Cazenovia CSD Ranks 4th Overall in New York in Buffalo Business First’s 2019 Academic Ratings of 431 Upstate Schools

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In the recent 2019 rankings released by Buffalo Business First for academics, Cazenovia was positioned 4th overall among 431 Upstate New York Schools.  Falling just behind Pittsford (Rochester), Fayetteville-Manlius (Syracuse), and Honeoye Falls-Lima (Rochester) for overall performance, Cazenovia ranked 4th best based on strong results across a broad spectrum of academic performance measures for its entire K-12 system.

From the recent Buffalo Business First article by G. Scott Thomas on September 30, 2019,

“Business First analyzed the academic records of 431 Upstate school districts this year, based on a broad range of test data from the New York State Education Department. Each district’s rank reflects the collective performance of its elementary, middle and high schools from 2015 to 2018, the most recent four-year period for which comprehensive statistics are available.”

Cazenovia School Superintendent, Matt Reilly is pleased with the results of the rankings, and realizes a District’s success is based on more than analysis of performance measures.  Reilly states, “Congratulations and thanks to our students, faculty, staff, and community on these recognitions. While we value the many areas that the metrics measure, we also recognize the importance of the attributes of our students that are less easily measured like compassion, citizenship, persistence, humor, and confidence. In these areas and others, our students excel above any that I have had the honor of working with.” 

Listed below are ranking highlights for Cazenovia CSD in specific performance areas ranging from performance in core subject areas to financial considerations with teacher salary and administrative efficiency.


Academic rankings of Upstate New York’s 431 school districts—-4th

Core Subject Areas Rankings:

English-rankings of 431 Upstate New York school districts for English, one of the four core disciplines—-14th

Math-rankings of 431 Upstate New York school districts for mathematics, one of the four core disciplines—-8th

Science-rankings of 431 Upstate New York school districts for science, one of the four core disciplines—-3rd

Social Studies-rankings of 431 Upstate New York school districts for social studies, one of the four core disciplines—-5th

Specialized Rankings:

Cost-effectiveness-rankings of 431 Upstate New York school districts in cost-effectiveness. Leaders are districts that achieve educational excellence despite low spending rates—-7th

Achievement Index-rankings of 431 Upstate New York school districts on the achievement index. Leaders are districts that post strong academic records despite sizable poverty rates—-156th

Administrative Efficiency-rankings of 431 Upstate New York school districts in administrative efficiency. Leaders are districts that have tight budgets and lean staffs, regardless of academic performance—-103rd

Teacher Pay-rankings of 431 Upstate New York school districts for teacher pay. Leaders are districts that offer the highest salaries and strongest benefits for teachers—-123rd


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