Award Year: 2020

Pittsford-Mendon High School

472 Mendon Road
Pittsford, NY, 14534-9598

(585) 267-1602

Ms. Melissa Julian, Principal at time of Nomination

Pittsford Central School District

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The Pittsford Mendon High School community works collaboratively to inspire and prepare our students to be their best, do their best, and make a difference in the lives of others.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 75%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 12%
  • Two or more races: 4%
Mendon High School - Viking STRONG

Mendon High School - Viking STRONG

Pittsford Mendon High School has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence and a student body that demonstrates the ideals of our District's mission to be the best, do the best, and make a difference in the lives of others. While student achievement is evident in national and local rankings, test scores and awards, students are also active in music, arts, sports, clubs, and community service.

Every year, students volunteer tens of thousands of community service hours, combined, and can be found volunteering in homeless shelters, nursing homes, hospitals, and other locations throughout the Greater Rochester Area. They are active in the Best Buddy Program and participate in a number of clubs including the Diversity Club, GirlUp, and ROC2Change. They also join forces with Pittsford students and community members for two annual philanthropic events: the Rainbow Classic basketball games which raises over $25,000 annually for Golisano Children's Hospital, and Pink the Rink for the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester.

Consistently ranked among the top 500 public high schools in the nation, MHS was ranked number one among 88 Rochester-area public high schools in 2020 and was in the top 1% nationwide. Mendon High School Students also regularly win National Merit Scholarships, a distinction less than 1% of high school students achieve. Over the past three years, 15 Mendon High School students have earned one of the approximately 7,600 scholarships awarded each year after being selected from a pool of 15,000 finalists and an initial pool of over 1.5 million U.S. students.