Top 10 High Schools in Pennsylvania Revealed by US News

A Philadelphia school has claimed the top spot on the list of the ten best high schools in Pennsylvania, as per a recent report by US News.

Evaluation Criteria

US News evaluated nearly 25,000 public high schools across the United States, with 656 schools from Pennsylvania making it to the rankings. The ranking criteria included college readiness, state assessment proficiency, state assessment performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rate.

Pennsylvania Education Landscape

Pennsylvania boasts 628 school districts, accommodating 740 high schools, with a total of 44,120 full-time teachers catering to 621,935 enrolled students.

Top 10 High Schools

The top 10 high schools in Pennsylvania, according to US News, are as follows:

  1. Julia R. Masterman Secondary School – Philadelphia
  2. Downingtown STEM Academy – Downingtown
  3. Wilkes-Barre Area Sd Stem Academy – Plains
  4. Conestoga High School – Berwyn
  5. Central High School – Philadelphia
  6. Radnor High School – Radnor
  7. Great Valley High School – Malvern
  8. Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 – Pittsburgh
  9. Upper Saint Clair High School – Pittsburgh
  10. Harriton High School – Rosemont

Regional Rankings

Additionally, US News provided insights into how schools in Pennsylvania’s top metro areas fared, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, and Erie.

The rankings serve as a benchmark for parents, educators, and policymakers alike, providing valuable insights into the educational landscape of Pennsylvania and aiding in informed decision-making regarding school selection and resource allocation.

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