2014 High Schools Rankings

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U.S. News and World Report released their 2014 rankings for best high schools across the nation…and the Greater Philadelphia area schools performed wonderfully! The ratings are based off of proficiency tests (in Pennsylvania’s case, the “PSSA”), college readiness (through AP courses offered, taken, and passed), and student-teacher ratio. Analysts also factor in the percentage of minority and economically disadvantaged students to determine which schools are performing at the highest levels, despite any statistical disadvantages.
Out of 690 Pennsylvania high schools evaluated, Philadelphia School District’s Julia R. Masterman Laboratory & Demonstration School came in first. The Masterman School is a magnet school—that is, it attracts only the best and the brightest from the Philadelphia District.
In the ‘burbs,  New-Hope Solebury ranked #3 in the state and Conestoga High School (of the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District) ranked #5. Unionville High School (of Unionville-Chaddsford) came in at #7, Radnor High School ranked 8th, Wissahickon came in at 9th and Great Valley rounded out the top ten.
Lower Merion High School, and Central High School of Philadelphia both made the top 15.Check out the full rankings here!