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  • "Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benifit for everyone and greater strength for our Nation." Robert F. Kennedy

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Education Highlights

  • The National Association of Music Merchants ranked the Top Communities for music education. Ten schools districts in Monroe County were listed: Brighton, Churchville-Chili, East Irondequoit, Greece, Honeoye Falls-Lima, Penfield, Pittsford, Rush-Henrietta, Webster and West Irondequoit.

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  • The US News and World Report rankings for NYS state schools have 6 Monroe County schools: Pittsford, Brighton, Penfield, Honeoye Falls-Lima, Fairport and West Irondequoit.

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  • The Washington Post listed seven Monroe County schools in the 100 most challenging schools in NYS: Pittsford Mendon High School, Brighton High School, Pittsford Sutherland High School, Webster Thomas High School, Honeoye-Falls Lima High School, West Irondequoit High School and East Irondequoit High School.

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  • The combined graduation rate for all of Monroe County Schools (NYSED, 2015) is 88%, higher than the national rate of 82% and the state average of 78%.

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  • According to Education Week’s 2016 "Quality Counts" report card, NYS schools rank 9th in the nation with a grade of B-, but for equity in K-12 achievement, NYS received an A- (this grade is based on both poverty achievement gaps and progress in closing those gaps).

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