Pittsford Sutherland High School and Eden Junior-Senior High School have posted the best passing rates on advanced placement tests in their respective markets.
Pittsford Sutherland students took 1,062 AP tests in 2012, the latest year for which official figures are available from the New York State Education Department. They received scores of 3 to 5 on 91.4 percent of those exams, the best rate among public high schools in the Rochester Area.
Eden's student body is smaller, and so are its raw figures: 84 AP tests taken, 75 with scores between 3 and 5. Its passing rate of 89.3 percent is the highest for any public high school in Western New York.
Advanced placement tests, which allow high school students to receive college credit for selected courses, are graded on a five-point scale. Business First has tabulated the rates for all schools participating in the program, though the regional rankings are limited to schools that administered AP tests to at least 40 students.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT LINK:
• AP test results for all public high schools.
• Slideshow of Western New York high schools with best AP scores.
• Slideshow of Rochester Area high schools with best AP scores.
Rounding out the top five in the Rochester Area's AP standings are Pittsford Mendon, Fairport, Brighton and Naples.
Second through fifth place in Western New York's AP rankings go respectively to Williamsville East, East Aurora, Williamsville North and Amherst Central.
Some public high schools are not included in the database because they do not participate in the AP program, or their scores were redacted by the Education Department because of the small number of students participating.
Comparable AP test scores were not available for private high schools.