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Vestal top-ranked School District in Elmira-Binghamton region according to Business First
As school rankings come out from Business First and Niche.com, Vestal Central School District’s administrators, teachers and staff are filled with gratitude that the District and its schools continue to be recognized for its educational program and pedagogical practices.
Business First released its Upstate School Rankings, Vestal tops the list at number one in the Binghamton/Elmira region, and comes in at #25 in Upstate New York.

Neighborhood analysis website Niche.com released its list of the Best Elementary Schools in Upstate New York, and 2019 National Blue Ribbon School African Road Elementary is #45, while 2012 National Blue Ribbon School Vestal Hills Elementary is right behind at #46. In addition, Vestal Middle School also makes the grade on Niche.com’s list of Best Middle Schools in Upstate New York at #50.

Niche uses key factors such as proficiency test scores, teacher quality and experience,  neighborhood metrics and more to determine its rankings. For information on how Business First calculates its Upstate rankings, go to https://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2019/09/30/upmethod.html

Speaking to teacher quality and experience, Vestal is also proud to announce that four more teachers have been selected for the New York State Master Teachers program facilitated through The State University of New York. We congratulate elementary teachers Denise England, Nancy Lanz, Jacquie Miner and Kara Talbut as they join Vestal Central School District’s class of now 22 NYS Master Teachers!

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