Chester County is home to 11 of the state’s Top 100 highest-scoring elementary schools on the third-grade PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) exams, writes Ethan Lott for The Philadelphia Business Journal.
The PSSAs are taken by students in grades three through eight, whereas students in high school take the Keystone Exams. The Pittsburgh Business Times used the results recently released by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to create the list of the Top 100 highest-scoring elementary schools on the third-grade exam for the 2017-18 school year.
Chadds Ford Elementary checked in at No. 5, while two other schools in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, Pocopson at No. 13 and Hillendale at No. 75, were among the Top 100.
Pickering Valley (No. 7), Shamona Creek (No. 19), Springton Manor (No. 20), and West Bradford (No. 88) – all in the Downingtown School District – rated well.
The four other elementary schools in Chester County to place among the state’s Top 100 are all in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District: Valley Forge at No. 37, New Eagle at No. 68, Devon at No. 80, and Beaumont at No. 81.
Read more about the Top 100 highest-scoring elementary schools on the third-grade PSSA exams in The Philadelphia Business Journal here.