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April 19, 2016

Philly's Masterman ranked among top 50 public high schools in U.S.

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The facade of the Julia R. Masterman school on Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia.

A Philadelphia school was ranked in the top 50 of a list judging the top public high schools in the nation, according to a U.S. News & World report released Tuesday.

Julia R. Masterman High School in Spring Garden was named as the top-ranked high school in Pennsylvania and the 46th-best high school in the country.

Schools were ranked according to four key factors: all students' performance on state assessments in reading and mathematics, disadvantaged students' performance on the same assessments, the school's graduation rate and the number of students taking and passing college-level courses. (A full explanation can be found here.)

Masterman, a grades 5-12 school, has a total enrollment of 1,178 students and 54 full-time teachers, a 22:1 student-teacher ratio. The total number of high school students at Masterman is 421 students.

The school's "College Readiness" score is 92.2 on a scale of 0-100.

Masterman is one of 48 high schools run by the School District of Philadelphia.