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Penn-Trafford tops in Westmoreland County on state assessment tests

Joe Napsha
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Penn-Trafford was ranked in the top 2% of the state’s 605 schools districts, based on the results of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment and the Keystone Exams, the school district said.

The Westmoreland County school district ranked 11th out of 605 statewide, according to scores released in October and posted by SchoolDigger.com, an independent website that uses state Department of Education scores to rank districts.

Penn-Trafford had the highest ranking among the county’s 17 school districts. Norwin was second-highest at 34; followed by Franklin Regional ( 38); Greater Latrobe ( 60); and Hempfield Area (107).

Of Penn-Trafford’s elementary schools, two ranked in the top 1% of the state; two more were in the top 5% and the remaining one is in the top 12%. Both of Penn-Trafford’s middle schools reached the top 7% of the state.

Penn-Trafford High School, which ranked 13th in the state, is in the top 2% of the 688 high schools in the state.

The Penn Middle School ranked 49th out of 864 middle schools; and Trafford Middle School ranked 56th.

Of the district’s five elementary schools, McCullough ranked 3rd in the state, placing it in the top o.2% of elementary schools.

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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