Business First School Rankings: Watch List

September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 7:45 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 7:45 AM EDT

The Business First Guide to WNY Schools rates the academic performance of more than 700 Western New York school districts and individual schools, based on four years of New York State test data. But the guide also includes a "watch list" of up and coming districts and schools that are headed in the right direction as they move up the charts. Researchers say these up-and-comers are headed in the right direction:

School Districts:
Barker
Bolivar-Richburg
Cleveland Hill
Niagara-Wheatfield
Tonawanda City

High Schools:
Akron
East Aurora
Kenmore East
Lewiston-Porter
Warsaw

Middle Schools:
Friendship
Holy Ghost Lutheran, Niagara-Wheatfield
P.S. 72 Lorraine Academy, Buffalo
St. Peter School, Lewiston-Porter
Scio

Elementary Schools:
Anna Merritt, Lockport
West Seneca East
Ivers J. Norton, Olean
Our Lady of Pompeii, Lancaster
Sherman

You can get more details and rankings in the Business First Guide to WNY Schools.

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