Upper St. Clair School District

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks USC as One of Best High Schools in America

The U.S. News and World Report (USNWR) has again ranked Upper St. Clair High School (USCHS) as one of the best high schools in America. USNWR ranks USCHS as the No. 1 high school in the Pittsburgh region, No. 4 among Pennsylvania's 673 public, magnet and charter high schools, and No. 400 of more than 21,000 high schools nationwide.

Schools are evaluated based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators. Performance on state proficiency tests is used as a benchmark, as well as college-readiness performance that is determined using Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data.

“As Superintendent, I again congratulate our students for their outstanding performance,” stated Dr. Patrick T. O’Toole. “Our ranking demonstrates the USC community’s commitment to delivering excellence in education.”
 
Click here to read the entire article by U.S. News and World Report.
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Pictured:
Mr. Steve Miller, High School Mathematics Curriculum Leader; Ms. Melissa Tungate, High School English Curriculum Leader; Ricky Alfera, High School Student Council President; Nicole Joyce, High School Senior Class President; and Dr. Lou Angelo, High School Principal, proudly stand in front of the academic entrance of USC High School.
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