How Do You Become No. 1 in PA? This Delco School District Has the Formula

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Radnor students in a classroom.

What qualifies a school district to be the best in the state? 

There’s plenty of available data to sift through to find the answer, writes Stephen Niedzwiecki for stacker.com.

Stacker analyzed 2021 data from Niche using statistics gathered up from the U.S. Department of Education, SAT/ACT scores, college readiness, teacher quality, and graduation rates.

The answer in Pennsylvania, according to the Niche data, is the Radnor School District in Wayne.

Radnor is home to 3,682 students. It has a student-teacher ratio of 13:1. 

Radnor School District boasts a 98% graduation rate, an 89% reading proficiency and a 79% math proficiency.

It spends $23,994 per student and offers an average teacher salary of $95,865.

For parents choosing a school district it’s important to look at the data, but it’s equally important to learn about the families, teachers and students that attend a particular school district before enrolling your child in school.

Some school districts prioritize funding for different programs. Some focus more on hiring and retaining nurturing teachers. 

Others encourage students to explore passions and make friends.

A top school district, like Radnor, is ideally a combination of all these different factors.

Read more at stacker.com about Pennsylvania’s best school district.

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