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William Tennent Ranked Among Top-Performing PA High Schools: Report

WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP, PA —William Tennent High School has been ranked among the top-performing public high schools in Pennsylvania, according to a new ranking Tuesday from U.S. News & World Report.

The high school placed No. 188 among Pennsylvania high schools, the report stated. See who was .

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.

“We are incredibly proud of the students and staff at WTHS for receiving this recognition from US News and World Report for the third time in the last five years,” Schools Superintendent Dana T. Bedden said. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, faculty, staff, and the entire school community. It reaffirms our commitment to providing a high-quality education that prepares our students for college, career, and life success.”

The high school was 4,572nd among high schools nationally and ranked 79th overall in the Philadelphia metro area.

The high school received an overall scorecard of 74.1 out of 100.

The scorecard had 22 percent of high school students taking at least one Advanced Placement exam with 18 percent passing.

Students have 84 percent mathematics proficiency, 66 percent of reading proficiency, 24 percent of science proficiency, and a 90 percent graduation rate of 100 percent.

The report provided numerous statistics about the high school:

William Tennant High School has an enrollment of 1,774 students and a student-teacher ratio of 14:1.

The total minority enrollment is 31 percent, and 33 percent of students are economically disadvantaged.

Bedden said the acknowledgment reflects William Tennent High School’s “unwavering commitment to continuous improvement in academic performance, teaching methods, and dedication to improving student outcomes.”

The US News and World Report Best High Schools ranking evaluates data from nearly 25,000 high
schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Almost 18,000 schools were ranked based on several key factors, including student performance on state assessments, graduation rates, and college readiness.

William Tennent High School’s performance in these areas has placed it among the top 26 percent of the high schools ranked this year.

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.