SAT Results: Compare Local High Schools

See how your high school did in comparison with other local public schools.

Philadelphia's J.R. Masterman ranked at the top of SAT scores again for 2011. Although the school's average cumulative score of 1897 did drop from 2010's total of 1929.

Chester County's Conestoga High School in Tredyffrin-Easttown School District came in second again. Montgomery County's Lower Merion School District claimed third place with Lower Merion High School and fifth with Harriton High School. Delaware County's Radnor High School fit in between those schools at fourth. All four of these Main Line schools had the same rankings in 2010.

Philadelphia's Central High School had the most seniors taking the SAT at 520, followed by Conestoga with 490 and Haverford High School in Delaware County with 372. Philadelphia's J.R. Masterman had the smallest number of student taking the SAT with 116.

High School (District)

Combined Average

2011 SAT Score

Masterman (Philadelphia) 1897
Conestoga (Tredyffrin-Easttown) 1755 Lower Merion (Lower Merion) 1748 Radnor (Radnor Township) 1720 Harriton (Lower Merion) 1717 Great Valley (Great Valley) 1668 Central (Philadelphia) 1650 Henderson (West Chester) 1609 Penncrest (Rose Tree Media) 1606 East (West Chester) 1565 Haverford (Haverford Township) 1562 Phoenixville (Phoenixville Area) 1560 Bayard Rustin (West Chester) 1554 Marple Newtown (Marple Newtown) 1504 Springfield (Springfield) 1498

The scores represented here are combined average scores from the verbal, math and writing portions of the tests taken by college-bound seniors, as reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Just me October 13, 2012 at 03:35 PM
I would love to know the answer to the question how many had private tutoring ... seems like everyone gets some sort of SAT tutoring either classroom based or private or both ..
John Odell October 16, 2012 at 02:12 AM
It is a magnet school in Philadelphia. Basically the best 800 or so students in the city get to enter in their middle school program. Then they reduce the class by half for the ones entering the high school part of Masterman so you have taken the cream of the crop and then thin it out even more. They only have about 400 students in their HS program. I used to live right behind it on 16th Street in Philly.
Jason Eldridge October 28, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Why have neighboring high schools been excluded form your list? They are available from the same download at PDE. Is it because Downingtown out ranked West Chester?
PD December 17, 2012 at 08:40 PM
It is a bit strange that Downingtown East and West were left out. Downingtown East Had a combined 1637, beating all the West Chester Schools. But, Downingtown West scored much lower then Henderson at 1576.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »