Top 10 Best Pennsylvania Public Schools (2022)

Pennsylvania is the #8 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,705,456 students across the 2,981 public schools for the 2022 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Pennsylvania is 45%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 62%.
The top ranked public schools in Pennsylvania are Central High School, Downingtown Stem Academy and Masterman Julia R Sec School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 34% (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 Ranked Public Schools in Pennsylvania (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Central High School
Magnet School
Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1700 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 276-5262
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Downingtown Stem Academy
Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
335 Manor Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 269-8460
Rank: #33.
Masterman Julia R Sec School
Magnet School
Math: 97% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 97% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: 5-12
1699 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 299-4661
Rank: #44.
Northwest Pa Collegiate Academy
Magnet School
Math: 95% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 95% (Top 1%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
2825 State St
Erie, PA 16508
(814) 874-6300
Rank: #55.
Peters Township High School
Math: 94% | Reading: 96%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
264 E Mcmurray Rd
Canonsburg, PA 15317
(724) 941-6250
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Bower Hill Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-3
424 Bower Hill Road
Venetia, PA 15367
(724) 941-0913
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Fairview Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
738 Dorseyville Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 963-9315
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Pleasant Valley Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-3
250 E Mcmurray Rd
Canonsburg, PA 15317
(724) 941-6260
Rank: #99.
Franklin Towne Chs
Charter School
Math: 95% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 95% (Top 1%)
Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
5301 Tacony St Building 108, B
Philadelphia, PA 19137
(215) 289-5000
Rank: #1010.
Upper Saint Clair High School
Math: 89% | Reading: 96%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
Math: 89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1825 Mclaughlin Run Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
(412) 833-1600

Best Pennsylvania Public Schools by County (2022)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
26
13,969
20%
281
142,617
33%
51
31,713
19%
98
65,331
43%
33
17,414
8%
123
86,287
23%
39
26,613
6%
38
17,311
13%
22
8,792
13%
34
14,348
13%
113
81,584
31%
26
10,468
9%
72
46,901
48%
108
74,579
48%
10
3,410
5%
69
38,018
26%
40
17,840
12%
41
21,753
22%
14
4,845
3%
10
2,580
11%
112
67,100
33%
25
11,899
14%
35
19,669
29%
83
54,640
52%
64
41,781
34%
32
15,749
16%
14
6,035
5%
39
14,114
18%
29
23,313
47%
157
117,347
36%
15
6,088
7%
305
192,172
86%
14
9,326
26%
10
2,259
3%
14
5,454
4%
10
4,243
13%
11
4,608
4%
11
4,690
9%
107
63,645
26%

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