The Pittsford Central School District is the top-rated public school system in upstate New York, according to new rankings issued today by Business First, a Buffalo-based business publication.
Pittsford, a district in suburban Rochester, earned the highest score among 431 districts in Business First's analysis of four years of standardized test data.
The runners-up in the new upstate academic standings are No. 2 Fayetteville-Manlius (suburban Syracuse), No. 3 Brighton (suburban Rochester), No. 4 Williamsville (suburban Buffalo) and No. 5 Skaneateles (suburban Syracuse).
The Niagara-Wheatfield School District was ranked 74th.
Other nearby school district rankings included: Grand Island at 29th, Lewiston-Porter at 35th, Wilson at 78th, Starpoint at 82nd, North Tonawanda at 194th and Niagara Falls at 402nd.
Complete upstate standings, along with an array of interactive databases and regional rankings, are posted on Business First's website at http://tinyurl.com/upstate2011.