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2024 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania

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  1. #3 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    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....

    Read 160 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,165,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  2. #4 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    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,

  3. #9 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Mt. Lebanon Senior High School

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    Mt. Lebanon School District, PA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I'm in this building everyday. It's decorated with school spirit, famous/empowering quotes, and other positive aspects I can look to. It's very clear Mt. Lebanon takes pride in all the students that....

    Read 402 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,820,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  4. #12 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Upper St. Clair High School

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    Upper St. Clair School District, PA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says The administration goes above and beyond to ensure each student succeeds. Many of our teachers take classes on their own to learn how to teach better and all teachers have in-service days to improve....The high school is full of clubs and classes that allow you to find yourself and excel in whatever you choose. The student atmosphere is warm and welcoming, with a loose club culture. Student...Upper St. Clair School students always come back and say that their freshman year of college was always relatively easy because of how well the AP classes prepared them. Many colleges come to our....

    Read 283 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,315,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  5. #13 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    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. #14 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Hershey High School

    Derry Township School District, PA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says While I was there, COVID struck, and during the process the administration changed. The new principal is great, and she is clearly dedicated to making the school a better place. There are many...The mileage with teachers will vary. For AP subjects, the teachers are typically pretty good, though some are newer or simply not as good teachers as the recently retired teachers. For non-AP...In terms of clubs, there are plenty, like robotics, LEAF club, Mini-thon, Envirothon, GSA, science olympiad, and more. There are also some seniors that can serve on the school board, which in my opinion has had a positive effect since the school board is questionable..

    Read 282 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,128,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  7. #15 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    State College Area High School

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    State College Area School District, PA,

    8-12,

    564 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says As a foreign student (originally from England), of course I'm not used to American high schools. I think that the school is diverse in terms of understanding cultures around us and being aware. I....

    Read 564 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,436,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  8. #16 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    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,

  9. #18 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    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,

  10. #21 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    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,

  11. #22 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Central Bucks High School - West

    Central Bucks School District, PA,

    10-12,

    375 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 375 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,507,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  12. #23 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    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,

  13. #25 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    South Fayette Township High School

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    South Fayette Township School District, PA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience with South Fayette Township High School has been nothing short but spectacular. The people that you meet here are extraordinary. The bond that everybody has with each other is nothing I....

    Read 210 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,094,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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