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Pittsford Mendon High School


Pittsford Mendon High School

Pittsford Mendon High School
472 Mendon Road
Pittsford, NY, 14534
Coordinates 43°03′36″N 77°31′08″W / 43.059983°N 77.518845°W / 43.059983; -77.518845Coordinates: 43°03′36″N 77°31′08″W / 43.059983°N 77.518845°W / 43.059983; -77.518845

Type Public high school
Established 1972
School district Pittsford Central School District
Principal Karl Thielking
Vice principal Joshua Walker
Laura Hefner[1]
Faculty 75.0 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1018 (as of 2012–13)[2]
Student to teacher ratio 12.9[2]
Color(s) Maroon and Gold
Team name Vikings
Rival Pittsford Sutherland High School

Brighton High School
Fairport High School


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.[2]

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.[3]

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." [4]

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.[5] Pittsford Mendon High School was ranked as Number 39 in the United States in Newsweek's 2005 survey.[6]


  • White 85%
  • Asian 9%
  • Black 3%
  • Hispanic 2%



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

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.


External links

  • Pittsford Mendon website
  • Mendon Theatre
  • Past Mendon students' college admission decisions
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