Nine public high schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties were ranked among the best 500 high schools nationwide, according to the Newsweek survey on America’s Top High Schools 2016 released on August 11.
The publication evaluated schools based upon a number of factors including standardized test scores, acceptance and enrollment rates in college, SAT and ACT participation and scores, dual enrollments, and AP courses and International Baccalaureate. They obtained records for more than 15,000 schools and cut the list to fewer than 5,000 to apply the threshold criteria.
The nine Bucks and Montgomery county high schools ranked among the tops in the country are as follows:
New Hope-Solebury High School; New Hope – #169
Lower Moreland High School; Huntingdon Valley – #196
Central Bucks High School South; Warrington – #262
Central Bucks High School West; Doylestown – #269
Council Rock High School South; Holland – #275
Spring-Ford Area High School; Royersford – #306
Upper Dublin High School; Fort Washington – #330
Souderton Area High School; Souderton – #439
Central Bucks High School – East; Doylestown – #478
The full list of schools is available at Newsweek.
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