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For the 2021 school year, there are 145 blue ribbon public schools serving 76,030 students in Pennsylvania.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Pennsylvania are Central High School, Masterman Julia R Sec School and Northwest Pa Collegiate Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Pennsylvania blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 65% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 79% (versus the 63% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the Pennsylvania public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Pennsylvania Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #11.
    Central High School Magnet School
    Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1700 W Olney Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
    (215) 276-5262

    2,371 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #22.
    Masterman Julia R Sec School Magnet School
    Math: 96% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1699 Spring Garden St
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
    (215) 299-4661

    1,197 student
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #33.
    Northwest Pa Collegiate Academy Magnet School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2825 State St
    Erie, PA 16508
    (814) 874-6300

    853 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #44.
    Fairview Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    738 Dorseyville Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238
    (412) 963-9315

    358 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #55.
    Hampton High School Math: 91% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2929 Mccully Rd
    Allison Park, PA 15101
    (412) 492-6376

    1,000 student
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #66.
    Strath Haven High School Math: 90% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    205 S Providence Rd
    Wallingford, PA 19086
    (610) 892-3470

    1,171 student
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #7-107.- 10.
    Fairview High School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    7460 Mccray Rd
    Fairview, PA 16415
    (814) 474-2600

    517 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #7-107.- 10.
    Franklin Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2401 Rochester Rd
    Sewickley, PA 15143
    (412) 366-9663

    351 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #7-107.- 10.
    Pleasant Valley Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    250 E Mcmurray Rd
    Canonsburg, PA 15317
    (724) 941-6260

    407 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #7-107.- 10.
    Wexford Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    250 Brown Road
    Wexford, PA 15090
    (724) 935-4631

    446 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #1111.
    Wissahickon Senior High School Math: 91% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    521 Houston Rd
    Ambler, PA 19002
    (215) 619-8112

    1,360 student
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #1212.
    Franklin Towne Chs Charter School
    Math: 89% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5301 Tacony St Building 108, B
    Philadelphia, PA 19137
    (215) 289-5000

    1,162 student
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #1313.
    Mars Area Senior High School Math: 88% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    520 Route 228
    Mars, PA 16046
    (724) 625-1581

    1,087 student
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #14-1714.- 17.
    Danville Area Senior High School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    733 Ironmen Lane
    Danville, PA 17821
    (570) 271-3268

    667 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #14-1714.- 17.
    New Hope-solebury High School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    182 W Bridge St
    New Hope, PA 18938
    (215) 862-2028

    520 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #14-1714.- 17.
    Sunrise Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    171 Sunrise Dr
    Irwin, PA 15642
    (724) 864-6700

    313 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #14-1714.- 17.
    Wrightstown Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    729 Penns Park Rd
    Newtown, PA 18940
    (215) 944-2300

    207 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #1818.
    Pocopson Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1105 Pocopson Road
    West Chester, PA 19382
    (610) 793-9241

    583 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #1919.
    High School Of Engineering & Science Carver High School Magnet School
    Math: 84% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1600 W Norris St
    Philadelphia, PA 19121
    (215) 684-5079

    889 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #2020.
    Greenwood High School Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    405 E Sunbury St
    Millerstown, PA 17062
    (717) 589-3116

    226 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #2121.
    Chadds Ford Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3 Baltimore Pike
    Chadds Ford, PA 19317
    (610) 388-1112

    345 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #2222.
    York Suburban Senior High School Math: 86% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1800 Hollywood Dr
    York, PA 17403
    (717) 885-1270

    914 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #2323.
    Pickering Valley Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    121 Byers Rd
    Chester Springs, PA 19425
    (610) 458-5324

    483 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #2424.
    Merion Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    549 S Bowman Ave
    Merion Station, PA 19066
    (610) 645-1470

    602 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #25-2925.- 29.
    Baker Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2300 Morton Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241
    (412) 833-1600

    380 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #25-2925.- 29.
    North East High School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1901 Freeport Rd
    North East, PA 16428
    (814) 725-8671

    517 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #25-2925.- 29.
    Southern Columbia High School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    812 Southern Drive
    Catawissa, PA 17820
    (570) 356-3450

    417 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #25-2925.- 29.
    Whitemarsh Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4120 Joshua Rd
    Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
    (610) 828-9092

    402 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #25-2925.- 29.
    Windber Area High School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2301 Graham Ave
    Windber, PA 15963
    (814) 467-4567

    355 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #3030.
    Rose Tree Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1101 First Ave
    Media, PA 19063
    (610) 627-7201

    403 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #3131.
    Sabold Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    468 E Thomson Ave
    Springfield, PA 19064
    (610) 938-6500

    625 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #3232.
    Mccormick Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2801 Beaver Grade Rd
    Coraopolis, PA 15108
    (412) 264-9440

    191 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #3333.
    Afton Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1673 Quarry Rd
    Morrisville, PA 19067
    (215) 321-8540

    595 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #3434.
    Devon Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    400 S Fairfield Rd
    Devon, PA 19333
    (610) 240-1450

    603 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #3535.
    Peters Township Middle School Math: 76% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    625 E Mcmurray Rd
    Canonsburg, PA 15317
    (724) 941-2688

    632 students
    Year: 2013
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