Annual list of best school districts names F-M tops in academics in Syracuse Area

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District and each of its six schools received an A+ in Niche’s 2022 Best Schools and Districts Rankings.

Comprised of data scientists, engineers and parents, the Niche organization each year analyzes public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards and profiles for every K-12 school, college and neighborhood in the United States.

In the report that Niche released Sept. 20, which ranks more than 100,000 public and private schools and districts across the country, F-M is recognized as among the best school districts in the areas of academics, athletics, college prep, teachers, and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. 

The Niche rankings are based on such data as state test scores, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, health and safety, culture and diversity, teachers, resources and facilities, clubs and activities, sports, and feedback from parent and student surveys. Niche takes into account both the quantity and quality of the survey responses. 

County and Syracuse Area rankings are below. More rankings, including the district’s placement state and nationwide, are available on the Niche website

F-M School District

Syracuse Area

  • 1 of 31: Best Places to Teach 
  • 1 of 31: Best School Districts 
  • 1 of 31: Districts with the Best Teachers 
  • 1 of 31: Safest School Districts 
  • 9 of 31: Best School Districts for Athletes 

Onondaga County

  • 1 of 17: Best Places to Teach 
  • 1 of 17: Best School Districts
  • 1 of 17: Districts with the Best Teachers 
  • 1 of 17: Safest School Districts 
  • 8 of 17: Best School Districts for Athletes

F-M High School

Onondaga County

  • 1 of 22: Best Public High Schools 
  • 1 of 22: Best Public High School Teachers 
  • 2 of 22: Best College Prep Public High Schools 

Syracuse Area 

  • 1 of 36: Best Public High Schools 
  • 1 of 36: Best Public High School Teachers 
  • 2 of 36: Best College Prep Public High Schools 
  • 3 of 13: Best High Schools for STEM 
  • 9 of 34: Best High Schools for Athletes 

Eagle Hill Middle School

Onondaga County

  • 1 of 34: Best Public Middle Schools 
  • 2 of 34: Best Public Middle School Teachers 
  • 25 of 39: Most Diverse Public Middle Schools 

Syracuse Area

  • 1 of 45: Best Public Middle Schools 
  • 2 of 45: Best Public Middle School Teachers 
  • 26 of 51: Most Diverse Public Middle Schools 

Wellwood Middle School

Onondaga County

  • 1 of 34: Best Public Middle School Teachers 
  • 2 of 34: Best Public Middle Schools 
  • 28 of 39: Most Diverse Public Middle Schools 

Syracuse Area

  • 1 of 45: Best Public Middle School Teachers 
  • 2 of 45: Best Public Middle Schools
  • 29 of 51: Most Diverse Public Middle Schools 

Enders Road Elementary School

Onondaga County

  • 1 of 65: Best Public Elementary Schools 
  • 1 of 65: Best Public Elementary School Teachers 
  • 47 of 73: Most Diverse Public Elementary Schools 

Syracuse Area

  • 1 of 95: Best Public Elementary Schools 
  • 1 of 95: Best Public Elementary School Teachers 
  • 51 of 106: Most Diverse Public Elementary Schools 

Fayetteville Elementary School

Onondaga County

  • 2 of 65: Best Public Elementary School Teachers 
  • 3 of 65: Best Public Elementary Schools 

Syracuse Area

  • 2 of 95: Best Public Elementary School Teachers 
  • 3 of 95: Best Public Elementary Schools 

Mott Road Elementary School

Onondaga County

  • 2 of 65: Best Public Elementary Schools 
  • 4 of 65: Best Public Elementary School Teachers 
  • 44 of 73: Most Diverse Public Elementary Schools 

Syracuse Area

  • 2 of 95: Best Public Elementary Schools 
  • 4 of 95: Best Public Elementary School Teachers 
  • 48 of 106: Most Diverse Public Elementary Schools