Top 10 Best Armstrong County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 20 public schools serving 8,833 students in Armstrong County, PA (there are 5 private schools, serving 314 private students). 97% of all K-12 students in Armstrong County, PA are educated in public schools (compared to the PA state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in Armstrong County, PA are Dayton Elementary School, Kiski Area North Primary School and South Buffalo Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Armstrong County, PA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 55% statewide average). Schools in Armstrong County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Pennsylvania public schools.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Pennsylvania public school average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Armstrong County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dayton Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
175 E. Grant Avenue
Dayton, PA 16222
(814) 257-8816
Grades: K-6
| 204 students
Rank: #22.
Kiski Area North Primary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1048 School Road
Leechburg, PA 15656
(724) 845-2032
Grades: K-4
| 505 students
Rank: #33.
South Buffalo Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
562 Freeport Rd
Freeport, PA 16229
(724) 295-9510
Grades: K-5
| 246 students
Rank: #44.
West Hills Primary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
181 Heritage Park Drive
Kittanning, PA 16201
(724) 548-7651
Grades: K-3
| 560 students
Rank: #55.
Buffalo Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
500 Sarver Rd
Freeport, PA 16229
(724) 353-9577
Grades: K-5
| 574 students
Rank: #66.
Freeport Area MiddleSchool
Math: 39% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
629 South Pike Rd.
Freeport, PA 16229
(724) 295-9020
Grades: 6-8
| 435 students
Rank: #77.
Elderton Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
239 S. Lytle Street
Elderton, PA 15736
(724) 354-2131
Grades: K-6
| 220 students
Rank: #88.
David Leech Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
200 Siberian Ave
Leechburg, PA 15656
(724) 845-6071
Grades: PK-5
| 286 students
Rank: #99.
Shannock Valley Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
210 Cowanshannock Avenue
Rural Valley, PA 16249
(724) 783-6991
Grades: K-6
| 340 students
Rank: #1010.
West Hills Intermediate School
Math: 37% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
175 Heritage Park Drive
Kittanning, PA 16201
(724) 543-1121
Grades: 4-6
| 498 students
Rank: #1111.
Sugarcreek Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1290 State Route 268
Cowansville, PA 16218
(724) 545-2409
Grades: K-6
| 204 students
Rank: #1212.
West Shamokin Jr. Sr. High School
Math: 30% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
178 Wolf Drive
Rural Valley, PA 16249
(724) 783-7040
Grades: 7-12
| 529 students
Rank: #1313.
Armstrong Jr. Sr. High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
300 Buffington Dr
Kittanning, PA 16201
(724) 548-7600
Grades: 7-12
| 1,530 students
Rank: #1414.
Lenape Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2300 Center Ave
Ford City, PA 16226
(724) 763-5299
Grades: K-6
| 750 students
Rank: #1515.
Lenape Tech
Vocational School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2215 Chaplin Avenue
Ford City, PA 16226
(724) 763-7116
Grades: 9-12
| 536 students
Rank: #1616.
Apollo-ridge Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1831 State Route 56
Spring Church, PA 15686
(724) 478-6000
Grades: PK-5
| 516 students
Rank: #1717.
Leechburg Area MiddleSchool
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
215 1st St.
Leechburg, PA 15656
(724) 845-7701
Grades: 6-8
| 156 students
Rank: #1818.
Apollo-ridge MiddleSchool
Math: 12% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1829 State Route 56
Spring Church, PA 15686
(724) 478-6000
Grades: 6-8
| 284 students
Rank: n/an/a
Apollo-ridge High School
Math: 60-64%
1825 State Route 56
Spring Church, PA 15686
(724) 478-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 291 students
Rank: n/an/a
Leechburg Area High School
Math: 60-69%
215 1st St
Leechburg, PA 15656
(724) 842-0571
Grades: 9-12
| 169 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Armstrong County, PA

Armstrong County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
705 Butler Rd
Kittanning, PA 16201
(724) 545-3212
Grades: 1
| 170 students
239 South Lytle St
Elderton, PA 15736
(724) 354-3153
Grades: 7-12
| 304 students
4th Ave And 11th St
Ford City, PA 16226
(724) 763-5289
Grades: 7-12
| 689 students
325 4th St
Freeport, PA 16229
(724) 295-9020
Grades: 7-8
| 279 students
408 High St
Freeport, PA 16229
(724) 295-9250
Grades: K
| 129 students
210 N Mckean St
Kittanning, PA 16201
(724) 543-1295
Grades: 7-8
| 356 students
1200 Orr Ave
Kittanning, PA 16201
(724) 543-1591
Grades: 9-12
| 615 students
598 Silvis Hollow Rd
Kittanning, PA 16201
(724) 548-7696
Grades: K-6
| 160 students
Po Box 118
North Apollo, PA 15673
(724) 478-2204
Grades: 1-2
| 139 students
Rr 4 Box 316
Kittanning, PA 16201
(724) 545-1723
Grades: K-5
| 251 students
Po Box 147
Spring Church, PA 15686
(724) 478-1129
Grades: K
| 121 students
2780 Oneida Valley Rd
Parker, PA 16049
(724) 894-2831
Grades: K-6
| 330 students
838 Butler Rd
Kittanning, PA 16201
(724) 548-7651
Grades: 2-5
| 598 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Armstrong County, PA?
The top ranked public schools in Armstrong County, PA include Dayton Elementary School, Kiski Area North Primary School and South Buffalo Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Armstrong County, PA?
20 public schools are located in Armstrong County, PA.
What percentage of students in Armstrong County, PA go to public school?
97% of all K-12 students in Armstrong County, PA are educated in public schools (compared to the PA state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in Armstrong County, PA?
Armstrong County, PA public schools minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Pennsylvania public schools average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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