• Aug. 18, 2016
    Newsweek ranks USC High School #113 in the nation

    America's Top High Schools Upper St. Clair High School has been named one of America’s Top High Schools by Newsweek magazine – ranking 113th in the nation. Ranked fifth in Pennsylvania, Upper St. Clair is one of only 28 high schools in the commonwealth and four in Allegheny County to earn this distinction in 2016.

    “Our students, families, faculty and entire school community have a strong commitment to quality education and are willing to work hard to reach their fullest potential,” Dr. Lou Angelo, Upper St. Clair High School principal, said. “Educational excellence is the culture in Upper St. Clair and it’s rewarding to see their hard work recognized.”

    According to its website, “The Newsweek High School Rankings assess schools based on a broad range of data to determine which institutions do the best job of preparing students for college.”

    Newsweek ranks the nation’s top 500 high schools based on criteria that includes proficiency rates on state standardized assessments, college enrollment rate, graduation rate, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate participation and scores, SAT and ACT scores, counselor/student ratio, and student enrollment retention from grade nine through 12.

    Allegheny County schools on the list of top high schools include:
    • #113 Upper St. Clair High School
    • #168 Fox Chapel Area High School 
    • #271 Quaker Valley High School
    • #317 South Fayette High School