Kendall rated top school district in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 August 2014 at 1:33 pm

Holley ranks near very bottom in WNY

The annual rankings of school districts in Western New York by Buffalo Business First puts Kendall at the top in Orleans County while Holley ranks 92nd out of 97 districts in the eight-county region.

The top districts tend to be affluent suburban schools in Erie and Niagara counties. Williamsville led all 97 districts in a ranking used by compiling state test scores at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Williamsville has finished at the top of the Business First ranking the past 11 years.

Kendall was rated 38 of the 97. Other Orleans districts in the list include Albion at 59, Lyndonville at 65, Medina at 81 and Holley at 92.

Lyndonville dropped 12 spots in the latest ranking, the biggest decline in WNY besides Clymer, which went down 19 positions.

In the eastern tier of WNY (the counties of Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming), Pembroke is the top rated school district at 25th overall, according to Business First’s report.

The publication ranked 135 high schools in the eight counties. City Honors in Buffalo is the top rated high school. Kendall was rated highest in Orleans at 44, followed L.A. Webber in Lyndonville at 88, Charles D’Amico in Albion at 89, Medina at 103 and Holley at 114.

Notre Dame in Batavia is a top-rated high school in the eastern tier at 17 out of 135.

At the middle school level, Transit in Williamsville is the top rated in WNY out of 205 schools. In Orleans, Kendall leads at 104, followed by Carl I. Bergerson at 105, L.A. Webber in Lyndonville at 119, Clifford Wise in Medina at 140 and Holley at 161.

Wyoming has the highest rated middle school in the eastern tier at 52 out of 205.

Ledgeview Elementary School in Clarence is the top-rated elementary school out of 276 in WNY. In Orleans County, Lyndonville has the highest-rated elementary school at 134, followed by Ronald L. Sodoma in Albion at 189, Holley at 192, Kendall at 198 and Oak Orchard in Medina at 207.

Sheldon in Wyoming County is the top rated elementary school in the eastern tier at 39th out of 276.

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