Top 10 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania (2024)

The top ranked public high schools in Pennsylvania are Central High School, Downingtown Stem Academy and New Hope-solebury High School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public high schools are Bala Cynwyd, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr.
A school's overall testing rank is based on a it's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. The average percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Pennsylvania is 36%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 55%.

Top Ranked Public High Schools in Pennsylvania (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Central High School
Magnet School
(Math: 96% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 96% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1700 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 400-3590
Rank: #22.
Downingtown Stem Academy
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
335 Manor Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 269-8460
Rank: #33.
New Hope-solebury High School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
182 W Bridge St
New Hope, PA 18938
(215) 862-2028
Rank: #44.
Wissahickon Sr. High School
(Math: 94% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
521 Houston Rd
Ambler, PA 19002
(215) 619-8112
Rank: #55.
Mt Lebanon Sr. High School
(Math: 93% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 93% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
155 Cochran Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
(412) 344-2003
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Garnet Valley High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
552 Smithbridge Rd
Glen Mills, PA 19342
(610) 579-7745
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Norwin Sr. High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
251 Mcmahon Dr
Irwin, PA 15642
(724) 861-3005
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Upper Saint Clair High School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 92% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1825 Mclaughlin Run Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
(412) 833-1600
Rank: #99.
Radnor Sr. High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
130 King Of Prussia Rd
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 293-0855
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Fox Chapel Area High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
611 Field Club Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 967-2430
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Great Valley High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
225 North Phoenixville Pike
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 889-1900
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
South Fayette Twp High School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
3640 Old Oakdale Rd
Mc Donald, PA 15057
(412) 221-4542
Rank: #1313.
Downingtown High School East Campus
(Math: 94% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 88% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
50 Devon Drive
Exton, PA 19341
(610) 363-6400
Rank: #1414.
Thomas Jefferson High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 88% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
830 Old Clairton Rd
Clairton, PA 15025
(412) 655-8610
Rank: #1515.
North Allegheny High School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 88% (Top 5%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
10375 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA 15090
(724) 934-7200
Rank: #1616.
Freeport Area Sr. High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
625 South Pike Rd
Sarver, PA 16055
(724) 295-5143
Rank: #1717.
Lehigh Valley Charter High School For Th
Charter School
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
321 E. Third St
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 868-2971
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Bethel Park High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 88% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
309 Church Rd
Bethel Park, PA 15102
(412) 854-8581
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
West Chester Bayard Rustin High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 88% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1100 Shiloh Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(484) 266-4300
Rank: #2020.
Masterman Julia R Sec School
Magnet School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 98%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
Grades: 5-12
1699 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 400-7580
Rank: #2121.
Penn Trafford High School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 92% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
3381 Route 130
Harrison City, PA 15636
(724) 744-4471
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Downingtown High School West Campus
(Math: 94% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 84% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
445 Manor Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 269-4400
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
State College Area High School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 91% (Top 5%)
Reading: 86% (Top 5%)
Grades: 8-12
650 Westerly Pkwy
State College, PA 16801
(814) 231-1111
Rank: #2424.
Southern Lehigh Sr. High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 84% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
5800 Main St
Center Valley, PA 18034
(610) 282-1421
Rank: #2525.
Peters Twp High School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 87% (Top 5%)
Reading: 86% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
121 Rolling Hills Dr.
Canonsburg, PA 15317
(724) 941-6250
Rank: #2626.
Hampton High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 83% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
2929 Mccully Rd
Allison Park, PA 15101
(412) 492-6376
Rank: #2727.
Lower Merion High School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80% (Top 10%)
Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
315 E Montgomery Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003
(610) 645-1810
Rank: #28 - 3028. - 30.
Camp Hill Sr. High School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
100 S 24th St
Camp Hill, PA 17011
(717) 901-2500
Rank: #28 - 3028. - 30.
Danville Area Sr. High School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
733 Ironmen Lane
Danville, PA 17821
(570) 271-3268
Rank: #28 - 3028. - 30.
Northwest Pa Collegiate Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
2825 State St
Erie, PA 16508
(814) 874-6300
Rank: #3131.
Upper Dublin High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 84% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
800 Loch Alsh Ave
Fort Washington, PA 19034
(215) 643-8900
Rank: #3232.
Beaver Area Sr. High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
Gypsy Glen Rd
Beaver, PA 15009
(724) 774-0251
Rank: #3333.
Harriton Sr. High School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 81% (Top 10%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
600 N Ithan Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 658-3950
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Franklin Regional Sr. High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 83% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
3200 School Rd
Murrysville, PA 15668
(724) 327-5456
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
West Chester East High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 83% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
450 Ellis Ln
West Chester, PA 19380
(484) 266-3800
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