BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Williamsville is No. 1 yet again in Business First's academic rankings of Western New York school districts. This marks the 10th straight year that it has occupied first place.
"We have the right recipe for success here -- motivated students, supportive parents, hardworking teachers, committed administrators and a community that truly values education," says Scott Martzloff, Williamsville's superintendent.
The runner-up position had been equally stable -- with Clarence in second place from 2004 through 2012 -- but this year brings a shift.
East Aurora is the new No. 2, continuing its inexorable climb. East Aurora began making its move in 2008, when it edged from sixth to fifth place. It reached fourth in 2009, third from 2010 to 2012, and now ranks second.
Clarence now sits in third place, followed by Orchard Park and Iroquois.
Full details will be available in Business First's 2013-2014 Guide to Western New York Schools.
VIEW THE TOP 15 SCHOOLS DISTRICTS THIS YEAR BELOW
Eleven of the 15 top districts are located in Erie County, two of the outlying honorees are in Chautauqua County and the others are Lewiston-Porter of Niagara County and Alfred-Almond of Allegany County.
TOP 15 SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN BUSINESS FIRST'S RANKINGS
1. Williamsville (Erie County)
2. East Aurora (Erie County)
3. Clarence (Erie County)
4. Orchard Park (Erie County)
5. Iroquois (Erie County)
6. Bemus Point (Chautauqua County)
7. Lewiston-Porter (Niagara County)
8. Amherst (Erie County)
9. Lancaster (Erie County)
10. Hamburg (Erie County)
11. Grand Island (Erie County)
12. Alfred-Almond (Allegany County)
13. Akron (Erie County)
14. Alden (Erie County)
15. Southwestern (Chautauqua County)
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