Nineteen Bucks and Montgomery county public high schools were among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania, according to the recently released Niche.com 2016 Best School Districts in Pennsylvania survey. Lower Merion and Harriton Senior High Schools, in the Lower Merion School District, placed 22 on the list of best high schools in the U.S., with Wissahickon Senior High School in Ambler ranked 87 nationally. Statewide, there are 952 public high schools.
The rankings allow home buyers and parents to compare districts and are based on statistics, reviews by parents and students, and insights by experts. Factors considered in the ranking methodology include“state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, student and parent reviews, and more.”
“Over and over again, we see evidence that the students in Bucks and Montgomery counties are receiving a first-class education, thanks to the committed faculty and administration, strong parental support, and opportunities for success offered to our young people, according to North Penn School District elementary school music teacher, Alan Malachowski. “We know this strong education platform is preparing our students for success in the future and will strengthen our society, whether they attend a top-ranked university or put their vocational technical skills to work as soon as they graduate from high school.”
The top 50 high school in the Bucks Montgomery region include:
- Lower Merion High School– #4 in state; #22 in U.S.
- Harriton Senior High School– #7 in state; #22 in U.S.
- Wissahickon Senior High School– #11 in state; #87 in U.S.
- New Hope-Solebury High School– #15 in state
- Council Rock High School – North– #17 in state
- Central Bucks High School – West– #20 in state
- Central Bucks High School – South– #21 in state
- North Penn High School– #26 in state
- Upper Dublin High School– #27 in state
- Council Rock High School – South– #28 in state
- Lower Moreland High School– #31 in state
- Central Bucks High School – East– #32 in state
- Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior High School– #35 in state
- Spring-Ford Senior High School– #42 in state
- Methacton High School– #43 in state
- Upper Merion Area High School– #45 in state
- Souderton Area High School– #48 in state
- Springfield Township High School– #49 in state
- Perkiomen Valley High School– #50 in state
CAPS promotes public education in Bucks and Montgomery counties through a wide range of activities that highlight the positive contributions of public schools to our region. We encourage ongoing community support for and involvement in those schools.