester area.

The ranking is out of 67 school districts that are located throughout Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties.

  • Top High Schools in the Rochester Area  

Mendon and Sutherland High Schools were ranked the number one and number two public high schools in the Rochester area respectively, out of 88 public high schools.

The rankings are based on test scores and graduation rates from 2015-2018 available from the New York State Education Department.

  • Highest Average SAT Scores in the Rochester Area

PCSD students received an average combined score of 1265, an average Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (ERW) score of 625 and an average Math score of 640.

  • Subject Awards

PCSD was a Subject Award Winner in the categories of English, Math, Science and Social Studies.

To be considered for a Subject Award, a district must rank in the top 10 percent of a given subject.

  • Top Middle Schools in the Rochester Area

Barker Road and Calkins Road Middle Schools were ranked the number one and number two public middle schools in the Rochester area respectively, out of 99 public middle schools.

The rankings are based on four years of standardized test data for sixth, seventh and eighth graders from the New York State Education Department.

  • Middle School Subject Awards

Barker Road Middle School and Calkins Road Middle School both received 2019 Subject Awards for English and Mathematics.

To be considered for a Subject Award, a public middle school must rank in the top 10 percent of a given subject.

  • Top Elementary Schools in the Rochester Area

PCSD’s five elementary schools were ranked in the top 10 public elementary schools in the Rochester area out of 162 schools.

Among PCSD’s elementary schools, Thornell Road Elementary School was ranked second, Mendon Center Elementary School was ranked fourth, Park Road Elementary School was ranked sixth, Jefferson Road Elementary School was ranked seventh and Allen Creek Elementary School was ranked ninth.

  • Elementary School Subject Awards

All five Pittsford elementary schools received 2019 Subject Awards for English and mathematics. To be considered for a Subject Award, a public elementary school must rank in the top 10 percent of a given subject.

  • Five-Star District and Schools

PCSD was named a five-star district for finishing in the top 10 percent of the relevant academic standings and for winning subject awards in English, math, science and social studies.

Mendon High School and Sutherland High School were named five-star schools for finishing in the top 10 percent of the relevant academic standings and for winning subject awards in English, math, science and social studies.

Barker Road Middle School and Calkins Road Middle School were named five-star schools for finishing in the top 10 percent of the relevant academic standings and for winning subject awards in English and mathematics.

Allen Creek Elementary School, Jefferson Road Elementary School, Mendon Center Elementary School, Park Road Elementary School and Thornell Road Elementary School were named five-star schools for finishing in the top 10 percent of the relevant academic standings and for winning subject awards in English and mathematics.