Best High Schools
in Pennsylvania

We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 168 Pennsylvania schools made our rankings.View Rankings

In 11th grade, Pennsylvania high school students take assessments in reading, writing, math and science, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Pennsylvania students who show financial need may be eligible for the Pennsylvania State Grant Program, which provides funding to attend many colleges and universities across the country.

There are many Pennsylvania schools in the 2013 rankings of U.S. News Best High Schools. The highly ranked Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School is located in The School District of Philadelphia, which is roughly 100 miles from the state capital of Harrisburg.

Top Ranked PA Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School

1699 SPRING GARDEN ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19130

#2

Lehigh Valley Academy Reg Charter School

1560 VALLEY CENTER PARKWAY, BETHLEHEM, PA 18017

#3

Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy

2825 STATE ST, ERIE, PA 16508

#4

Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School

630 EVANS AVE, WYOMISSING, PA 19610

#5

Conestoga High School

200 IRISH RD, BERWYN, PA 19312

#6

Central High School

1700 WEST OLNEY AVE, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19141

#7

Upper St. Clair High School

1825 MCLAUGHLIN RUN RD, PITTSBURGH, PA 15241

#8

Radnor High School

130 KING OF PRUSSIA RD, RADNOR, PA 19087

#9

Lower Moreland High School

555 RED LION RD, HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA 19006

#10

Unionville High School

750 UNIONVILLE RD, KENNETT SQUARE, PA 19348

PA by the Numbers
Districts 570
High Schools 687
Full-Time Teachers 41,570
Students Enrolled 603,802

Featured Districts

Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, PA

The School District of Philadelphia supports 63 high schools that serve 47,433 students.

Bucks County, Pennsylvania

There are three high schools in the Central Bucks School District, serving 4,938 students.