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.

    On April 27, 2021 Elba was named one of the "Best High Schools" by U.S. News & World Report.  


    We are very proud of this designation.  

    Best High Schools


    About Best High Schools 2021

    U.S. News 2021 Best High Schools numerically ranked nearly 18,000 schools nationwide this year.

    The Best High Schools rankings, available online only, are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm. U.S. News doesn’t collect data directly from high schools – all data comes directly from official third-party sources. U.S. News receives AP and IB data directly from the College Board and International Baccalaureate, respectively, for use in the rankings. The state assessment data and graduation rates are from each state, and other data comes from the U.S. Department of Education Common Core of Data.

    The 2021 edition of Best High Schools includes a numerical ranking of nearly all public high schools in each state and each census-designated metropolitan area with three or more high schools, as well as the Best STEM Schools ranking and comprehensive Best Charter Schools and Best Magnet Schools rankings. There are also rankings of high schools for school districts with three or more high schools.

    With today’s launch, U.S. News has published detailed school-specific information on enrollment, graduation rates, student body demographics, location, school type and results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.

    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.


     ECS Ranking-Rochester D&C


    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 3rd 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.