Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Best Rochester School Districts By County

When your family is considering a move to the Rochester area, one of your major consideration may be, “What’s the school district like?” Thankfully, Business First has evaluated the Rochester area school districts to let you know how school districts are performing: We’ve taken their list and compiled our own to help guide you if you’re looking for your new home in Rochester, NY. Here are the 3 counties with the largest number of schools from Business First’s top 30 School Districts list:

1. Monroe County: Bordered to the north by Lake Ontario and surrounded by Wayne, Ontario, Livingston, Genesee, and Orleans Counties, Monroe County is the most populated county mentioned on our list. Monroe County has an estimated 747,000 residents, with a median home value of $140,200. It contains 1 city (Rochester), and 20 towns.

Monroe County offers a ton of things to do. It has great parks, like Highland Park, where the annual Lilac Festival is held every year, and the Strong National Museum of Play, a 150,000 sq. ft. museum that showcases the best toys along with interactive exhibits. There’s also Frontier Field, which is home to the Rochester Red Wings, the Minor League Baseball Team affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. For more info, visit

Of Monroe’s 26 school districts, 13 appear on the top 30 list. The schools that made Business First’s list are: Pittsford (#1), Honeoye-Falls Lima (#2), Brighton (#3), Penfield (#4), Fairport (#6), West Irondequoit (#7), Webster (#8), Spencerport (#10), Rush-Henrietta (#12), Churchville-Chili (#14), Hilton (#17), Brockport (#22), East Rochester (#28).

2. Ontario County: Ontario County is located within the Finger Lakes Region of NY. It is south of Wayne County and west of Seneca County with an estimated population of 110,000. It contains 2 cities (Canandaigua and Geneva), and 16 towns. The median value of a home in Ontario is $148,400.

Ontario County offers plenty to do, with vineyards like Arbor Hill Grapery, ski resorts like Bristol Mountain, and other great outdoor adventure spots that are great year-round. There are also a few different lakes to visit, including Canandaigua Lake and Honeoye Lake. For more info, visit

Of Ontario County’s 21 school districts, 6 appear in the top 30 school districts. The schools that appear on the list are Victor (#5), Canandaigua (#15), Bloomfield (#18), Honeoye (#21), Phelps-Clifton Springs (#27), and Manchester-Shortsville (#30).

Livingston County has 4 school districts that appear on the list. Those schools are: Geneseo (#9), Caledonia-Mumford (#11), Avon (#13), and Livonia (#19).

Wayne County also has 4 schools in the top 30: Wayne (#16), Gananda (#20), Williamson (#24), and Marion (#25).

Steuben County has 2 schools in the top 30: Arkport (#29) and Prattsburg (#23).

No matter where you end up in Rochester, make sure you enlist the help of an experienced real estate sales professional to help guide you through the process!