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Top 100 School Districts in Philadelphia Metro area



 Source: Philadelphia Magazine, October, 2012

 
Public School # of Students % to College SAT (CR/M/W) PSSA/ HSPA (R/M) Student: Faculty Instructional Spending
1 Masterman 413 99 620/652/626 100/98 18:01 $6,516
2 Lower Merion 1259 93 585/588/575 88/83 11:01 $16,661
3 Unionville 1379 93 572/581/564 96/90 15:01 $10,078
4 Conestoga 2053 95 578/601/576 93/90 15:01 $10,788
5 Harriton 1083 96 564/586/567 89/83 10:01 $16,661
6 Haddonfield 762 94 568/577/569 99/96 11:01 $7,171
7 Lower Moreland 712 98 539/569/560 92/80 12:01 $10,361
8 Radnor 1173 90 563/596/561 88/85 13:01 $12,026
9 Great Valley 1250 93 558/562/547 93/87 13:01 $11,097
10 Strath Haven 1212 90 567/588/553 91/86 13:01 $10,639
11 New Hope-Solebury 498 95 562/578/547 88/77 12:01 $12,700
12 Jenkintown 206 94 534/540/552 90/81 10:01 $14,259
13 Central Bucks East 1641 93 549/579/559 91/86 17:01 $7,475
14 Council Rock North 2033 93 556/574/557 90/84 15:01 $9,765
15 Upper Dublin 1456 92 549/580/549 88/79 14:01 $10,032
16 Moorestown 1404 92 561/588/557 96/90 11:01 $7,534
17 Wissahickon 1458 93 535/562/545 89/81 13:01 $11,540
18 Downingtown East 1739 86 539/561/537 90/89 14:01 $8,350
19 Central 2360 97 544/572/535 99/98 22:01 $6,516
20 Penncrest 1340 90 526/548/532 84/74 13:01 $11,471
21 Cherry Hill East 2071 93 546/576/555 99/94 13:01 $7,482
22 Central Bucks West 1458 85 548/556/543 90/84 17:01 $7,475
23 Council Rock South 2046 93 532/563/532 86/77 15:01 $9,765
24 Henderson 1259 87 537/549/523 90/79 14:01 $9,382
25 Methacton 1757 89 530/572/522 82/77 15:01 $9,536
26 Shawnee 1608 94 543/551/533 98/91 12:01 $8,227
27 Garnet Valley 1493 90 506/544/509 91/83 14:01 $10,031
28 Central Bucks South 1855 88 529/549/535 90/84 17:01 $7,475
29 Downingtown West 1512 84 526/540/510 88/82 14:01 $8,350
30 Owen J. Roberts 1474 88 525/526/522 79/73 14:01 $8,958
31 Phoenixville Area 913 85 514/535/511 82/70 12:01 $12,347
32 North Penn 3054 88 531/556/521 82/81 14:01 $9,653
33 Springfield Twp. 645 86 519/524/512 84/67 12:01 $11,746
34 Eastern 1039 88 535/567/543 94/87 14:01 $6,799
35 Girard Academic Music Program 241 97 483/501/478 84/80 16:01 $6,516
36 West Chester East 1364 86 518/533/514 82/78 15:01 $9,382
37 Hatboro-Horsham 1655 88 512/547/505 81/81 13:01 $9,857
38 Bayard Rustin 1333 88 520/527/508 84/76 15:01 $9,382
39 Cheltenham 1469 87 513/520/505 79/73 13:01 $12,530
40 Plymouth Whitemarsh 1562 89 506/528/496 89/83 15:01 $12,322
41 Perkiomen Valley 1790 88 532/550/518 82/74 17:01 $8,617
42 Upper Merion Area 1142 91 501/522/492 79/72 13:01 $12,008
43 Seneca 1363 94 506/527/508 96/90 11:01 $8,227
44 Spring-Ford Senior 2333 88 515/544/499 78/77 15:01 $9,184
45 Avon Grove 1791 82 516/532/497 83/81 16:01 $7,238
46 Springfield 1204 95 491/523/484 86/72 15:01 $9,720
47 Lenape 2016 94 509/547/505 96/85 11:01 $8,227
48 MaST Community CS 415 87 511/518/494 82/79 16:01 ND
49 Abington Senior 1830 87 504/526/498 80/78 16:01 $10,147
50 Marple Newtown 1140 83 502/514/488 81/70 14:01 $10,461
51 Cherokee 2388 94 508/531/497 98/88 11:01 $8,227
52 Kennett 1269 77 534/534/519 73/64 15:01 $9,082
53 Quakertown 1175 86 509/526/487 85/72 15:01 $9,540
54 Haddon Twp. 571 88 494/511/480 95/86 10:01 $6,550
55 Palisades 667 72 528/546/516 81/74 13:01 $10,761
56 Pennridge 2345 85 511/530/496 84/81 16:01 $8,562
57 Academy at Palumbo 642 96 476/488/446 93/84 20:01 $6,516
58 Bodine 552 94 464/467/455 92/85 16:01 $6,516
59 Souderton 2193 76 512/531/494 88/86 17:01 $9,159
60 Haverford 1781 70 523/533/506 87/74 20:01 $9,712
61 Cherry Hill West 1526 93 504/519/518 95/84 12:01 $7,482
62 Creative and Performing Arts 683 91 504/472/496 86/67 16:01 $6,516
63 Renaissance Academy CS 242 91 485/472/467 83/63 13:01 ND
64 Clearview Regional 1602 86 498/530/493 98/86 14:01 $5,926
65 Science Leadership Academy 484 89 485/485/472 86/75 19:01 $6,516
66 Washington Twp. 2519 90 493/507/491 98/88 11:01 $7,897
67 Avon Grove CS 256 77 516/508/489 89/52 13:01 ND
68 Pitman 413 94 499/517/480 95/84 10:01 $7,416
69 Upper Moreland 963 85 497/508/473 75/62 15:01 $9,338
70 Upper Perkiomen 982 74 509/519/501 77/72 15:01 $8,966
71 Northern Burlington County Reg. 1186 85 502/497/500 96/87 11:01 $7,339
72 Pennsbury 3221 82 513/527/496 84/73 15:01 $10,504
73 Haddon Heights 675 93 488/497/474 93/86 10:01 $8,013
74 Cinnaminson 733 85 492/502/484 97/81 10:01 $7,591
75 Carver (Engineering and Science) 723 94 466/498/444 80/76 25:01:00 $6,516
76 Neshaminy 2710 82 492/519/481 75/67 15:01 $10,476
77 Kingsway Regional 1487 82 494/521/496 94/85 14:01 $5,702
78 Pottsgrove 1075 77 505/504/486 68/55 15:01 $9,414
79 Audubon 576 82 487/506/480 95/77 10:01 $7,345
80 Burlington Twp. 1239 89 461/489/462 89/78 12:01 $7,628
81 Girls 993 88 463/471/458 89/82 19:01 $6,516
82 William Tennent 1881 81 488/500/471 74/67 16:01 $9,425
83 Timber Creek 1437 88 482/494/480 95/76 14:01 $6,505
84 Delran 899 80 472/497/467 86/71 12:01 $6,449
85 West Deptford 911 87 481/495/469 92/80 13:01 $6,088
86 Sun Valley 1117 81 457/472/446 73/62 14:01 $7,890
87 Oxford Area 1186 68 500/500/462 78/71 17:01 $7,073
88 Collegium CS 187 100 473/404/404 72/43 12:01 ND
89 Ridley 2061 78 475/497/455 73/79 14:01 $9,011
90 Bordentown Regional 708 87 483/498/474 89/69 12:01 $6,483
91 Palmyra 313 95 457/446/454 86/61 8:01 $7,398
92 Rancocas Valley Regional 2017 81 483/503/469 92/79 14:01 $6,104
93 Clayton 338 77 464/496/449 91/79 9:01 $6,168
94 Bensalem 1945 82 475/490/459 69/66 16:01 $11,008
95 Triton Regional 1557 88 483/514/478 93/74 15:01 $6,505
96 Maple Shade 648 86 462/497/463 92/81 13:01 $7,022
97 Deptford Twp. 1070 83 453/487/444 88/75 11:01 $7,036
98 Interboro 1222 83 461/468/445 71/58 14:01 $9,423
99 Octorara 864 61 500/505/477 64/54 18:01 $9,166
100 Delsea Regional 1196 78 467/493/460 92/83 13:01 $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.

 

Philadelphia magazine researchers collected the following information for every public and charter high school in our eight-county area (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; Burlington, Camden and Gloucester in New Jersey): 9th-grade (10th where applicable) through 12th-grade enrollment; percentage of students who graduate; percentage of graduates going to a two- or four-year college; average SAT scores for the past three years; percentage of 11th-grade students ranked proficient or above in state assessment tests (in Pennsylvania, the PSSA; in New Jersey, the HSPA) for the past three years; student/faculty ratio; instructional cost and total cost per student; number of designated Advanced Placement courses offered; number of varsity sports teams (boys’ and girls’ teams in the same sport were counted separately); and number of clubs and activities offered.

Every attempt was made to use the latest publicly available data at time of collection, primarily from the 2010–2011 school year. (Pennsylvania enrollment figures are from October 2011.)

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