Business First High School Rankings 2012

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BUFFALO, NY - Nardin Academy High School is once again atop Business First's rankings of Western New York high schools.

Nardin has been ranked first every year since the separate ratings of public and private schools were combined in 2007.

Business First says a key factor in Nardin's dominance is its Regents diploma rate; which reached 96.5 percent of last year's graduates.

No other Western New York high school posted a rate better than 90 percent, and the regional average for advanced diplomas in all public and private schools was 44.5 percent.

Buffalo's City Honors School moved up from third place to second in the 2012 rankings. Nine of every 10 City Honors graduates -- 89.3 percent -- received advanced diplomas last June, the best figure for any high school besides Nardin.

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, an all-girls school in Amherst, is third in the current standings, slipping from second place a year ago. It's followed by four public schools: No. 4 Williamsville East, No. 5 East Aurora, No. 6 Williamsville North and No. 7 Clarence.

Business First analyzed the academic records of 135 high schools in the eight-county region, using four years of test results collected by the New York State Education Department.

Full details will be available in Business First's 2012-2013 Guide to Western New York Schools, which hits newsstands on Friday. Highlights are also available right now on the newspaper's website.

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1. Nardin Academy HS (Buffalo)
2. City Honors School (Buffalo)
3. Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart (Amherst)
4. Williamsville East HS (Williamsville)
5. East Aurora HS (East Aurora)
6. Williamsville North HS (Williamsville)
7. Clarence SHS (Clarence)
8. Christian Central Academy (Williamsville)
9. St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute (Kenmore-Tonawanda)
10. Mount St. Mary Academy (Kenmore-Tonawanda)
11. Maple Grove JSHS (Bemus Point)
12. Lewiston-Porter SHS (Lewiston-Porter)
13. Williamsville South HS (Williamsville)
14. Orchard Park HS (Orchard Park)
15. Holy Angels Academy (Buffalo)
16. St. Francis HS (Frontier)
17. Notre Dame HS (Batavia)
18. St. Mary's HS (Lancaster)
19. Iroquois SHS (Iroquois)
20. Akron HS (Akron)
21. Immaculata Academy (Frontier)
22. Alden SHS (Alden)
23. West Seneca East SHS (West Seneca)
24. Lancaster HS (Lancaster)
25. Hamburg HS (Hamburg)
26. Alfred-Almond JSHS (Alfred-Almond)
27. Mount Mercy Academy (Buffalo)
28. Holland HS (Holland)
29. Amherst Central HS (Amherst)
30. Eden JSHS (Eden)
31. P.S. 156 Frederick Law Olmsted (Buffalo)
32. Grand Island SHS (Grand Island)
33. Southwestern SHS (Southwestern)
34. Barker MHS (Barker)
35. Chautauqua Lake Secondary School (Chautauqua Lake)
36. West Seneca West SHS (West Seneca)
37. Wilson MHS (Wilson)
38. Fredonia HS (Fredonia)
39. Starpoint HS (Starpoint)
40. North Collins JSHS (North Collins)
41. Frontier SHS (Frontier)
42. Pembroke JSHS (Pembroke)
43. LeRoy JSHS (LeRoy)
44. Allegany-Limestone HS (Allegany-Limestone)
45. Elba JSHS (Elba)
46. Niagara-Wheatfield SHS (Niagara-Wheatfield)
47. Niagara Catholic HS (Niagara Falls)
48. Bishop Timon-St. Jude HS (Buffalo)
49. Griffith Institute HS (Springville-Griffith Institute)
50. Kendall JSHS (Kendall)
51. Westfield HS (Westfield)
52. Pine Valley Central JSHS (Pine Valley)
53. West Valley Central School (West Valley)
54. Cardinal O'Hara HS (Kenmore-Tonawanda)
55. Sweet Home SHS (Sweet Home)
56. Ellicottville MHS (Ellicottville)
57. Oakfield-Alabama MHS (Oakfield-Alabama)
58. Pavilion JSHS (Pavilion)
59. Falconer MHS (Falconer)
60. Portville JSHS (Portville)
61. Genesee Valley School (Genesee Valley)
62. Clymer Central School (Clymer)
63. Sherman MHS (Sherman)
64. Panama MHS (Panama)
65. Fillmore Central School (Fillmore)
66. Cuba-Rushford HS (Cuba-Rushford)
67. Kenmore East SHS (Kenmore-Tonawanda)
68. Depew HS (Depew)
69. Silver Creek HS (Silver Creek)
70. Tonawanda MHS (Tonawanda)
71. Kenmore West SHS (Kenmore-Tonawanda)
72. Frewsburg JSHS (Frewsburg)
73. L.A. Webber MHS (Lyndonville)
74. Batavia HS (Batavia)
75. Newfane SHS (Newfane)
76. Maryvale HS (Cheektowaga-Maryvale)
77. Letchworth SHS (Letchworth)
78. Warsaw MHS (Warsaw)
79. Alexander MHS (Alexander)
80. Wellsville SHS (Wellsville)
81. Cleveland Hill HS (Cleveland Hill)
82. Randolph JSHS (Randolph)
83. Archbishop Walsh Academy (Olean)
84. Attica HS (Attica)
85. Lockport HS (Lockport)
86. Cassadaga Valley MHS (Cassadaga Valley)
87. Byron-Bergen HS (Byron-Bergen)
88. North Tonawanda HS (North Tonawanda)
89. Olean SHS (Olean)
90. John F. Kennedy SHS (Cheektowaga-Sloan)
91. Cattaraugus-Little Valley HS (Cattaraugus-Little Valley)
92. Gowanda HS (Gowanda)
93. Belfast School (Belfast)
94. Leonardo Da Vinci HS (Buffalo)
95. Bolivar-Richburg JSHS (Bolivar-Richburg)
96. Perry HS (Perry)
97. Pioneer SHS (Yorkshire-Pioneer)
98. CS for Applied Technologies (Kenmore-Tonawanda)
99. Hutchinson Central Technical HS (Buffalo)
100. Charles D'Amico HS (Albion)

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