Mount St. Mary Academy has once again placed among the top area high schools in Business First’s annual rankings. The school earned a #5 ranking among 135 Western New York public and private high schools included in the report.

In addition to the school’s overall ranking, Mount St. Mary Academy received earned 5 of 5 stars in three subject award categories. The Mount placed third in English/Foreign Language, 7th in Science and 10th Social Studies. In Mathematics, the school earned 4 stars with a 15th place.

“These results tell the community what we have known all along — that Mount St. Mary Academy offers a high quality education and a dedicated, talented faculty,” says Principal Dawn Riggie. “This ranking does not tell the whole story of who we are as a school community, but it does send a strong message to Western New Yorkers about the great things going on at our school.”

The Business First rankings consider four years of data, provided by the New York State Education Department. A rating is determined by the percentage of students who receive Regents diplomas, with special emphasis on diplomas with advanced designations, and scores on English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies Regents exams for the past four years.

One hundred percent of Mount St. Mary’s graduates receive Regents diplomas. Members of the Class of 2014 averaged more than $184,000 per student in college scholarships.

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