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Bucks and Montgomery County Elementary Schools Rank Tops in Pa.

Forty of the top 100 public elementary schools in Pennsylvania are in Bucks and Montgomery counties, according to the recently released Niche.com 2016 Best Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania survey. At the top of the list is Lower Merion School District, with six out of the top 17 elementary schools in the state. Wissahickon and North Penn School Districts also fared well with many entries in the top 100. Statewide, the Pennsylvania Department of Education classifies 1,548 schools as public elementary schools and an additional 543 as elementary/secondary schools.

The rankings help parents and home buyers to compare districts and are based on “state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, and the overall quality of the school district,” according to the site. The factors and weighting of the ranking methodology “provide a comprehensive assessment of the overall experience of a public elementary school.”

“We’re delighted that the excellence of our public elementary schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties is being recognized. The foundation our students are receiving in the early years will help ensure they are ready to meet the rigorous challenges of high school and beyond,” according to Linda J. Weaver, head of CAPS. “In spite of the funding crisis in Harrisburg, our children are succeeding, thanks to the committed teachers, support personnel, administration, and strong parental support.”

Included in the Top 100 elementary schools in the state are these Bucks/Montgomery region standouts:

6 – Merion Elementary School (Lower Merion SD)

8 – Cynwyd Elementary School (Lower Merion SD)

11- Penn Wynne School (Lower Merion SD)

15 – Gladwyne Elementary School (Lower Merion SD)

16 – Belmont Hills Elementary School (Lower Merion SD)

17 – Penn Valley School (Lower Merion SD)

32 – Blue Bell Elementary School (Wissahickon SD)

39 – Shady Grove Elementary School (Wissahickon SD)

41 – Stony Creek Elementary School (Wissahickon SD)

42 – Lower Gwynedd Elementary School (Wissahickon SD)

50 – Montgomery Elementary School (North Penn SD)

52 – Richboro Elementary School (Council Rock SD)

53 – New Hope-Solebury Upper Elementary School (New Hope-Solebury SD)

54 – General Nash Elementary School (North Penn SD)

58 – Goodnoe Elementary School (Council Rock SD)

62 – Sol Feinstone Elementary School (Council Rock SD)

64 – York Avenue Elementary School (North Penn SD)

66 – Wrightstown Elementary School (Council Rock SD)

67 – Whitemarsh Elementary School (Colonial SD)

69 – Gwynedd Square Elementary School (North Penn SD)

71 – Jarrettown Elementary School (Upper Dublin SD)

72 – Walton Farm Elementary School (North Penn SD)

73 – Bridle Path Elementary School (North Penn SD)

75 – Maple Glen Elementary School (Upper Dublin SD)

76 – Gwyn-Nor Elementary School (North Penn SD)

80 – Oak Park Elementary School (North Penn SD)

81 – Fitzwater Elementary School (Upper Dublin SD)

83 – Fort Washington Elementary School (Upper Dublin SD)

84 – Hillcrest Elementary School (Council Rock SD)

85 – Holland Elementary School (Council Rock SD)

86 – North Wales Elementary School (North Penn SD)

87 – Plymouth Elementary School (Colonial SD)

91- Kutz Elementary School (Central Bucks SD)

92 – Inglewood Elementary School (North Penn SD)

93 – Kulp Elementary School (North Penn SD)

94 – Ridge Park Elementary School (Colonial SD)

97 – Hatfield Elementary School (North Penn SD)

98 – Knapp Elementary School (North Penn SD)

99 – Cold Spring Elementary School (Central Bucks SD)

99 – Titus Elementary School (Central Bucks SD)