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F-M takes top spot in new ranking

A new study recently announced good news for the Fayetteville-Manlius School District.

In a ranking that uses four key metrics to measure New York’s top 100 school districts, public records database BackgroundChecks.org recently named F-M the top school district in Upstate, NY.

Data collected from 9,577 school districts across the country and studies from the Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, the National Center for Education Statistics, and the U.S. Census all contributed to the ranking.

The study, which considers student performance, dropout rates, school funding and area poverty rates, ranks F-M 14th statewide.

The top 25 Upstate, NY schools, according to BackgroundChecks.org are:

1. Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District (Onondaga County)
State rank: #14

2. Pittsford Central School District (Monroe County)
State rank: #20

3. Bolton Central School District (Warren County)
State rank: #27

4. Penfield Central School District (Monroe County)
State rank: #31

5. Williamsville Central School District (Erie County)
State rank: #35

6. Brighton Central School District (Monroe County)
State rank: #45

7. Niskayuna Central School District (Schenectady County)
State rank: #51

8. Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District (Onondaga County)
State rank: #56

9. Cazenovia Central School District (Madison County)
State rank: #57

10. Voorheesville Central School District (Albany County)
State rank: #59

11. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District (Saratoga County)
State rank: #61

12. Clarence Central School District (Erie County)
State rank: #65

13. Bethlehem Central School District (Albany County)
State rank: #67

14. Guilderland Central School District (Albany County)
State rank: #72

15. Chazy Union Free School District (Clinton County)
State rank: #73

16. Saratoga Springs Central School District (Saratoga County)
State rank: #76

17. Shenendehowa Central School District (Saratoga County)
State rank: #79

18. Skaneateles Central School District (Onondaga County)
State rank: #80

19. Cornwall Central School District (Orange County)
State rank: #84

20. Haldane Central School District (Putnam County)
State rank: #85

21. Westhill Central School District (Onondaga County)
State rank: #90

22. Red Hook Central School District (Dutchess County)
State rank: #91

23. West Irondequoit Central School District (Monroe County)
State rank: #92

24. Victor Central School District (Ontario County)
State rank: #95

25. Orchard Park Central School District (Erie County)
State rank: #99

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