I am an educator (not connected with the school district) and therefore speak with an informed perspective beside that of being just a parent. I am amazed by the low Great Schools rating for TJ Connor. My child did very well in this school, received very good scores on the state standardized testing, and had a great relationship with his teachers, who were very engaged and concerned about all the students' progress. Wheatland-Chili is a much better district than the Great Schools rating indicates. This is evinced by the fact that the high school (which also received the same Great School rating) has for two years in a row received the US News and World Report's Silver medal ranking, which measures the school in relation to other schools not only in New York State but across the nation.
I am happy with this school. It has very small classroom size (usually 12-15 students per class). It is old fashioned, not very progressive. Emphasis is on math and english, mainly aimed at the state test. Because it is a small school, teachers know each student.