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2024 Best Public High Schools in the Philadelphia Area

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  1. #3 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    Radnor Senior High School

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    Radnor Township School District, PA,

    9-12,

    160 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The school is strong academically relative to the public schools in the area. It is extremely safe. The school community is strong and people look out for one another. The administration does a good....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,165,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  2. #4 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    The Charter School of Wilmington

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    Public School,

    WILMINGTON, DE,

    9-12,

    333 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Although Charter School of Wilmington is advertised and funded as a STEM school I've never had worse experiences with STEM teachers than I have at CSW. Almost every math teacher I've had has been....

    Read 333 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 971,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  3. #5 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    Downingtown STEM Academy

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    Downingtown Area School District, PA,

    9-12,

    122 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says As a sophomore, I have really enjoyed my time in STEM so far. The school also makes a point to prepare all students for college, starting freshman year. Adding to this, STEM gives all students....

    Read 122 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 883,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  4. #11 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    Cab Calloway School of the Arts

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    Red Clay Consolidated School District, DE,

    6-12,

    223 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says My experience at Cab Calloway started when I was only 11 years old, going into 6th grade as a dance major. Since I learned about their program in elementary school I had wanted to go to Cab Calloway.....

    Read 223 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 907,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  5. #14 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    Unionville High School

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    Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, PA,

    9-12,

    205 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I remember always being scared to go into high school, I'd be this little freshman that couldn't make friends and had no one to sit with at lunch. That was far from the truth - me and two of my close....

    Read 205 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,348,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  6. #15 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    Great Valley High School

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    Great Valley School District, PA,

    9-12,

    173 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I have gone to Great Valley since the 5th grade, and I have overall enjoyed it. In my high school experience, I have built and cultivated many relationships with my teachers and peers. I have....

    Read 173 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,402,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  7. #17 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    Strath Haven High School

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    Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, PA,

    9-12,

    315 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The overall attitude of the board is unfazed by the decline and allows struggling students to fall of the face of the earth. Being a student with an average course load at strath haven, I see kids....

    Read 315 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,210,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  8. #19 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior High School

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    Colonial School District, PA,

    9-12,

    379 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says PWHS has a reputation for providing a diverse range of academic courses, including honors and advanced placement (AP) classes, allowing students to pursue a challenging and well-rounded education....In addition to academics, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including clubs, sports teams, and community service opportunities. This allows students to....

    Read 379 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,503,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  9. #20 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    Central Bucks High School - West

    Central Bucks School District, PA,

    10-12,

    374 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The education is of superior quality in the Central Bucks school district. The teachers are very good at what they do and make the classes engaging. The lessons seem to be good preparation for what....

    Read 374 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,507,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  10. #22 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    Central Bucks High School - South

    Central Bucks School District, PA,

    10-12,

    433 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says My experience at Central Bucks High School South was satisfactory over all, but there were problems that often went unaddressed or weren't tackled properly. Most teachers taught well, acted....

    Read 433 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,722,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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