May 20, 2020
USC ranks No. 1 in region and No. 2 in Pennsylvania
For the second year in a row, the Upper St. Clair School District ranks No. 1 in the annual rankings of regional school districts published by the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Released on May 12, 2020, the 2020 Guide to Southwestern Pennsylvania Schools analyzes school performance data for 102 school districts throughout the seven-county region. The rankings are based on PSSA and Keystone Exam scores – three years of data are used, with the current year given the most weight.
In addition to its top spot in the regional rankings, Upper St. Clair ascended to No. 2 among Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts. Upper St. Clair was 10th in 2017; climbed to fifth in 2018; and landed at No. 3 in 2019. The top ranked district in Pennsylvania is Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, located in Chester County.
“Upper St. Clair has a long tradition of excellence,” Dr. John Rozzo, superintendent of schools, said. “This tradition is the result of a community that values and supports its public school district at every level. The success of the school district is a direct reflection of the commitment of our school board, administrators, teachers, staff and, especially, our students and their families.”
The Pittsburgh Business Times released its first school rankings in 2005. Upper St. Clair debuted at number two in the region before spending eight consecutive years, from 2006-2013, in the number one spot. From 2014-2018, Upper St. Clair ranked within the top five each year before regaining the top spot in 2019.
In addition to ranking first in the 2019 Guide to Western Pennsylvania Schools, which is based on PSSA and Keystone Exam data, Upper St. Clair High School ranks first in the region in 2019 SAT scores.
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