Nine Montgomery County Elementary Schools in Greater Philadelphia’s Top 25

Gladwyne Elementary School librarian Barbara Gross holds children spellbound with her storytelling. Her school was one of nine in Montgomery County elementary schools making Niche's Greater Philadelphia’s top 25 list. (Image via Andrew McCloskey)

Nine schools from Montgomery County are among the top 25 in the Greater Philadelphia area based on the 2017 ranking of public elementary schools published by Niche earlier this month, according to a staff report from Philadelphia Business Journal.

The Pennsylvania Data Company has expanded on the test score based state public school grading system by adding several more factors to the equation. Niche’s ranking includes assessments by parents and students, student life data, rankings of teachers, and several other culture and diversity based ratings.

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The highest rated school from Montgomery County is Merion Elementary School with third place thanks to perfect scores in both academics and teachers. Penn Wynne School in Wynnewood also cracked the top five at fourth due to its high reading proficiency and diversity scores. Meanwhile Cynwyd Elementary School placed sixth in both the region and the state.

Next is Gladwyne Elementary School in 9th, closely followed by Bala Cynwyd’s Belmont Hills Elementary School in 10th and Penn Valley School at 12th.

Lower Gwynedd Elementary School earned 17th in Greater Philadelphia and 27th in Pennsylvania, with Stony Creek Elementary School taking 15th and 23rd places and finally Blue Bell Elementary School which claimed 23rd and 42nd places respectively.

Read more about the rankings at Philadelphia Business Journal by clicking here.

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