An end to Class Rank In Williamsville Schools?

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Some high school seniors fret all year over one number – their class rank. It’s a statistic that can be considered during the college admissions process.

But the Williamsville School Board is considering eliminating class rank, starting with the district’s incoming high school students.

The proposal follows a nationwide trend toward ending calculation of class rank at the high school level, district officials said.

“I would say that the trend both within New York State and nationally is moving away from class rank,” said Superintendent Scott Martzloff. “It’s more about what type of an academic program have you taken? Have you challenged yourself with all the most demanding courses that your high school offers?”

Class rank isn’t among the top 5 criteria considered for admission to SUNY Buffalo State, said Erin Alonzo, associate vice president of enrollment management.
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