PMHS earns fourth straight Silver Medal, No. 1 ranking in county

For the fourth year in a row, Penn Manor High School has been honored with a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report and is ranked the No. 1 high school in Lancaster County!

Penn Manor is ranked No. 36 in Pennsylvania, and No. 1,335 in the United States, based on the magazine’s 2018 evaluation of academic data from more than 20,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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.

“To receive this award for four consecutive years is an indication of the tremendous work that our students and teachers are doing,” said Phil Gale, high school principal.

“As a big school, we pride ourselves on the diversity of the programs we offer to prepare all students for life after high school. This recognition demonstrates the quality education that our students receive in all of the programs at Penn Manor High School,” he said.

Mike Leichliter, Penn Manor School District superintendent, called the latest ranking “wonderful news to receive during Teacher Appreciation Week.”

“We have a successful formula that includes dedicated students, caring teachers and a supportive community.  When all three of these elements are combined and work together, continued progress can be made,” Leichliter said.

He pointed out that a record 10 high schools in Lancaster County were honored with awards this year. “This speaks to the strong public schools and tremendous work ethic that is found in Lancaster County,” Leichliter said.

Congratulations to our high school students and staff for again making us Penn Manor Proud!