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Pittsford Mendon High School

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Type  Public high school
Principal  Karl Thielking
Grades  9–12
Phone  +1 585-267-1600
Founded  1972
Established  1972
Faculty  75.0 (on FTE basis)
Enrollment  1018 (as of 2012–13)
Number of students  1,018 (2012–2013)
Address  472 Mendon Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534, USA
District  Pittsford Central School District

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Pittsford Mendon High School is a public high school in suburban Rochester, Monroe County, upstate New York. It is one of two high schools in the Pittsford Central School District, the other being Pittsford Sutherland High School. Pittsford Mendon is located at 472 Mendon Road (from which the school gets its name) in the town of Pittsford, near the town of Mendon, New York.


As of the 2012–13 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,018 students and 82 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 12.4.

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Awards and recognition

Pittsford Mendon was ranked 71st in the country (a Gold Medal School) by U.S. News & World Report in its 2013 high school rankings.

In 2007, the school was ranked 94th nationwide in Newsweek's Top 1,300 High School's in the United States. Rankings are calculated using "a ratio that takes the number of Advanced Placement, Intl. Baccalaureate, and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2006 divided by the number of graduating seniors."

The school was ranked in 58th place nationwide in Newsweek's May 8, 2006 issue, listing the Top 1,200 High Schools in The United States. Pittsford Mendon High School was ranked as Number 39 in the United States in Newsweek's 2005 survey.


Mendon offers a variety of courses, with numerous Advanced Placement (AP) courses in Science, English, Social Studies, Math, Art, Foreign Language, and Music.

Notable alumni

  • Tyson Beckford, supermodel, actor.
  • Nicole Fiscella, actress, noted for her role as Isabel Coates on Gossip Girl
  • Stephen Gilfus, Founder of Blackboard Inc.; President and CEO Gilfus Education Group.
  • Peter Kluge, Actor, Producer of 2009 film Near Fall
  • Kaitlin Monte, actress, Miss New York 2011
  • James Satloff, Investment bank CEO, Internet company CEO, Ski Company CEO
  • Joy Tanner, actress, noted for her role as Nora MacDonald on Disney's Life with Derek
  • Steve Toth, member of the Texas House of Representatives from The Woodlands in suburban Houston
  • PJ Ransford, member of the US National Swim Team, 2014 NCAA Runner-up in the 1650, 17-18 Year Old National Record Holder in the 1650
  • Feeder patterns

    Park Road Elementary School, Thornell Road Elementary School, and the southern part of Mendon Center Elementary School feed into Barker Road Middle School, then to Pittsford Mendon High School.


    Pittsford Mendon High School Wikipedia