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District ranked third in student performance in Albany area

Oct. 17, 2014Guilderland Central School District has been ranked No. 3 in the Albany area in student performance in a report recently released by Business First. According to the publication, the rankings reflect the collective performance of each district's public schools from kindergarten through 12th grade over a period of four years. Previously, the district was ranked No. 5 in the Albany area.

In total, 83 districts from throughout Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties were included in the rankings. View complete Albany area school district rankings from Business First

In compiling the list of Capital Region school districts for 2014-15, Business First examined four years of data from the New York State Education Department, including Regents diploma and state testing data for grades 4-8. In some instances, data was weighted to reflect extraordinary achievement. Weighted factors were compared to other districts and included:

• Graduates who earned Advanced Regents diplomas;
• Superior scores on Regents exams (scores of 85 or above); and
• Number of students in grades 4 through 8 scoring a Level 4 on state assessments.

In addition, GCSD was ranked No. 15 out of the entire upstate region -- which included 432 districts in 48 upstate New York counties. Last year, Guilderland was ranked No. 18. View complete Upstate New York district rankings from Business First

The Buffalo-based Business First is a sister publication to the Albany Business Review. Both are owned by The Business Journals, a media company providing comprehensive coverage of business news from a local, regional and national perspective.