ELBA SCHOOL DISTRICT RECOGNITIONS
U.S. News & World Report
The US News & World Report rankings evaluate more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide to identify schools that best serve all of their students – including historically underserved populations – and assess the degree to which students are prepared for college-level coursework.
Elba High School is one of six Silver Medalists in Genesee Valley.
Syracuse.com web site
The Syracuse.com web site provides High school graduation rates across New York State. Data also shows the number of students who received each type of diploma and the number of dropouts in each district.
Elba High School’s 2017 graduation rate of 97.2% was the 8th best of all schools north of Westchester County and 2nd highest in Genesee Valley.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The New York School Quality Index — exclusive to the USA Today Network — attempts to capture measures of a school's environment that don't necessarily show up in test scores or graduation rates. The best schools, by this measure, are not those with the highest passage rates on standardized tests, but those that both children and adults find to be pleasant places to spend their weekdays.
The New York School Quality Index considers student suspension rates, class size, teacher experience and diversity for all 4,742 public and charter schools in New York State and assigns each school a score, from 0 to 100.
Elba High School had the highest ranked high school among all high schools in Genesee County while the elementary school had the second highest ranked elementary school among all schools in Genesee County.
Buffalo Business First Magazine
Buffalo’s Business First Magazine provides an annual school ranking report based on passing and mastery rates for 3-8 State Assessments, high school Regents Exams and Diploma types. The standings encompass 135 public and private high schools in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties.
As a District, Elba has moved up each year for the past four years in the rankings coming in 4th out of 17 school districts in the “Eastern Tier”.
The same is true for Elba Senior High School, moving up each year for the past four years coming in 3rd out of 17 high schools in the Eastern Tier.
Elba’s Middle School has held the number one spot of 17 middle schools in the Eastern Tier every year since 2015.
Elba elementary school has moved up 50 spots since 2015 which is the 2nd highest increase over the past four years of all elementary schools in the Eastern Tier.
Business First provides a number of school reports which recognizes Elba School District as:
the 14th best District for outperforming “most similar districts” across western NY
having the 7th highest student access in western NY
having the 11th best improvement among western NY schools since 2009
having the 7th highest student SAT scores for 2017 in western NY