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Manoa Elementary School in Haverford Township, Delaware County, made the list of highest-scoring elementary schools in the four Philadelphia suburban counties.

October 18, 2016

Suburban Philly schools with highest state School Performance Profile scores

The state Department of Education released 2016 School Performance Profile scores for all Pennsylvania schools last week, and PhillyVoice has organized the scores for schools in the four suburban counties – Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery – into 10 tables.

The first two tables show the highest-scoring middle and elementary schools among all four counties. The final eight show the best-performing middle and elementary schools in each county.

The calculation of SPP scores had been put on hold last year for most schools to give teachers and students a year to adjust to the new Core Curriculum and realignment of the PSSA, or Pennsylvania System of School Assessment standardized test. The 2016 SPP scores are the first to reflect middle and elementary school student performance on the more challenging PSSA. The Department of Education, at the direction of Gov. Tom Wolf, is currently working to make the standardized test-dependent SPP a "better, more holistic measure."

The SPP is calculated using numerous criteria, some weighted more heavily than others. These include student performance on standardized tests, like the PSSA, Keystone Exams and the SAT/ACT college admissions tests. The score also factors in how many students performed proficiently on standardized tests and improvements made by students who had previously underperformed on these tests, among other factors.

A more detailed description of the scoring criteria and Top 50 highest-scoring high schools in the Philadelphia region can be found here. And lists of Philadelphia's top public and charter schools, based on the SPP data, can be found here.

The searchable database of the reports for all the schools in Pennsylvania is available on the education department's website.

Information for the top-scoring middle and elementary schools in the suburban counties is below.

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OVERALL

Top-scoring middle schools in the suburban counties

RankSchool DistrictCountySPP score
1Spring-Ford 7th Grade Center
Spring-Ford Area Montgomery86.9
2New Hope-SoleburyNew Hope-Solebury
Bucks86.3
3Charles F. Patton
Unionville-Chadds FordChester
85.5
4Haverford
Haverford Twp.Delaware
83.7
5Spring-Ford 8th Grade Center
Spring-Ford AreaMontgomery
83.6
6Pennbrook
North PennMontgomery
82.2
7Valley Forge
Tredyffrin-Easttown
Chester81.8
8Springfield
Springfield
Montgomery
81.7
9Jenkintown
Jenkintown
Montgomery
81.3
10 Fred S. Engle
Avon GroveChester
79.7

Top-scoring elementary schools in the suburban counties

RankSchool DistrictCountySPP score
1Shamona CreekDowningtownChester94.6
2North CoventryOwen J. RobertsChester93.9
3Souderton CS CooperativeSouderton CSMontgomery
92.9
4Pine RunCentral BucksBucks
92.5
4Limerick Spring-FordMontgomery
92.5
6ManoaHaverford Twp.Delaware
92.3
7Rose TreeRose Tree MediaDelaware91.9
8New Hope-Solebury Lower
New Hope-SoleburyBucks
91.4
8PocopsonUnionville-Chadds FordChester
91.4
10 York AvenueNorth PennMontgomery91.2
10 DevonTredyffrin-EasttownChester91.2


BUCKS COUNTY

Middle schools

RankSchool DistrictType of schoolSPP score
1New Hope-SoleburyNew Hope-Solebury Public86.3
2William PennPennsburyPublic76.8
3Charles H. BoehmPennsburyPublic
76.4
4PoquessingNeshaminyPublic
76.3
5Tamanend Central BucksPublic
75.2
6Pennridge CentralPennridgePublic
74.6
7Richboro Council RockPublic72.8
8NewtownCouncil RockPublic
72.3
9LenapeCentral BucksPublic
72.0
10 MilfordQuakertown CommunityPublic
71.6

Elementary schools

RankSchool DistrictType of schoolSPP score
1Pine RunCentral Bucks Public92.5
2New Hope-Solebury LowerNew Hope-SoleburyPublic91.4
3Bucks County MontessoriBucks County MontessoriCharter
91.1
4ButlerCentral BucksPublic
90.8
5Cold SpringCentral BucksPublic
90.1
6New Hope-Solebury Upper
New Hope-Solebury
Public
89.6
7Bridge ValleyCentral BucksPublic88.6
8JamisonCentral Bucks
Public
88.5
9WarwickCentral BucksPublic
87.7
10 BuckinghamCentral BucksPublic
87.5

CHESTER COUNTY

Middle schools

RankSchool DistrictType of schoolSPP score
1Charles F. PattonUnionville-Chadds Ford Public85.5
2Valley ForgeTredyffrin-EasttownPublic81.8
3Fred S. EngleAvon GrovePublic
79.7
4Tredyffrin-Easttown
Tredyffrin-Easttown
Public
78.9
5Stetson West Chester AreaPublic
75.8
6J.R. FugettWest Chester Area
Public
75.0
7Great ValleyGreat ValleyPublic74.6
8KennettKennett ConsolidatedPublic
73.0
9DowningtownDowningtown Area
Public
70.4
10 Owen J. RobertsOwen J. Roberts
Public
69.1

Elementary schools

RankSchool DistrictType of schoolSPP score
1Shamona CreekDowningtown AreaPublic94.6
2North CoventryOwen J. RobertsPublic93.9
3PocopsonUnionville-Chadds FordPublic
91.4
4DevonTredyffrin-EasttownPublic
91.2
5Kathryn D. Markley Great ValleyPublic
90.8
6SugartownGreat Valley
Public
88.9
7HillendaleUnionville-Chadds Ford
Public88.5
8West BradfordDowningtown AreaPublic
88.3
9East PikelandPhoenixville AreaPublic
87.9
10 East Vincent Owen J. RobertsPublic
87.8

DELAWARE COUNTY

Middle schools

RankSchool DistrictType of schoolSPP score
1HaverfordHaverford Twp.Public83.7
2Strath HavenWallingford-SwarthmorePublic79.4
3Paxon HollowMarple NewtownPublic
79.1
4Garnet Valley
Garnet ValleyPublic
74.8
5Springton Lake
Rose Tree Media Public
71.9
6RadnorRadnor Twp.Public
70.0
7RichardsonSpringfieldPublic68.4
8RidleyRidleyPublic
61.8
9NorthleyPenn-DelcoPublic
61.1
10 Beverly HillsUpper DarbyPublic
60.4

Elementary schools

RankSchool DistrictType of schoolSPP score
1ManoaHaverford Twp. Public92.3
2Rose TreeRose Tree MediaPublic91.9
3LynnewoodHaverford Twp.
Public
88.7
4CulbertsonMarple NewtownPublic
88.4
5Garnet Valley Garnet ValleyPublic
87.9
6Bethel SpringsGarnet Valley
Public
87.2
7ConcordGarnet Valley
Public87.0
8Swarthmore-RutledgeWallingford-SwarthmorePublic
86.5
9IthanRadnor Twp.Public
85.3
10 WorrallMarple NewtownPublic85.1

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Middle schools

RankSchool DistrictType of schoolSPP score
1Spring-Ford 7th Grade CenterSpring-Ford AreaPublic86.9
2Spring-Ford 8th Grade CenterSpring-Ford AreaPublic83.6
3PennbrookNorth PennPublic
82.2
4SpringfieldSpringfieldPublic
81.7
5Jenkintown JenkintownPublic
81.3
6Upper MerionUpper MerionPublic
78.5
7Wissahickon WissahickonPublic77.2
8Bala CynwydLower MerionPublic
75.9
9Arcola IntermediateMethactonPublic
74.2
10 Upper MorelandUpper MorelandPublic
74.0

Elementary schools

RankSchool DistrictType of schoolSPP score
1Souderton CS CollaborativeSouderton CSCharter (K-8)92.9
2LimerickSpring-FordPublic92.5
3York AvenueNorth PennPublic
91.2
4Stony CreekWissahickonPublic
91.0
5General Nash North PennPublic
90.3
6Penn ValleyLower MerionPublic
88.7
7Thomas FitzwaterUpper DublinPublic87.8
8EvergreenPerkiomen ValleyPublic
87.2
9RoyersfordSpring-FordPublic
87.1
10 North WalesNorth PennPublic
86.7