Kennett Square, Pa. – Unionville High School has been ranked No. 307 in the nation among the 2023-2024 Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings evaluate more than 17,600 schools at the national, state and local level.
The school was also ranked No. 6 in Pennsylvania and No. 117 in STEM High Schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
“This is the highest national ranking that Unionville High School has ever received,” stated Dr. John Sanville, Unionville-Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD) Superintendent. “To be ranked 307 out of 17,600 schools is an incredible achievement. This doesn’t happen by accident - it is the result of having the best educators leading instruction, an engaged Board that supports academic achievement, a challenging and diversified curriculum, and a hard-working community of learners who make us proud every day. This is a great achievement that our community can be proud of!”
U.S. News & World Report’s methodology focuses on six indicators of school quality: college readiness; breadth of curriculum; scores on state proficiency tests; performance in reading, math, and science; underserved student performance; and graduation rates.
Unionville High School also recently learned that 18 students have been named Semifinalists and an additional 22 students were commended in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Having 40 students qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program is another example of UCFSD’s outstanding academic achievement.
“Our students have a strong intrinsic drive to excel academically, and we have exceptional educational leaders who fuel that drive in the classroom each day,” stated Unionville High School Principal, Dr. Amy Jenkins. “We have the best staff and we continue to stay current with our practices and curriculum in order to maintain an excellent education for our students. Also, Unionville High School would not be a nationally top-ranked school without our community. The only way we’re successful is through the partnerships we build with our parents, Board, alumni, and community members.”