U.S. News & World Report analyzed data on more than 23,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia and ranked approximately 17,000 of them on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.
The Downingtown STEM Academy placed 29th in the country.
“A great high school educates all students from different social and economic backgrounds, exposing them to challenging coursework on the path to graduation,” wrote Robert Morse and Eric Brooks for U.S. News & World Report. “The highest ranked U.S. public schools … are those whose attendees demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams, and graduated in high proportions.”
Julia R. Masterman Secondary School in Philadelphia was the highest-ranked public high school in Pennsylvania, checking in at No. 22 nationally.
The Downingtown STEM Academy, an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School that offers its students the opportunity to earn an IB Diploma, is an innovative magnet school option for 800 students in the Downingtown Area School District. Those students are engaged in rigorous, challenging academic work that requires a mindset of growth and effort.
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