Local Schools Make Newsweek List of Top 500 in Nation

And three are singled out for high achievement with low-income kids.

Newsweek just released its latest list of the Top 500 high schools in the nation, along with a new “Beating the Odds” list of schools that do a good job of preparing students for college while “overcoming the obstacles posed by students at an economic disadvantage.” Five local schools made the latter list: Charter School of Wilmington, 85th, Lower Merion High School, ranked 167th; Wissahickon Senior High School, 284th, and Multicultural Charter School, 289th, and Franklin Learning Center, 306th, both of which are in Philadelphia. Wilmington, Lower Merion and Wissahickon each earned a special “star” indicating that they help low-income students score at or above average on state assessments.

Local schools appearing on the general Top 500 High Schools list are: 

In Delaware:

Charter School of Wilmington, 15th

In New Jersey:

Haddonfield Memorial High School, 84th

Cherry Hill High School East, 85th

Moorestown High School, 171st

In Pennsylvania:

Conestoga High School, 51st

Lower Merion High School, 64th

Council Rock North High School, 111th

Jenkintown Middle-High School, 136th

Garnet Valley High School, 168th

Harriton Senior High School, 188th

Upper Dublin High School, 208th

Wissahickon Senior High School, 234th

Lower Moreland High School, 290th

Council Rock High School South, 333rd

Owen J. Roberts High School, 342nd

New Hope Solebury High School, 392nd

West Chester East High School, 420th

Haverford Senior High School, 440th

West Chester Bayard Rustin High School, 455th

Downingtown High School East Campus, 462nd

Central Bucks High School-West, 473rd

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