An analysis of regional high schools concludes that Charter School of Wilmington (CSW) has the strongest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program in the Philadelphia area. CSW was also ranked as the second best public school in the region.
The assessment by Niche.com is based on data from the US Department of Education along with SAT and ACT and other test scores, AP math and science enrollment, student-teacher ratios, parent and student surveys and colleges attended by graduates.
According to their website, Niche calls itself the “best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. Every month millions of people use our easy-to-read and comprehensive report cards, rankings, and reviews to choose the right schools or neighborhoods for them.
“Niche does rigorous cleaning and analysis on large data sets, and combines them with feedback from our community for nuanced insight that can’t be found anywhere else.”
Wilmington’s Tower Hill School was the other Delaware institution cracking the top 15 in the regional assessment.
#1 The Charter School of Wilmington, Wilmington DE
#2 Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia PA
#3 The Hill School, Pottstown PA
#4 Harriton Senior High School, Rosemont PA
#5 Conestoga Senior High School, Berwyn PA
#6 The Haverford School, Haverford PA
#7 The Agnes Irwin School, Rosemont PA
#8 The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr PA
#9 Julia R. Masterman Secondary School, Philadelphia PA
#10 The Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square PA
#11 Tower Hill School, Wilmington DE
#12 Westtown School, West Chester PA
#13 Lower Merion High School, Ardmore PA
#14 Downingtown STEM Academy, Downingtown PA
#15 Radnor Senior High School, Radnor PA