All week, Business First has been ranking Upstate New York school districts. Business First is known for its Western New York school rankings that date back to 1992. It added yearly rankings for the Rochester area in 2010.
Those two efforts served as a model for the annual Upstate rankings, which started last year.
Business First analyzed the academic records of 430 Upstate school districts this year, using data from the New York State Education Department. The rankings look at academic performance, district salaries and more.
When it comes to academics, Pittsford, outside Rochester, is once again the top-rated district academically. Fayetteville-Manlius, near Syracuse, is second. Then Brighton, outside of Rochester. Williamsville ranks number four. Skaneateles is 5th.
On Friday, October 26, full upstate school rankings will be available at bizjournals.com/buffalo or at wkbw.com, under News Links.