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Whitesboro Middle School and Hart’s Hill Elementary Among Best in the State

For the 2021-22 school year, Whitesboro’s Middle School campus and Hart’s Hill Elementary School ranked in the top 300 of New York State by U.S. News & World Report.

Parkway School, which holds all sixth graders, ranked 80th in the state, while the Middle School (grades 7-8) ranked 255th. Five middle schools placed in the top 500 in the state amongst a field of 1,219.

As for Hart’s Hill Elementary, it ranked 133rd, one of only four elementary schools in Oneida and Herkimer counties that placed in the top 500 of the state amongst 2,211 schools.

The awards didn’t stop there. The Middle School was also recognized by the Observer-Dispatch in Aug. (2021) as the best middle school in their “Best of the Best” online survey.

“It is an honor to be recognized as the best middle school by the Observer-Dispatch in their “Best of the Best” online survey,” said Whitesboro Middle School Principal John Egresits. “This award recognizes the diligent and steadfast work our students, campus staff and administration accomplished during a difficult time in education, and is voted on by the greater Mohawk Valley region. The Whitesboro Middle School campus would like to thank the Observer-Dispatch and our community for their continued support.”

Hart’s Hill Elementary School Principal Lisa Putnam added, “the positive recognition from U.S. News and World Report arrived at the perfect time. The faculty and staff of Hart’s Hill Elementary School, and the Whitesboro Central School District, continue to work hard to support the ever-changing needs of our students and their families. The team at Hart’s Hill is very honored and proud of the recognition received, and will continue to provide an outstanding educational program for our students.”

Giorgio Varlaro
OHM Public Relations Assistant