Six public Montco high schools make Philadelphia Magazine’s Top 40 list

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Harriton High School's Class of 2018 celebrates. Harriton High School was one of the six Montgomery County public high schools named to Philadelphia Magazine’s 40 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia and the Suburbs

Montgomery County is home to six of the 40 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia and the Suburbs, according to a new report in Philadelphia Magazine.

To determine the best 40 public high schools in Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia Magazine used the latest data from Pennsylvania and New Jersey departments of education and the National Center for Education Statistics.

The metrics considered included student enrollment, graduation percentage, college percentage, student to teacher ratio, and SAT scores.

The top 40 high schools were listed alphabetically.

Harriton High School made the list with a graduation percentage of 98 and a college percentage of 94 percent.

Next is Jenkintown with a graduation rate of 87 percent and a college percentage of 100 percent.

Lower Merion follows with a graduation percentage of 97 and a college percentage of 93 percent, while Lower Moreland achieved 97 and 96 percent in graduation and college percentage.

The list is rounded off by Spring-Ford High School with 96 and 87 percent for graduation and college respectively and Upper Dublin High School with 98 and 93 percent.

Read more about the best public high schools at the Philadelphia Business Journal by clicking here.

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