The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District is pleased to announce that it has been ranked third in the 2019 Best School Districts in Upstate NY according to Business First’s annual academic rankings for Upstate NY.

HF-L pushed up to third place this year from fourth a year ago.

“This ranking is one indicator in what we believe is a strong foundation for student success,” said Gene Mancuso, HF-L Superintendent.

Rounding out the top ten are the following districts, in order from fourth place to 10th: Cazenovia (outside Syracuse), Bethlehem (Albany), Skaneateles (Syracuse), Brighton (Rochester), Penfield (Rochester), East Aurora (Buffalo) and Williamsville (Buffalo).

HF-L came in third after Pittsford and Fayetteville-Manlius.

According to the data provided by Business First, HF-L outranks 99.5% of other districts in Upstate NY.

Each of the top ten districts in the overall standings is seventh or better in at least one of the subject rankings. Fayetteville-Manlius is second to Pittsford in English and math. Honeoye Falls-Lima is number two in social studies.

All of the top ten school systems posted advanced-diploma rates that are higher than 62 percent, with eight of them above 70 percent. The Upstate New York average is 43 percent.

“We are surrounded by wonderful public schools who encourage students to continue to grow and learn and remain committed to continuous improvement. Congratulations to all of the schools recognized and for your continued growth,” said Mancuso.

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