2020 School Guide rankings: Southwestern Pennsylvania’s top overachieving districts

2020 School Guide rankings: Southwestern Pennsylvania’s top overachieving districts
(Pittsburgh Business Times)

Most school rankings in the annual Business Times' Guide to Southwestern Pennsylvania Schools are based only on standardized test scores, but the overachiever rank adds one other factor — the percent of students defined by the state as economically disadvantaged.

Since economics has one of the strongest correlations with student academic success, this formula asks the basic question: “Which districts are outperforming expectations?”

The top three school districts on the list are Cornell School District, Fox Chapel Area School District and Southmoreland School District.

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