Top 10 Best Chester County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 107 public schools serving 86,496 students in Chester County, PA (there are 117 private schools, serving 14,715 private students). 85% of all K-12 students in Chester County, PA are educated in public schools (compared to the PA state average of 86%). Chester County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Pennsylvania.
The top ranked public schools in Chester County, PA are Downingtown Stem Academy, Hillside Elementary School and Unionville High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Chester County, PA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 65% (versus the 55% statewide average). Schools in Chester County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of Pennsylvania public schools.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the Pennsylvania public school average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Chester County Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Downingtown Stem Academy
(Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
335 Manor Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 269-8460
Grades: 9-12
| 883 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Hillside Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
507 Howellville Rd
Berwyn, PA 19312
(610) 240-1500
Grades: K-4
| 440 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Unionville High School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 96% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
750 Unionville Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
(610) 347-1600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,348 students
Rank: #44.
Conestoga Sr. High School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 92% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
200 Irish Rd
Berwyn, PA 19312
(610) 240-1000
Grades: 9-12
| 2,335 students
Rank: #55.
Great Valley High School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 96% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
225 North Phoenixville Pike
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 889-1900
Grades: 9-12
| 1,402 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Beaumont Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
575 Beaumont Rd
Devon, PA 19333
(610) 240-1400
Grades: K-4
| 465 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Devon Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
400 S Fairfield Rd
Devon, PA 19333
(610) 240-1450
Grades: K-4
| 396 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Pickering Valley Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
121 Byers Rd
Chester Springs, PA 19425
(610) 458-5324
Grades: K-5
| 440 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Pocopson Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1105 Pocopson Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 793-9241
Grades: K-5
| 512 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Uwchlan Hills Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
50 Peck Rd
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 269-5656
Grades: K-5
| 505 students
Rank: #1111.
East Goshen Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
800 N Chester Rd
West Chester, PA 19380
(484) 266-1500
Grades: K-5
| 504 students
Rank: #1212.
Downingtown High School East Campus
(Math: 87% | Reading: 90% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
50 Devon Drive
Exton, PA 19341
(610) 363-6400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,702 students
Rank: #1313.
West Chester Bayard Rustin High School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 88% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1100 Shiloh Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(484) 266-4300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,215 students
Rank: #1414.
Downingtown High School West Campus
(Math: 84% | Reading: 89% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
445 Manor Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 269-4400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,797 students
Rank: #1515.
West Chester Henderson High School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 87% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
400 Montgomery Ave
West Chester, PA 19380
(484) 266-3300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,431 students
Rank: #1616.
Brandywine-wallace Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
435 Dilworth Rd
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 269-2083
Grades: K-5
| 497 students
Rank: #1717.
Shamona Creek Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
501 Dorlan Mill Rd
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 458-8703
Grades: K-5
| 564 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Charlestown Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2060 Charlestown Rd
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 935-1555
Grades: K-5
| 371 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
West Vincent Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2750 Conestoga Road
Chester Springs, PA 19425
(610) 469-5108
Grades: K-6
| 617 students
Rank: #2020.
Tredyffrin-easttown MiddleSchool
(Math: 66% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
801 Conestoga Rd
Berwyn, PA 19312
(610) 240-1200
Grades: 5-8
| 1,052 students
Rank: #2121.
West Chester East High School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 86% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
450 Ellis Ln
West Chester, PA 19380
(484) 266-3800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,226 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
East Ward Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
435 Washington Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 269-8282
Grades: K-5
| 519 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Unionville Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1775 W Doe Run Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
(610) 347-1700
Grades: K-5
| 344 students
Rank: #2424.
West Bradford Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1475 Broadrun Rd
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 384-9030
Grades: K-5
| 653 students
Rank: #2525.
Bradford Hgts Elementary School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1330 Romig Rd
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 269-6021
Grades: K-5
| 538 students
Rank: #2626.
Mary C Howse Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
641 W Boot Rd
West Chester, PA 19380
(484) 266-1300
Grades: K-5
| 481 students
Rank: #2727.
Lionville Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
526 W Uwchlan Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 363-6580
Grades: K-5
| 642 students
Rank: #2828.
Springton Manor Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
400 Fairview Road
Glenmoore, PA 19343
(610) 942-8950
Grades: K-5
| 604 students
Rank: #2929.
Westtown-thornbury Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
750 Westbourne Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(484) 266-1800
Grades: K-5
| 543 students
Rank: #3030.
Lionville MiddleSchool
(Math: 59% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
550 W Uwchlan Ave
Exton, PA 19341
(610) 524-6300
Grades: 7-8
| 1,031 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Hillsdale Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
725 W Market St
West Chester, PA 19382
(484) 266-2000
Grades: K-5
| 556 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Sarah W Starkweather Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1050 Wilmington Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
(484) 266-2200
Grades: K-5
| 557 students
Rank: #3333.
General Wayne Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
20 Devon Road
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 647-6651
Grades: K-5
| 623 students
Rank: #34 - 3634. - 36.
East Bradford Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
820 Frank Rd
West Chester, PA 19380
(484) 266-2100
Grades: K-5
| 455 students
Rank: #34 - 3634. - 36.
Fern Hill Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
915 Lincoln Ave
West Chester, PA 19380
(484) 266-1600
Grades: K-5
| 399 students
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Chester County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
21st Century Cyber Charter School (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
Charter School
1245 Wrights Lane
West Chester, PA 19380
(484) 875-5400
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
545 E Lincoln Hwy
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 383-3755
Grades: K-5
| 326 students
1425 E Lincoln Hwy
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 383-3735
Grades: 9-10
| 1,221 students
1191 Hares Hill Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(484) 927-5350
Grades: 1-5
| 410 students
225 Barnsley Rd
Oxford, PA 19363
(610) 932-8998
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
296 Reeceville Rd
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 383-3770
Grades: K-5
| 327 students
351 Kersey St
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 384-6253
Grades: PK
| n/a students
351 Kersey St
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 383-3740
Grades: 6-12
| 71 students
139 Modena Rd
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 383-4311
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
409 Center St
Kennett Square, PA 19348
(610) 444-6260
Grades: K-5
| 491 students
256 Reeceville Rd
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 383-3745
Grades: 6-8
| 355 students
228 Highland Rd
Atglen, PA 19310
(610) 593-8223
Grades: 7-8
| 382 students
100 School Lane
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(484) 927-5450
Grades: K
| 294 students
446 West Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 696-0333
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students
600 Doe Run Rd
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 383-3750
Grades: 6-8
| 533 students
900 Ryan Blvd
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 486-2273
Grades: Inquire with school
| 24 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Chester County, PA?
The top ranked public schools in Chester County, PA include Downingtown Stem Academy, Hillside Elementary School and Unionville High School. Chester County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Pennsylvania.
How many public schools are located in Chester County, PA?
107 public schools are located in Chester County, PA.
What percentage of students in Chester County, PA go to public school?
85% of all K-12 students in Chester County, PA are educated in public schools (compared to the PA state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in Chester County, PA?
Chester County, PA public schools minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the Pennsylvania public schools average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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