CLAYTON Thousand Islands Central School District is the top academic performer in Jefferson County, according to the Buffalo-based Business First magazines 2013 ranking of upstate New York schools.
The magazine compiled four years of test data for the academic ranking.
In the tri-county area Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties Potsdam, Beaver River and Canton school districts were the top three performers, with Thousand Islands trailing closely behind in fourth place.
Business First also gave Thousand Islands a five-star designation in social studies meaning the district scored in the top 10 percent of all school districts in 48 counties of upstate New York.
Thousand Islands was ranked 83rd among 429 upstate schools.
To view Business Firsts 2013 upstate NY school ranking, visit: http://wdt.me/s5XzsP.