Elementary and Middle Schools Ranked in New Study

For the first time, U.S. News & World Report announced the 2022 Best K-8 Schools rankings.  The data encompasses more than 80,000 public elementary and middle schools across the country.  Both of our middle schools rank in the top 1% across Pennsylvania and all seven of our elementaries are ranked in the top 5%. 

"With the publication of our inaugural Best K-8 Schools rankings, U.S. News now provides rankings and data on schools from kindergarten all the way through graduate school," said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. "Whether you're researching options for a law degree or looking for information on your child's middle school, U.S. News has the data you need to get started."

The methodology for the rankings focus on math and reading proficiency, or how well students perform on state assessments, and math and reading performance, or how well they perform compared to expectations. (The assessment data that was used to perform the study and ranking results is from 2019.)


Elementary Rankings, out of 1,752:  

4th - Markham

10th - Foster

18th - Hoover

25th - Jefferson

32nd - Washington

55th - Lincoln

77th - Howe

Middle School Rankings, out of 939: 

3rd - Jefferson

10th - Mellon