Local Schools and Districts Among Best in Pa.

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Monday, January 12th, 2015 at 9:02 PM
Local Schools and Districts Among Best in Pa. by Jim Wertz

One area high schoold and several area school districts are among the top 100 schools and school districts in Pennsylvania, according to the 2015 Niche rankings

Niche rankings are based on parent student scores on Niche surveys as well as public information about the schools and districts.  

According to the Niche methodology:

"A high ranking in Overall Experience generally indicates that:

  • Students are very happy with their experiences in all aspects, including academics, teachers, health, safety, resources, facilities, extracurriculars, sports, and fitness;
  • The school is an exceptional academic institution in terms of teachers, students, resources for learning, and student outcomes;
  • The school is made up of a diverse population and fosters an accepting, positive school culture;
  • Students are actively involved in a variety of extracurriculars and sports the school offers."

Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy ranked 34th in the state amonhg public high schools, in part for its academic performance and extracurricular activities.

Among school districts, Fairview School District ranked 32nd in Pa. with an "A-" or better in all categories. 

Fort LeBoeuf and General McLane ranked 82nd and 85th, respectively, due in part to comparatively lower responses in "Student Culture and Diversity" and "Academics." 

Both Fort LeBoeuf and General McLane, however, received higher scores in the parent and student survey on overall experience.  

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