The Pittsburgh Business Times has published its annual analysis of the past three years of PSSA tests and ranked every school district in the state, top-to-bottom.
The top-ranked Indiana County school district, according to the study, is Indiana Area, which is 133rd of the state’s 500 districts. Indiana fell four spots from last year’s ranking.
In order, the rest of the county’s rankings are United at number 238, up 39 spots from last year; Blairsville-Saltsburg, down four spots to number 247; Marion Center, which fell 38 spots to number 279; Homer Center, which dropped 56 places to number 341; Purchase Line, which gained ten spots to number 346; and Penns Manor, down 5 spots to number 447.
Three Pittsburgh area districts and two Philadelphia-area districts comprise the top five district in the state. Upper St. Clair, Mount Lebanon, Unionville-Chadds Ford, Treddyfrin-Easttown, and North Allegheny are numbers 1 through 5.