Top 10 Best Pennsylvania Public Schools (2021)

Pennsylvania is the #8 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,706,996 students across the 2,985 public schools for the 2021 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Pennsylvania is 45%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 63%.
The top ranked public schools in Pennsylvania are Central High School, Masterman Julia R Sec School and Downingtown Stem Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 34% (majority majority Black and Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 15:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(PA) School Average
Asian
4%
Hispanic
11%
Black
15%
White
66%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.

Top Overall Ranked Public Schools in Pennsylvania (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Central High SchoolMagnet School
    Math: ≥99% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-121700 W Olney Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19141
    (215) 276-5262

  • Rank: #22.
    Masterman Julia R Sec SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 96% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 96% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 5-121699 Spring Garden St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19130
    (215) 299-4661

  • Rank: #3-43.-4.Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12335 Manor Ave
    DowningtownPA 19335
    (610) 269-8460

  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    Northwest Pa Collegiate AcademyMagnet School
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-122825 State St
    EriePA 16508
    (814) 874-6300

  • Rank: #5-65.-6.Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-3424 Bower Hill Road
    VenetiaPA 15367
    (724) 941-0913

  • Rank: #5-65.-6.Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-5738 Dorseyville Rd
    PittsburghPA 15238
    (412) 963-9315

  • Rank: #77.Math: 92% (Top 1%) Reading: 95% (Top 1%)Math: 92% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-1250 Devon Drive
    ExtonPA 19341
    (610) 363-6400

  • Rank: #88.Math: 93% (Top 1%) Reading: 94% (Top 1%)Math: 93% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12264 E Mcmurray Rd
    CanonsburgPA 15317
    (724) 941-6250

  • Rank: #99.Math: 92% (Top 1%) Reading: 94% (Top 1%)Math: 92% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12155 Cochran Rd
    PittsburghPA 15228
    (412) 344-2003

  • Rank: #1010.Math: 91% (Top 1%) Reading: 95% (Top 1%)Math: 91% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-122929 Mccully Rd
    Allison ParkPA 15101
    (412) 492-6376

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Top Pennsylvania Public Schools by County (2021)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
26 Schools
13,969 Students
20% Minority
280 Schools
142,550 Students
33% Minority
17 Schools
8,024 Students
3% Minority
51 Schools
31,713 Students
19% Minority
17 Schools
6,516 Students
4% Minority
98 Schools
65,331 Students
43% Minority
33 Schools
17,414 Students
8% Minority
18 Schools
8,778 Students
4% Minority
124 Schools
86,577 Students
23% Minority
39 Schools
26,613 Students
6% Minority
38 Schools
17,311 Students
13% Minority
2 Schools
551 Students
5% Minority
22 Schools
8,792 Students
13% Minority
34 Schools
14,348 Students
13% Minority
114 Schools
82,163 Students
31% Minority
15 Schools
4,950 Students
4% Minority
18 Schools
9,302 Students
4% Minority
11 Schools
4,221 Students
6% Minority
20 Schools
8,940 Students
8% Minority
26 Schools
10,468 Students
9% Minority
57 Schools
31,994 Students
23% Minority
72 Schools
46,901 Students
48% Minority
108 Schools
74,579 Students
48% Minority
10 Schools
3,410 Students
5% Minority
69 Schools
38,018 Students
26% Minority
40 Schools
17,840 Students
12% Minority
6 Schools
1,048 Students
3% Minority
41 Schools
21,753 Students
22% Minority
8 Schools
2,133 Students
5% Minority
14 Schools
4,845 Students
3% Minority
18 Schools
5,112 Students
6% Minority
24 Schools
9,418 Students
7% Minority
15 Schools
5,188 Students
3% Minority
10 Schools
2,580 Students
11% Minority
48 Schools
27,877 Students
28% Minority
112 Schools
67,100 Students
33% Minority
25 Schools
11,899 Students
14% Minority
35 Schools
19,669 Students
29% Minority
83 Schools
54,640 Students
52% Minority
64 Schools
41,781 Students
34% Minority
32 Schools
15,749 Students
16% Minority
14 Schools
6,035 Students
5% Minority
39 Schools
14,114 Students
18% Minority
11 Schools
5,214 Students
8% Minority
29 Schools
23,313 Students
47% Minority
157 Schools
117,347 Students
36% Minority
6 Schools
2,176 Students
15% Minority
60 Schools
42,654 Students
38% Minority
24 Schools
11,215 Students
13% Minority
15 Schools
6,088 Students
7% Minority
305 Schools
192,172 Students
86% Minority
14 Schools
9,326 Students
26% Minority
10 Schools
2,259 Students
3% Minority
37 Schools
18,959 Students
13% Minority
8 Schools
4,757 Students
7% Minority
29 Schools
8,964 Students
4% Minority
2 Schools
620 Students
5% Minority
15 Schools
6,036 Students
5% Minority
14 Schools
5,454 Students
4% Minority
10 Schools
4,243 Students
13% Minority
15 Schools
6,130 Students
6% Minority
11 Schools
4,608 Students
4% Minority
54 Schools
26,898 Students
12% Minority
11 Schools
4,690 Students
9% Minority
86 Schools
44,725 Students
10% Minority
8 Schools
3,289 Students
5% Minority
107 Schools
63,645 Students
26% Minority
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