Penn-Trafford tops in Westmoreland County on state assessment tests |

Penn-Trafford tops in Westmoreland County on state assessment tests

Joe Napsha

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, 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 .

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.