Niche ranks Central Bucks School District among best in Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA — Central Bucks School District has been ranked the best school district in Bucks County, 17th best in Pennsylvania and 225th best in the nation, according to Niche’s 2023 list of top schools and districts.

Niche, the leading platform connecting students and families with colleges and schools, has just released its new 2023 rankings of the best schools and districts. Now in its ninth year, the ranking includes updated data for 92,743 public schools, 30,112 private schools and 11,820 school districts.
at national scale.

While traditional rankings rely almost exclusively on metrics such as test scores and academic performance, Niche rankings combine user feedback – ratings from current students, alumni,
and parents – with quantitative data from sources such as the US Department of Education for
assess teachers, resources and facilities, extracurricular activity opportunities and more. The 2023 ranking of top schools includes 2,906 newly ranked public schools, 1,018 newly ranked private schools, and 547 newly ranked school districts.

Niche gave the Central Bucks School District A+ grades in all areas for Academics, Teachers, Administration, and College Readiness, an A in Clubs and Activities, and a C+ in Diversity.

“Central Bucks School District is one of the top public school districts. It has 17,571 K-12 students with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test results, 67% of students are proficient in at least math and 83% in reading,” Niche said.

The district ranks 17th out of 495 for Best School Districts in Pennsylvania, 21st out of 496 for Best Places to Teach in Pennsylvania, and 28th out of 495 for Best School Districts for Athletes in Pennsylvania.

The district’s three high schools also ranked in the top 25 in Pennsylvania with Central Bucks East High School ranked 12th, Central Bucks West ranked 19th, and Central Bucks South ranked 23rd.

This year, for the first time ever, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, NC was named the #1 Best Public High School in America. It was previously No. 2 in 2022 and No. 4 in 2021. Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. remains the No. 1 best private high school in America for the third consecutive year. Since Niche began ranking schools, Phillips Academy has been No. 1 every year except 2015 and 2020.

The top five school districts in America come from just two major metropolitan areas. Adlai E. Stevenson High School District No. 125 in Chicago takes first place, followed by Glenbrook High Schools District 225 in Chicago in second place. The rest of the top five are all located on Long Island in the New York area: Great Neck Public Schools, Jericho Union Free School District, and Syosset Central School District rank 3rd, 4th, and 5th, respectively.

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