PA’s 50 Best High Schools List has the 4th Best Right Here in Delaware County

David Bjorkgren
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Delaware County is home to four out of the 50 top high schools in Pennsylvania, including the fourth-best ranked high school, according to a new ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

Radnor High School ranked highest at fourth place with an overall score of 98.52. The high school also came in the top 300 in the national rankings at No. 265.

The school placed sixth in the Philadelphia Metro area.

It was 52nd among STEM schools.

The school has a total enrollment of 1,219 students.

Strath Haven High School in Wallingford is next at No. 16 with an overall score of 96.49, followed by Haverford High School at No. 21 with a score of 95.91.

Strath Haven placed 15th in the Philadelphia Metro area.

It has 1,173 students enrolled.

The list is rounded out by Penncrest High School in Media at No. 41, which recorded an overall score of 93.41.

To determine the rankings for its 2021 list, U.S. News & World Report ranked schools performance across six indicators of school quality, including college readiness,  college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, underserved student performance, and graduation rate.

The U.S. News rankings include data on nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Of those, 18,000 schools were ranked on the six indicators.

Read more about Pennsylvania’s high schools at the U.S. News & World Report.