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The Nation's Best High Schools: How Does Your School Rank?

Ten high schools in southwestern Pennsylvania made it into the top 1,000 nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Using data including college readiness, reading and math proficiency, school enrollment, student diversity, graduation rates, curriculum and participation in free and reduced-meal programs, U.S. News and World Report ranked the nation's high schools. Ten southwestern Pennsylvania high schools finished in the top 1,000.

The findings not only provide bragging rights for the individual districts, but also impact real estate values and overall health of the community.

Of the 688 high schools in Pennsylvania, here are the schools in our area that ranked among the state's top 350. The school's national ranking is also noted.

9. Upper St. Clair (444)
13. Quaker Valley (577)
15. North Allegheny (618)
17. Hampton (712)
18. Mt. Lebanon (730)
19. Peters Twp. (739)
20. Pittsburgh CAPA (773)
21. Pine-Richland (794)
23. Fox Chapel (810)
29: Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy (980).
32. South Fayette
42. Avonworth
90. Obama Academy (Pittsburgh Obama 6-12)
98. North Hills
99. Moon Area
114. Thomas Jefferson
131. Chartiers Valley
133. Canon-McMillan
135. Riverview
146. Gateway
156. West Allegheny
165. Seneca Valley
166. Plum
178. Pittsburgh Allderdice
187. Montour
237. South Park
259. Keystone Oaks
266. Deer Lakes
271. Carlynton
277. Bethel Park
279. Springdale
313. Brentwood
320. Baldwin
338. Pittsburgh Carrick
340. Shaler

See all of the rankings by U.S. News & World report here. 

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