ALBANY COUNTY — Bethlehem Central was ranked the best school district in the Capital District for the third consecutive year in the Albany Business Review’s 2019 Schools Report; Voorheesville was number two for the second straight year; Guilderland moved up to number 8; and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk was at 50.
The 2019 Schools Report, released early this week, looked into 92 public school districts across 11 counties of the greater Capital District, and ranked each one based on Common Core and Regents exam scores, and their high school graduation rates. It also paid close attention to the top elementary and high schools within the area.
Bethlehem Central was the only one out of the 92 school districts to score a perfect 100 in the report while Voorheesville, the runner-up, scored 99.5. Guilderland had 95.56 and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk scored 77.72.
When looking at the top 20 of 100 elementary schools with the highest test scores, Glenmont Elementary and Slingerlands Elementary, both in the Bethlehem Central district, were ranked at numbers four and eight respectively. Voorheesville Elementary was ranked at number 13 while Elsmere Elementary, of Bethlehem, followed at 14. Pine Bush Elementary, of Guilderland, came at number 15.
The report also looked into the top 10 school districts that had the best English, Math and Common Core Science test scores across all grade levels. For English, Voorheesville ranked at number two, Bethlehem at four and Guilderland at nine. For Math, Voorheesville came at number one for the third straight year while Bethlehem was number five. For Science, Bethlehem topped the list and Voorheesville was at number six.
When the report looked into the top 10 out of 84 K-12 school districts with the highest graduation rates for the 2017-2018 year, Voorheesville topped the list with 106 graduates and a 98.1 percent graduation rate. Bethlehem was at number four with 401 graduates with a 95 percent graduation rate. Guilderland came at number nine with 392 graduates and a 94 percent graduation rate.
For more rankings and information about the Albany Business Review’s Schools Report 2019, visit bizj.us/1pw45t.