5 from Westmoreland make U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best High Schools’ list
The new “Best High Schools” rankings from U.S. News & World Report contains several entries from Westmoreland County considered to be among the best in Pennsylvania and the country.
To be included, schools had to receive gold, silver or bronze medal status. Some also recieved a “recognized” designation, which is an honorable mention.
Of 20,548 public high schools considered nationwide, 5,948 made the national rankings. That includes 677 Pennsylvania high schools.
Schools are graded performance on math and reading portions of state tests, graduation rates and college or career preparation, among other criteria. Rankings also consider whether a school’s historically underserved students — black, Hispanic and low-income — perform at or better than the state average.
SchoolRank Rank Designation
Franklin Regional 74 1,980 Silver
Norwin 80 2,161 Silver
Southmoreland 91 2,402 Silver
Ligonier Valley 102 2,610 Silver
Greater Latrobe 105 2,642 Silver
Derry Area -- -- Recognized
Greensburg Salem -- -- Recognized
Jeannette -- -- Recognized
Jamie Martines is a Tribune-Review staff writer.