The 2013 rankings for the best school districts in upstate New York were just released.  Suburban Western New York school districts did fairly well,  with 8 out of the top 30 spots.  Suburbs of Rochester and Syracuse also did very well, with Pittsford ranking number 1 once again.  City schools for all three major metropolitan areas did very poorly, with Buffalo ranked third from the bottom at #427.  See a full listing of all 429 school districts here or check out the top 30:

• 1. Pittsford (Monroe County, Rochester Area)

• 2. Fayetteville-Manlius (Onondaga County, Syracuse Area)

• 3. Honeoye Falls-Lima (Monroe County, Rochester Area)

• 4. Brighton (Monroe County, Rochester Area)

• 5. Skaneateles (Onondaga County, Syracuse Area)

• 6. Williamsville (Erie County, Western New York)

• 7. Cazenovia (Madison County, Syracuse Area)

• 8. East Aurora (Erie County, Western New York)

• 9. Bethlehem (Albany County, Albany Area)

• 10. Clarence (Erie County, Western New York)

• 11. Niskayuna (Schenectady County, Albany Area)

• 12. Penfield (Monroe County, Rochester Area)

• 13. New Hartford (Oneida County, Utica-Rome Area)

• 14. Westhill (Onondaga County, Syracuse Area)

• 15. North Colonie (Albany County, Albany Area)

• 16. Voorheesville (Albany County, Albany Area)

• 17. Jamesville-DeWitt (Onondaga County, Syracuse Area)

• 18. Guilderland (Albany County, Albany Area)

• 19. West Irondequoit (Monroe County, Rochester Area)

• 20. Victor (Ontario County, Rochester Area)

• 21. Orchard Park (Erie County, Western New York)

• 22. Vestal (Broome County, Binghamton-Elmira Area)

• 23. Iroquois (Erie County, Western New York)

• 24. Bemus Point (Chautauqua County, Western New York)

• 25. Saratoga Springs (Saratoga County, Albany Area)

• 26. Lewiston-Porter (Niagara County, Western New York)

• 27. Fairport (Monroe County, Rochester Area)

• 28. Amherst (Erie County, Western New York)

• 29. East Greenbush (Rensselaer County, Albany Area)

• 30. Lancaster (Erie County, Western New York)