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U.S. News and World Report Ranks Octorara as Best High School

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Octorara as Best High School


     Congratulations to Octorara Area Junior/Senior High School, named a 2021 Best High School based on rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. Octorara was ranked in the top 100 (#113 out of 283 schools) in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania metro area.


     A great high school educates all students from different social and economic backgrounds, exposing them to challenging coursework on the path to graduation. The highest ranked U.S. public schools in U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best High Schools rankings are those whose attendees demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions.


    “It is an honor to be recognized as one of the 2021 Best High Schools in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania metro area.  This is a testament to all of the hard work the staff and students put in on a daily basis. We will continue to work together to be the best that we can be and ensure that our focus remains “Every Kid, Every Day,” notes OJSHS principal Mr. Michael Brooks.


     The Best High Schools rankings, available online only, are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm. U.S. News doesn’t collect data directly from high schools – all data comes directly from official third-party sources. U.S. News receives AP and IB data directly from the College Board and International Baccalaureate, respectively, for use in the rankings. The state assessment data and graduation rates are from each state, and other data comes from the U.S. Department of Education Common Core of Data.


     By earning a national ranking in the top 40%, Octorara Area Junior Senior High School demonstrates its commitment to continuous improvement and maximizing opportunities for student success. Click on the link below to see how Octorara compared to other schools in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania metro area.