Best Public Schools in Penfield, NY


The Penfield Central School District in New York is home to 5 schools, including 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. The district is known for its consistently high academic performance, with several standout schools that have earned top rankings and ratings from SchoolDigger.

Penfield Senior High School is the district's top-performing high school, ranked 159 out of 1,228 high schools in New York and earning a 4-star rating. The school boasts an impressive 94.6% 4-year graduation rate and a low 0.8% dropout rate, though it has a relatively high 24.58% free/reduced lunch rate compared to the elementary schools. At the elementary level, Harris Hill Elementary School and Scribner Road Elementary School stand out, both ranked among the top 210 elementary schools in the state and earning 5-star ratings from SchoolDigger.

Overall, the Penfield Central School District performs well above the state average on New York State Assessments, with proficiency rates ranging from 45-78% in ELA and 40-88% in Math. The district's student population is predominantly white, with varying rates of free/reduced-price lunch eligibility across the schools. The district appears to allocate resources strategically, with differences in per-student spending and student-teacher ratios, though Cobbles Elementary School may be an area for improvement, particularly in 3rd-grade ELA performance.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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