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Jenkintown Ranked Among 20 Best PA High Schools: Report

The school placed No. 20 on the list, just behind Wissahickon High School in Ambler, which was ranked No. 16 overall, the report stated.

The top high schools have students who score exceptionally high on math, reading, and science assessments, as well as strong performance among under-served students. High school graduation rates and college readiness among graduates are also measured.

The high school was 792nd among high schools nationally and ranked 16th overall in the Philadelphia metro area.

The high school received an overall scorecard of 95.51 out of 100.

The scorecard had 45 percent of high school students taking at least one Advanced Placement exam with 40 percent passing.

Students have 86 percent mathematics proficiency, 60 percent of reading proficiency, 40 percent of science proficiency, and a graduation rate of 100 percent.

The report provided numerous statistics about the high school:

Jenkintown High School has an enrollment of 200 students and a student-teacher ratio of 10:1.

The total minority enrollment is 27 percent, and 22 percent of students are economically disadvantaged.

Families can use the annual rankings to compare schools at the national, state, and local levels on factors such as academic performance, graduation rates, and college readiness, according to a news release. U.S. News reviewed 25,000 schools and ranked 17,680 of them.