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Council Rock Makes Philly Magazine's Top Schools List

Council Rock North was ranked 14th and Council Rock South was ranked 23rd in Philadelphia Magazine's recent analysis of the area's top 100 public high schools.

Council Rock North and South made Philadelphia Magazine's list of the top 100 public high schools in the area for 2012.

Council Rock North was ranked 14th on the list and Council Rock South was ranked 23rd.

The magazine's analysis included high schools in the eight-county Philadelphia area, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester in New Jersey.

The rankings were based on a variety of factors, including graduation rates, standardized test scores, student/faculty ratio, total cost per student and others. Click here to view the full explanation of how the schools were ranked. 

The top-ranked high school on the list was Masterman in Philadelphia. Lower Merion was ranked second.

Schools in surrounding districts that made the list include:

  • New Hope-Solebury (#11) 
  • Central Bucks East (#13) 
  • Central Bucks West (#22)
  • Central Bucks South (#28)
  • Pennsbury (#72)
  • Neshaminy (#76)
  • William Tennent (#82)
  • Bensalem (#94)

Click here to view the full list.

Beacon Hill October 06, 2012 at 02:17 PM
This is embarrassing considering how high the school budget is for the Rocks. With those resources they should in top 5. Not much bang for the buck?
Ashish Sitapara MD October 07, 2012 at 04:41 PM
This makes no sense when just last week, Council Rock HSs were both placed on notice by the PA State Education department for poor PSSAs scores. Which is it? http://newtown-pa.patch.com/articles/pssa-scores-put-some-council-rock-schools-placed-on-warning BTW, does anyone know why for decades, despite having the highest paid educators and long waiting list of teachers who want to teach here, we never rank 1. what's missing?

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