The Top 100 Philadelphia-Area Public Schools 2012

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Public School
Size
Pct.
to
Coll.
SAT
(CR/M/W)
PSSA/
HSPA
(R/M)
Std:
Fac
Ratio
Instr.
Spending
1Masterman41399620/652/626100/9818:1$6,516
2Lower Merion125993585/588/57588/8311:1$16,661
3Unionville137993572/581/56496/9015:1$10,078
4Conestoga205395578/601/57693/9015:1$10,788
5Harriton108396564/586/56789/8310:1$16,661
6Haddonfield76294568/577/56999/9611:1$7,171
7Lower Moreland71298539/569/56092/8012:1$10,361
8Radnor117390563/596/56188/8513:1$12,026
9Great Valley125093558/562/54793/8713:1$11,097
10Strath Haven121290567/588/55391/8613:1$10,639
11New Hope-Solebury49895562/578/54788/7712:1$12,700
12Jenkintown20694534/540/55290/8110:1$14,259
13Central Bucks East164193549/579/55991/8617:1$7,475
14Council Rock North203393556/574/55790/8415:1$9,765
15Upper Dublin145692549/580/54988/7914:1$10,032
16Moorestown140492561/588/55796/9011:1$7,534
17Wissahickon145893535/562/54589/8113:1$11,540
18Downingtown East173986539/561/53790/8914:1$8,350
19Central236097544/572/53599/9822:1$6,516
20Penncrest134090526/548/53284/7413:1$11,471
21Cherry Hill East207193546/576/55599/9413:1$7,482
22Central Bucks West145885548/556/54390/8417:1$7,475
23Council Rock South204693532/563/53286/7715:1$9,765
24Henderson125987537/549/52390/7914:1$9,382
25Methacton175789530/572/52282/7715:1$9,536
26Shawnee160894543/551/53398/9112:1$8,227
27Garnet Valley149390506/544/50991/8314:1$10,031
28Central Bucks South185588529/549/53590/8417:1$7,475
29Downingtown West151284526/540/51088/8214:1$8,350
30Owen J. Roberts147488525/526/52279/7314:1$8,958
31Phoenixville Area91385514/535/51182/7012:1$12,347
32North Penn305488531/556/52182/8114:1$9,653
33Springfield Twp.64586519/524/51284/6712:1$11,746
34Eastern103988535/567/54394/8714:1$6,799
35Girard Academic Music Program24197483/501/47884/8016:1$6,516
36West Chester East136486518/533/51482/7815:1$9,382
37Hatboro-Horsham165588512/547/50581/8113:1$9,857
38Bayard Rustin133388520/527/50884/7615:1$9,382
39Cheltenham146987513/520/50579/7313:1$12,530
40Plymouth Whitemarsh156289506/528/49689/8315:1$12,322
41Perkiomen Valley179088532/550/51882/7417:1$8,617
42Upper Merion Area114291501/522/49279/7213:1$12,008
43Seneca136394506/527/50896/9011:1$8,227
44Spring-Ford Senior233388515/544/49978/7715:1$9,184
45Avon Grove179182516/532/49783/8116:1$7,238
46Springfield120495491/523/48486/7215:1$9,720
47Lenape201694509/547/50596/8511:1$8,227
48MaST Community CS41587511/518/49482/7916:1ND
49Abington Senior183087504/526/49880/7816:1$10,147
50Marple Newtown114083502/514/48881/7014:1$10,461
51Cherokee238894508/531/49798/8811:1$8,227
52Kennett126977534/534/51973/6415:1$9,082
53Quakertown117586509/526/48785/7215:1$9,540
54Haddon Twp.57188494/511/48095/8610:1$6,550
55Palisades66772528/546/51681/7413:1$10,761
56Pennridge234585511/530/49684/8116:1$8,562
57Academy at Palumbo64296476/488/44693/8420:1$6,516
58Bodine55294464/467/45592/8516:1$6,516
59Souderton219376512/531/49488/8617:1$9,159
60Haverford178170523/533/50687/7420:1$9,712
61Cherry Hill West152693504/519/51895/8412:1$7,482
62Creative and Performing Arts68391504/472/49686/6716:1$6,516
63Renaissance Academy CS24291485/472/46783/6313:1ND
64Clearview Regional160286498/530/49398/8614:1$5,926
65Science Leadership Academy48489485/485/47286/7519:1$6,516
66Washington Twp.251990493/507/49198/8811:1$7,897
67Avon Grove CS25677516/508/48989/5213:1ND
68Pitman41394499/517/48095/8410:1$7,416
69Upper Moreland96385497/508/47375/6215:1$9,338
70Upper Perkiomen98274509/519/50177/7215:1$8,966
71Northern Burlington County Reg.118685502/497/50096/8711:1$7,339
72Pennsbury322182513/527/49684/7315:1$10,504
73Haddon Heights67593488/497/47493/8610:1$8,013
74Cinnaminson73385492/502/48497/8110:1$7,591
75Carver (Engineering and Science)72394466/498/44480/7625:1$6,516
76Neshaminy271082492/519/48175/6715:1$10,476
77Kingsway Regional148782494/521/49694/8514:1$5,702
78Pottsgrove107577505/504/48668/5515:1$9,414
79Audubon57682487/506/48095/7710:1$7,345
80Burlington Twp.123989461/489/46289/7812:1$7,628
81Girls99388463/471/45889/8219:1$6,516
82William Tennent188181488/500/47174/6716:1$9,425
83Timber Creek143788482/494/48095/7614:1$6,505
84Delran89980472/497/46786/7112:1$6,449
85West Deptford91187481/495/46992/8013:1$6,088
86Sun Valley111781457/472/44673/6214:1$7,890
87Oxford Area118668500/500/46278/7117:1$7,073
88Collegium CS187100473/404/40472/4312:1ND
89Ridley206178475/497/45573/7914:1$9,011
90Bordentown Regional70887483/498/47489/6912:1$6,483
91Palmyra31395457/446/45486/618:1$7,398
92Rancocas Valley Regional201781483/503/46992/7914:1$6,104
93Clayton33877464/496/44991/799:1$6,168
94Bensalem194582475/490/45969/6616:1$11,008
95Triton Regional155788483/514/47893/7415:1$6,505
96Maple Shade64886462/497/46392/8113:1$7,022
97Deptford Twp.107083453/487/44488/7511:1$7,036
98Interboro122283461/468/44571/5814:1$9,423
99Octorara86461500/505/47764/5418:1$9,166
100Delsea Regional119678467/493/46092/8313:1$6,656

Number of Students: Total enrollment for 9th through 12th grades; some schools are 10th through 12th.
Percent to College: Percentage of graduates attending a 2- or 4-year college.
SAT (CR/M/W): Average scores in SAT critical reading, math and writing exams.
PSSA/HSPA (R/M): Percentage of students graded proficient or above in the state standardized PSSA (PA) or HSPA (NJ) tests in reading and math; because the tests are scored differently, the figures are not directly comparable between the states.
Student/Faculty Ratio: Average number of students per faculty member in school (some figures are district-wide).
Instructional spending: Per capita instructional spending in district. ND: Indicates that no data is available.

  • ICDogg

    “Valley of darkness”… sounds like a good term to describe the recent performances of Kevin Kolb.