America’s Best School District Is in Chester County
Chester County’s Tredyffrin-Easttown School District is the top school district in the country, according to a new ranking from Niche.com.
The ranking was based on district info obtained from the U.S. Department of Education, along with parents and student reviews, as well as other factors.
Here’s Niche’s rundown on the district:
“Tredyffrin-Easttown School District is centered in Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania. It has 6,537 students attending 8 schools in grades K-12. According to state standards, 90% of students in this district are considered proficient in math and/or reading. The district has an annual budget of $104,474,000, spending an average of $16,180 per student. There have been 215 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.”
Tredyffrin/Easttown School District is relatively well-to-do, according to Niche’s stats: Just 1 percent of students are English language learners, and 6 percent of them are eligible for free or reduced lunches. In Philadelphia, those numbers are 9 percent and a whopping 86 percent, respectively. The suburban district is also relatively homogeneous: Nearly three-quarters of students are white.
The district is comprised of one high school, two middle schools, and five elementaries.