Bucks and Montco Schools Rate High in US News Rankings

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Fourteen public high schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties were ranked among the Top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings released recently. Top schools included New Hope-Solebury at #8 in the state and #356 nationally, and Wissahickon at #11 statewide and #502 nationally. More than 17,000 public high schools were ranked across 50 states and the District of Columbia. Because of the increase in the size of the survey, and a change in methodology, the magazine urged readers not to compare the results to previous years.

Twenty-eight percent of the Top 50 schools in the state are located in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Overall, the survey included an examination of 688 high schools statewide.

To compare high schools around the state and across the country, the rankings take into consideration factors such as college readiness, math and reading proficiency as well as performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rate.

“We are so proud of these schools, our teachers and students,” said Alan M. Malachowski, a music teacher in the North Penn School District and president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association – Mideastern Region. “These results are just one more indication that the students in Bucks and Montgomery counties receive an outstanding education that prepares them for the future and enhances the value of our communities,” he added.

The rankings included the following schools among the Top 100 in Pennsylvania:

  • #8 — New Hope-Solebury
  • #11 — Wissahickon
  • #12– Central Bucks East
  • #16 — Lower Moreland
  • #24– Central Bucks West
  • #25 — Harriton
  • #26 — Spring-Ford
  • #27 — Plymouth Whitemarsh
  • #28 — Lower Merion
  • #34 — Perkiomen Valley
  • #45 — Central Bucks South
  • #47 — Abington
  • #48 — Jenkintown Middle/High School
  • #50 — North Penn
  • #51 — Council Rock North
  • #52 — Souderton
  • #54 — Upper Dublin
  • #59 — Methacton
  • #76 — Upper Merion
  • #93 — Council Rock South
  • #96 – Pennsbury

 

For the full list, visit the rankings at US News and World Report.