High School earns second straight Silver Medal

Congratulations to Penn Manor High School faculty, staff, students and administration for earning a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report for the second straight year!

The high school had the highest ranking of any school in Lancaster County for 2016 and was No. 35 in the state and No. 1,308 in the nation. The magazine evaluated more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia for the report.

The rankings are based on test scores in reading and math for all students and for student subgroups, including African-American and Latino pupils and the economically disadvantaged; graduation rates; and the number of students taking and passing college-level courses.

“With our changing demographics, this award solidifies the efforts teachers have put forth to meet the needs of all our students and the sense of ownership that our students have in doing well,” said high school principal Dr. Phil Gale. “A culture of excellence has been developed at Penn Manor High School.”

The school also earned a Silver Medal in 2015 and was named to the AP District Honor Roll for increasing the number of students taking advanced-placement tests and for maintaining a high percentage of students scoring well on AP Exams.

Congratulations to the PMHS family for again making us Penn Manor Proud!

Best High Schools Silver Award logo from US News and World Report