PCSD Named the Number One School District in Upstate New York by Buffalo Business First

Pittsford Central School District has again been named the number one school district of the 431 districts in Upstate New York according to a 2019 academic ranking by Buffalo Business First. Since 2011, when the ranking debuted, PCSD has been at the top of the list.

Buffalo Business First evaluated test scores and graduation rates for 431 school districts in Upstate New York to compile this ranking, which was published on September 30. District rankings reflect the collective performance of each district’s elementary, middle and high schools based on New York State Education Department test data from 2015 to 2018.

Of the 431 school districts in Upstate New York, Pittsford Central School District was one of 27 that received five-stars in all four core subjects (English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies) according to the 2019 Buffalo Business First subject ratings.

Five-star ratings were awarded to school districts that placed in the top 10 percent of the 431 school districts that were included in this ranking. These subject rankings are based on graduation rates and four years of test results from the New York State Education Department. All ratings have been compiled using data from the period 2015 to 2018.

PCSD topped the list in Upstate New York in the subjects of English, Math and Social Studies and was ranked as the second-best school district in the Science ranking.