New Hartford and Clinton no longer have the distinction of being Central New York's best high schools in America. The honor this year goes to VVS.

Newsweek releases 'The Top 500 High Schools in America' every year. New Hartford and Clinton were recognized in 2014, but this year they've disappeared from the list, replaced by VVS.

Vernon-Verona Sherrill Senior High came in at #442 for Beating the Odds; "schools that do an excellent job of preparing their students for college while also overcoming the obstacles posed by students at an economic disadvantage."

#442 Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Senior High School

Graduation Rate 98.6%
College Bound 88.8%
Student Retention 91.8%
SAT/ACT Composite Score 46.4
Avg. ACT Score 21.8

Only two Central New York schools made the 'America's Top 500 High Schools' list of preparing students for college. Fayetteville-Manlius Senior High is the highest ranking school at #72. Jamesville-Dewitt high school moves up the list this year. Coming in at #418 in 2014, they've jumped to #252.

#72 Fayetteville-Manlius Senior High School

Graduation Rate 98.6%
College Bound 97%
Student Retention 99.8%
SAT/ACT Composite Score 63.3
Avg. SAT Score 1704
Avg. ACT Score 25.9

#252 Jamesville-Dewitt High School

Graduation Rate 98.5%
College Bound 98.4%
Student Retention 88.6%
SAT/ACT Composite Score 62.2
Avg. SAT Score 1673
Avg. ACT Score 25.7


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