Education is important… So important, in fact, that families often consider quality of school districts to be a deciding factor in where to live. That being said, I’m sure you might be curious about what the top school districts in Pennsylvania are.
These rankings were determined by the website Niche, which ranks public school districts upon a number of factors, including academic grades, health and safety, student satisfaction, and resources and facilities. Click
here to learn more about the methodology involved.
10. Mt. Lebanon School District
The teachers in Mt. Lebanon School District receive extremely positive reviews. In addition, 92% of students are considered proficient in math and/or reading.
9. Quaker Valley School District
Quaker Valley School District has 1,936 students who attend four schools. 88% of students in the district are considered proficient in reading and/or math.
8. Wissahickon School District
Students in Wissahickon School District score an average of 1860 on the SAT and 29 on the ACT. 97% of students graduate.
7. Council Rock School District
85% of the 11,426 in Council Rock School District are proficient in reading and/or math. The average high school rate here is only 0.5%.
6. Upper St. Clair School District
Upper St. Clair School District spends an average of $16,648 per student per year, with an annual operating budget of almost $69 million. Average GPA ranges from 3.30 to 3.83.
5. Radnor Township School District
There are only five schools in Radnor Township School District, but they are some of the best in the state, with a graduation rate of 99%. It is one of the top ranked school district for educational outcomes.
4. Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
Just over 4,000 students attend school in Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. The average graduation rate here is 97%, and the dropout rate is 0%. Stay in school is a motto these students live by.
3. North Allegheny School District
Located near Pittsburgh, North Allegheny School District is the third best in Pennsylvania. Students here score an average of 1840 on the SAT and 29 on the ACT.
2. Lower Merion School District
There are 10 schools in Lower Merion School District, with just under 8,000 students. The students' average GPA is between a 3.27- 3.84.
1. Tredyffrin- Easttown School District
Tredyffrin-Easttown school district has such smart kids that have absolutely no problem with spelling the word "Tredyffrin!" Just kidding, but it is indeed the best school district in the state. With 6,487 students, 90% of them are proficient in math and reading. The district's annual budget of about $104 million allots an average of $16,180 per student.
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