Norwin Schools Earn High Rankings on 2022 US News & World Report List of Best Schools

The U.S. News & World Report 2022 rankings of the best schools in Pennsylvania has placed all Norwin School District elementary and middle schools in the top 100 statewide.

Hillcrest Intermediate School, which is categorized as a middle level school,  earned a ranking in the top 2% in the state, coming in at 17th out of 939 middle level schools. The school’s high percentage of students scoring at or above proficient in reading and math was a key factor behind its strong ranking. 

Norwin Middle School ranked 70th out of 939 middle level schools, or the top 7%, earning accolades for its students’ scoring significantly higher than the state average in both math and reading proficiency, along with the experience level of its teachers.

At the elementary level, the 2022 U.S. News & World Report of Best Schools ranked 1,752 elementary level schools in Pennsylvania. All Norwin elementary schools each earned extremely  high rankings that ranged from the top 2% to 5% due to factors such as: high reading and math proficiency scores, experience level of teachers, and the percentage of economically disadvantaged students served. Norwin elementary school rankings included:  Sunset Valley (43rd or top 2%), Hahntown (49th or top 3%) Sheridan Terrace (85th or top 5%) and Stewartsville (94th or top 5%). 

“We are incredibly proud of our students, faculty, staff and families for helping our schools rank so highly across Pennsylvania and our great country,” said Dr. Jeff Taylor, Superintendent. “These rankings validate the District’s commitment to academic excellence and are a product of the hard work and dedication of all of our District stakeholders ”

The list of the best high schools for 2022 has not yet been released. However, Norwin High School ranked 143rd out of 711 high schools statewide in the 2021 edition.

U.S. News & World Report determines its annual rankings based on each school’s share of students testing proficient or above proficient on state assessments, along with the socioeconomic demographics of its students. The publication favors schools that succeed at educating students of all backgrounds.

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