2012 Western New York student access rankings

June 6, 2012 Updated Jun 6, 2012 at 7:19 AM EDT

By G. Scott Thomas, Projects Editor - Business First

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2012 Western New York student access rankings

June 6, 2012 Updated Jun 6, 2012 at 7:19 AM EDT


The Ripley Central School District has earned the highest score in Business First's annual ratings of student access.

The three-part rating formula is designed to determine which Western New York school districts offer students the easiest access to teachers and other educators.

The pupil-teacher ratio in the typical Western New York district is 11.2 to 1. But Ripley's ratio is considerably lower. It is, in fact, the lowest in the region at 8.6 to 1.

The ratio of student-service providers such as librarians and counselors is also better in Ripley than anywhere else in the eight-county region.

Below are the 2012 rankings of Western New York's 98 school districts in terms of student access, as determined by Business First.

These are top-to-bottom student access standings:

• 1. Ripley (Chautauqua County)

• 2. West Valley (Cattaraugus County)

• 3. Canaseraga (Allegany County)

• 4. Wyoming (Wyoming County)

• 5. Belfast (Allegany County)

• 6. Pine Valley (Chautauqua County)

• 7. Dunkirk (Chautauqua County)

• 8. Clymer (Chautauqua County)

• 9. Pavilion (Genesee County)

• 10. Elba (Genesee County)

• 11. North Collins (Erie County)

• 12. Cuba-Rushford (Allegany County)

• 13. Chautauqua Lake (Chautauqua County)

• 14. Perry (Wyoming County)

• 15. Hinsdale (Cattaraugus County)

• 16. Sherman (Chautauqua County)

• 17. Silver Creek (Chautauqua County)

• 18. Scio (Allegany County)

• 19. Genesee Valley (Allegany County)

• 20. Andover (Allegany County)

• 21. Cattaraugus-Little Valley (Cattaraugus County)

• 22. Pembroke (Genesee County)

• 23. Brocton (Chautauqua County)

• 24. Batavia (Genesee County)

• 25. Gowanda (Cattaraugus County)

• 26. Letchworth (Wyoming County)

• 27. Cheektowaga-Sloan (Erie County)

• 28. Bolivar-Richburg (Allegany County)

• 29. Salamanca (Cattaraugus County)

• 30. Cleveland Hill (Erie County)

• 31. Holland (Erie County)

• 32. Warsaw (Wyoming County)

• 33. Alfred-Almond (Allegany County)

• 34. Westfield (Chautauqua County)

• 35. Allegany-Limestone (Cattaraugus County)

• 36. Falconer (Chautauqua County)

• 37. Lyndonville (Orleans County)

• 38. Lackawanna (Erie County)

• 39. Kenmore-Tonawanda (Erie County)

• 40. LeRoy (Genesee County)

• 41. Barker (Niagara County)

• 42. Oakfield-Alabama (Genesee County)

• 43. Alexander (Genesee County)

• 44. Jamestown (Chautauqua County)

• 45. Cheektowaga (Erie County)

• 46. Hamburg (Erie County)

• 47. Friendship (Allegany County)

• 48. Wilson (Niagara County)

• 49. Kendall (Orleans County)

• 50. Southwestern (Chautauqua County)

• 51. Byron-Bergen (Genesee County)

• 52. Fredonia (Chautauqua County)

• 53. Randolph (Cattaraugus County)

• 54. Franklinville (Cattaraugus County)

• 55. Olean (Cattaraugus County)

• 56. Cassadaga Valley (Chautauqua County)

• 57. Medina (Orleans County)

• 58. Springville-Griffith Institute (Erie County)

• 59. Buffalo (Erie County)

• 60. Tonawanda (Erie County)

• 61. Amherst (Erie County)

• 62. Holley (Orleans County)

• 63. Portville (Cattaraugus County)

• 64. Attica (Wyoming County)

• 65. Evans-Brant (Erie County)

• 66. Whitesville (Allegany County)

• 67. Ellicottville (Cattaraugus County)

• 68. Lockport (Niagara County)

• 69. North Tonawanda (Niagara County)

• 70. Panama (Chautauqua County)

• 71. Iroquois (Erie County)

• 72. Niagara-Wheatfield (Niagara County)

• 73. Lewiston-Porter (Niagara County)

• 74. Yorkshire-Pioneer (Cattaraugus County)

• 75. Sweet Home (Erie County)

• 76. Bemus Point (Chautauqua County)

• 77. Forestville (Chautauqua County)

• 78. Frontier (Erie County)

• 79. Albion (Orleans County)

• 80. Frewsburg (Chautauqua County)

• 81. Wellsville (Allegany County)

• 82. Williamsville (Erie County)

• 83. Orchard Park (Erie County)

• 84. Fillmore (Allegany County)

• 85. West Seneca (Erie County)

• 86. Depew (Erie County)

• 87. Starpoint (Niagara County)

• 88. Grand Island (Erie County)

• 89. Alden (Erie County)

• 90. Newfane (Niagara County)

• 91. Clarence (Erie County)

• 92. Royalton-Hartland (Niagara County)

• 93. Niagara Falls (Niagara County)

• 94. Cheektowaga-Maryvale (Erie County)

• 95. Akron (Erie County)

• 96. Eden (Erie County)

• 97. Lancaster (Erie County)

• 98. East Aurora (Erie County)

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