• April 23, 2024

    USCHS named among the BEST 

    2024 Best High SchoolUpper St. Clair High School ranks among the top two percent of high schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. According to the report, Upper St. Clair ranks 426th in the nation, ninth in Pennsylvania and second in the Pittsburgh region. Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 and Upper St. Clair are the only schools in the region to rank among the top 10 in Pennsylvania.  

    Released on April 22, 2024, the 2024 Best High Schools ranks 17,655 out of nearly 25,000 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

    The methodology takes a holistic approach to evaluating schools – focusing on six factors: college readiness (30%), state assessment proficiency (20%), state assessment performance (20%), underserved student performance (10%), college curriculum breadth (10%), and graduation rate (10%). College readiness measures participation and performance on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.

    According to the U.S. News, “A great high school educates all of its students from different social and economic backgrounds, exposing them to challenging coursework on the path to graduation. The highest ranked U.S. public schools in U.S. News & World Report's 2024 Best High Schools rankings are those whose students demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math, reading and science state assessments, earned qualifying scores on an array of college-level exams, and graduated in high proportions.”

    By sharing this information, officials at U.S. News & World Report strive to recognize high-performing schools and inspire educators and municipalities to do better.

    “At U.S. News, we believe that better education drives the future,” according to its website. “We rank high schools across the country to give an unbiased look at how well schools serve their students and help you make informed decisions about your child’s education.”

    The first-ever list of the U.S. News Best High Schools was posted online on Nov. 30, 2007.


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