Where Will Catholic Schools Rank on the 2015 WNY School Rankings?May. 21st, 2015 1:56 pm
Expectations. Performance. Results.
Where Will Catholic Schools Rank on the 2015 WNY School Rankings?
Last June, the 2014 Buffalo Business First Western New York School Rankings indicated that Catholic Schools were successfully able to maintain a high level of expectation from their students. These high expectations were met and demonstrated through high performance and test results. To better understand how WNY Catholic Schools performed in 2014, just look at the top of the WNY School rankings.
From a total of 135 high schools 9 of the top 20 were Catholic high schools.
From a total of 205 middle schools 22 of the top 35 were Catholic middle schools.
From a total of 276 elementary Schools 31 of the top 50 were Catholic elementary schools.
Another interesting fact from last year's WNY School Rankings: The lowest ranked Christian high school in WNY still placed in the top half of the 135 total high schools listed. What does this mean? Hard work is paying off for students, teachers and administrators from Buffalo Catholic schools.
The WNY School Rankings are divided into the three levels, elementary, middle, and high school. The rankings are based on a combination of factors. At the high school level - grades 9-12, each school is evaluated based on state Regents Exam results in 10 subjects, along with the number of students who graduated with a Regents diploma (with extra emphasis on the number of students who received an Advanced Regents diploma). The elementary and middle school rankings are also based on state tests, in both English and Mathematics.
The 2015 Buffalo Business First WNY School Rankings are fast approaching. We are eager to see if our hard working students, teachers and administrators have once again raised the bar. We look forward to seeing the rankings as we continue to strive towards improvement at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.