Bucks County Ranks High Among Best Counties for Public Schools in Pennsylvania

Central Bucks High School - East
Image via Gov. Tom Wolf at Creative Commons.
Gov. Tom Wolf greets students at Central Bucks High School - East during a 2015 tour; CB - East has earned a spot among Pennsylvania's best public schools for 2021.

Bucks County is one of the best counties for public schools in Pennsylvania, according to a newly released report by Public School Review.

The ranking is based on the percentage of schools within a county that placed in the top ten percent of all schools in the state. The schools were ranked based on their combined math and reading proficiency test scores.

Bucks County tied for seventh place with Washington County (southwest of Pittsburgh). Eighteen of its 124 public schools — or 15 percent — placed in the top ten percent statewide.

In-county schools have average math and reading proficiency scores that are better than the state’s public school statistics:

Average Proficiency Score
Average Proficiency Score
Bucks County55 percent72 percent
Pennsylvania45 percent62 percent

The highest-ranked school in the county is New Hope-Solebury High School, which came in the top one percent statewide at No. 12.

It is followed by Central Bucks High School – East, which was No. 47, and Sol Feinstone Elementary School at No. 54.

Read more about the best counties for public schools in Pennsylvania at the Public School Review.

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