Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Top Central New York School Districts by County

When your family is considering a move to the Syracuse area, one of your major consideration may be the school district. We’ve looked at the state school district rankings reported by to give you insight into two counties with school districts that rank in the top 25 in Upstate NY.

Onondaga County. Onondaga County is centrally located in New York State, south of Oswego County, West of Madison County, North of Cortland County, and east of Cayuga County. Onondaga County has an estimated population of 465,000 and a median home value of $137,000. While Syracuse is the only city, there are 19 towns.

Onondaga County has plenty of outdoor space, with 4 lakes to visit: Oneida Lake, Onondaga Lake, Otisco Lake, and Skaneateles Lake. It is home to the New York State Fairgrounds, and is home to Destiny USA, a six-story shopping and entertainment complex.

Onondaga County has 4 schools in the top 25: Westhill (#21), Skaneateles (#18), Jamesville-DeWitt (#8), and Fayetteville-Manlius (#1).

Madison County. Madison County is located east of Onondaga County, North of Chenango County, and is bordered on the north by Oneida Lake and Oneida Creek. With an estimated population of 71,000, it is smaller than Onondaga. The median value of a home is $128,000. It has the City of Oneida, along with 15 towns.

Madison County has great outdoor activities. The Brookfield Trail System has 130 miles of horseback, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobile trails. There’s also the Old Erie Canal State Park’s 36-mile “towpath trail.”

There is one school in the top 25 schools located in Madison County: Cazenovia (#9).

No matter where you end up in Central New York, make sure you enlist the help of an experienced real estate sales professional. If you’re looking to buy a home, be sure to reach out to a HUNT real estate professional today!