U.S. News & World Report‘s 2014 Ranking of Best High Schools has just been published, and New Hope-Solebury High School ranked #3 in Pennsylvania (out of 690) and #337 in the nation (19,400), attaining “national gold medal” honors.
New Hope-Solebury held the #7 spot in the last US News rating, published in 2012.
In 11th grade, Pennsylvania high school students take assessments in reading, writing, math and science, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and those tests factor into the rankings. The US News article also reveals that the AP® participation rate at New Hope-Solebury High School is 66 percent, the student body makeup is 52 percent male and 48 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 4 percent.
Said New Hope-Solebury Superintendent Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti, “While this is a shining credit to our outstanding high school, it is also a credit to our entire K-12 educational program, working in the community context of genuine commitment shared by students, staff members, School Board, parents, guardians, and community members.
“In these challenging times, this is certainly a worthy opportunity for all stakeholders to pause and proudly share in the celebration of this remarkable achievement,” he added.