Hilton High School ranks in ‘Top Schools’ in nation list

By on May 20, 2012

Thirteen area high schools are among the nation’s best, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 edition of the Nation’s Best High Schools. “We are all very proud at Hilton High School to be named on this prestigious list,” said Hilton High School Principal Brian Bartalo. “The hard work done by students and staff is reflected in this national recognition. We plan to continue to be diligent about ensuring that all our students at Hilton High School are challenging themselves with rigorous and relevant work to make them college and career ready and prepared with 21st Century skills.”

Among local schools on the list are: Greece Odyssey #75; Pittsford Mendon #82; Pittsford Sutherland #116; Brighton #180; Bloomfield #278; Honeoye-Falls-Lima #386; Irondequoit #541; Webster Thomas #687; Churchville-Chili #865; Canandaigua #1,025; Rochester School of the Arts #1,222; Brockport #1,236; Hilton #1,341; Gates Chili #1,542.

To determine the 2012 rankings, U.S. News and World Report and American Institutes for Research analyzed data from more than 22,000 public high schools across the country. Schools were first analyzed at a state level for how well their students perform on state assessments, then were ranked nationally based on how well the schools prepare students for college-level work, according to U.S. News and World Report.

In 2012 Hilton High School ranked 171st within New York State. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® and International Baccalaureate coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Hilton High School is 43 percent.