Tonawanda News — Business First has ranked St. John the Baptist in Kenmore as the 15th elementary school in the Western New York region. The school made a jump from 20th place last year.
St. John’s was also the only Tonawanda school to win a Business First subject award for placing in the top 10 percent of Western New York middle schools in mathematics during the past four years.
Business First’s rankings are based on four years of statewide testing data, and cover 208 schools in the eight-county region. Williamsville’s Transit School won the number one spot for the fifth year in a row, while Buffalo’s City Honors won the second-place spot.
“We’re obviously proud of our continued success, of how well our students do on those state assessments. It’s a good indicator that our compass is pointed in the right direction,” Daniel Walh, Transit’s principal, said.
The second-highest Tonawanda school was St. Francis of Assisi, which came in 35th, while Tonawanda Middle School was ranked 56th.
Ken-Ton’s Kenmore Middle placed 75th, St. Amelia School came in 86th and Herbert Hoover came in 87th. St. Andrew’s County Day School was ranked 94th, and Ben Franklin came in close behind at 95th.
St. Matthew Lutheran School was ranked 119th, North Tonawanda Middle came in 134th and CS for Applied Technologies in 149th.