Pine-Richland High School is rated in the top 1,000 public high schools in the country in a Newsweek ranking released this week.
Pine-Richland ranked 627th in the nation. Of the 36 Pennsylvania public schools that made the list, Pine-Richland is 21st.
Newsweek noted that PRHS has a 98 percent graduation rate, with 89 percent of its graduates heading to college.
It also noted average test scores are 1650 for the SAT, 25 for the ACT, and 3.3 out of 5 for AP tests.
Schools administrators provided Newsweek with six components for the rankings; the percentages in parentheses indicate the weight the categories carry in the review process: graduation rate (25 percent), college matriculation rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and AP courses offered per student (5 percent).
Other Pittsburgh area schools that made the list are:
ranked 244 out of the 1,000 schools.
Fox Chapel Area ranked 488th,
Mt. Lebanon ranked 518th,
North Allegheny ranked 624th,
ranked 648th, and
Hampton ranked 662nd.
To see the Pennsylvania schools that earned spots on the list, click here and enter "Pennsylvania".
To see the full U.S. list, click here.
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