Top 10 Best Reading Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 50 public schools serving 39,044 students in Reading, PA (there are 33 private schools, serving 3,763 private students). 91% of all K-12 students in Reading, PA are educated in public schools (compared to the PA state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in Reading, PA are Wilson High School, Exeter Twp Sr. High School and Wyomissing Hills El Center. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Reading, PA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 55% statewide average). Schools in Reading have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Pennsylvania public schools.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Pennsylvania public school average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Reading, PA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Wilson High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2601 Grandview Boulevard
Reading, PA 19609
(610) 670-0180
Grades: 9-12
| 2,024 students
Rank: #22.
Exeter Twp Sr. High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
201 E 37th St
Reading, PA 19606
(610) 779-3060
Grades: 9-12
| 1,264 students
Rank: #33.
Wyomissing Hills El Center
(Math: 60% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
110 Woodland Rd
Reading, PA 19610
(610) 374-0739
Grades: K-4
| 629 students
Rank: #44.
West Reading El Center
(Math: 41% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
421 Chestnut St
Reading, PA 19611
(610) 374-0739
Grades: 5-6
| 280 students
Rank: #55.
Owatin Creek Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5000 Boyertown Pike
Reading, PA 19606
(610) 406-4580
Grades: K-4
| 537 students
Rank: #66.
Reiffton School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4355 Dunham Drive
Reading, PA 19606
(610) 779-7640
Grades: 5-6
| 617 students
Rank: #77.
Muhlenberg High School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
400 Sharp Avenue
Reading, PA 19605
(610) 921-8078
Grades: 10-12
| 1,062 students
Rank: #88.
Wyomissing Area Jr. Sr. High School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
630 Evans Ave
Reading, PA 19610
(610) 374-0739
Grades: 7-12
| 874 students
Rank: #99.
Governor Mifflin Sr. High School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
101 S Waverly St
Reading, PA 19607
(610) 775-5089
Grades: 9-12
| 1,482 students
Rank: #1010.
Mifflin Park Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
598 Governor Dr
Reading, PA 19607
(610) 898-1489
Grades: K-4
| 471 students
Rank: #1111.
Cornwall Terrace Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3100 Iroquois Ave.
Reading, PA 19609
(610) 670-0180
Grades: K-5
| 520 students
Rank: #1212.
Shiloh Hills Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Sage Drive
Reading, PA 19609
(610) 670-0180
Grades: K-5
| 524 students
Rank: #1313.
Spring Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1211 Broadcasting Rd
Reading, PA 19609
(610) 670-0180
Grades: K-5
| 533 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Brecknock Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1332 Alleghenyville Rd
Reading, PA 19607
(610) 775-5079
Grades: K-4
| 495 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Lorane Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
699 Rittenhouse Dr
Reading, PA 19606
(610) 582-8608
Grades: K-4
| 456 students
Rank: #1616.
Exeter Twp Jhs
(Math: 29% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
151 E 39th St
Reading, PA 19606
(610) 779-3320
Grades: 7-8
| 616 students
Rank: #1717.
Whitfield Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2700 Van Reed Rd
Reading, PA 19609
(610) 670-0180
Grades: K-5
| 612 students
Rank: #1818.
Jacksonwald Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Church Lane
Reading, PA 19606
(610) 779-1820
Grades: K-4
| 383 students
Rank: #1919.
Green Valley Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
270 Green Valley Road
Reading, PA 19609
(610) 670-0180
Grades: K-5
| 568 students
Rank: #2020.
Cumru Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Philadelphia Avenue
Reading, PA 19607
(610) 775-5081
Grades: PK-4
| 410 students
Rank: #2121.
Wilson West MiddleSchool
(Math: 23% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
450 Faust Road
Reading, PA 19609
(610) 670-0180
Grades: 6-8
| 742 students
Rank: #2222.
Reading Sr. High School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
801 N 13th St
Reading, PA 19604
(610) 371-5705
Grades: 9-12
| 5,498 students
Rank: #2323.
Intermediate School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
600 Governor Dr
Reading, PA 19607
(610) 775-5083
Grades: 5-6
| 546 students
Rank: #2424.
Wilson Southern MiddleSchool
(Math: 20% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3100 Iroquois Ave
Reading, PA 19609
(610) 670-0180
Grades: 6-8
| 768 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Antietam Ms/hs
(Math: 17% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Antietam Rd
Reading, PA 19606
(610) 779-3545
Grades: 7-12
| 547 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Mt Penn Elementary School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2310 Cumberland Ave
Reading, PA 19606
(610) 779-3547
Grades: 3-6
| 320 students
Rank: #2727.
Muhlenberg El Center
(Math: 27% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
610 Sharp Avenue
Reading, PA 19605
(610) 921-8028
Grades: K-3
| 1,092 students
Rank: #2828.
Governor Mifflin MiddleSchool
(Math: 14% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
130 East Lancaster Avenue
Reading, PA 19607
(610) 775-1465
Grades: 7-8
| 619 students
Rank: #2929.
Reading Muhlenberg Ctc
Vocational School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2615 Warren Road
Reading, PA 19604
(610) 921-7300
Grades: 9-12
| 18 students
Rank: #3030.
C E Cole Intermediate School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
801 Bellevue Avenue
Reading, PA 19605
(610) 921-8000
Grades: 4-6
| 897 students
Rank: #3131.
Muhlenberg MiddleSchool
(Math: 14% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
801 E Bellevue Ave
Reading, PA 19605
(610) 921-8034
Grades: 7-9
| 1,061 students
Rank: #32 - 3532. - 35.
Glenside Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Lackawanna St
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 371-5913
Grades: PK-4
| 314 students
Rank: #32 - 3532. - 35.
Lauers Park Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
251 N 2nd St
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 371-5960
Grades: PK-4
| 569 students
Rank: #32 - 3532. - 35.
Northwest Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
820 Clinton Street
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 371-5904
Grades: PK-4
| 554 students
Rank: #32 - 3532. - 35.
Twelfth & Marion Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 N 12th St
Reading, PA 19604
(610) 371-5788
Grades: PK-4
| 539 students
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Reading, Pennsylvania Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
510 Lackawanna St
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 371-5280
Grades: 6
| 288 students
1700 City Line Ave
Reading, PA 19604
(610) 371-4501
Grades: 6
| 382 students
401 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19601
(855) 453-2327
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
400 Dorchester Ave
Reading, PA 19609
(610) 670-0180
Grades: K-5
| 131 students
810 Brownsville Rd
Reading, PA 19608
(610) 670-1755
Grades: K-6
| 160 students
201 North 25th Street
Reading, PA 19606
(610) 370-2898
Grades: K-1
| n/a students
400 Summit Ave
Reading, PA 19611
(610) 320-8952
Grades: 6
| 390 students
905 Margaret St
Reading, PA 19611
(610) 371-1166
Grades: 6
| 287 students
300 Chestnut St
Reading, PA 19602
(610) 371-5934
Grades: 6-7
| 495 students
901 Margaret St
Reading, PA 19611
(610) 371-5928
Grades: PK-5
| 491 students
2173 Garfield Ave
Reading, PA 19609
(610) 670-0180
Grades: K-5
| 193 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Reading, PA?
The top ranked public schools in Reading, PA include Wilson High School, Exeter Twp Sr. High School and Wyomissing Hills El Center.
How many public schools are located in Reading, PA?
50 public schools are located in Reading, PA.
What percentage of students in Reading, PA go to public school?
91% of all K-12 students in Reading, PA are educated in public schools (compared to the PA state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in Reading, PA?
Reading, PA public schools minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Pennsylvania public schools average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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