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Lower Merion Ranked 8 in State for PSSA Scores

Lower Merion School District's PSSA performance ranks 8 out of 500 school districts in Pennsylvania, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Lower Merion School District ranks 8 among 500 school districts in Pennsylvania, based on its performance on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) Exam, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.

The Pittsburgh Business Times recently released its 2012 Guide of Western Pennsylvania Schools. The guide lists the school district rankings on the PSSA scores statewide.

The formula for the ranking takes into account three years of PSSA test scores in math, reading, writing and science, according to The Business Journals. Three years of scores are considered, with the current year given the most weight.

Last year, Lower Merion ranked No. 7 in the state.

Check out the rest of the Top 10 for 2012:

1. Upper St. Clair School District

2. Unionville-Chadds Ford School District

3. Tredyffrin-Easttown Township School District

4. Radnor School District

5. Mt. Lebanon School District

6. North Allegheny School District

7. Hampton Township School District

8. Lower Merion School District

9. Central Bucks School District

10. South Fayette Township School District

Bob Guzzardi September 24, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Given that Lower Merion spends more than any of the districts that outrank it, this is not such good news. The demographics of the students account for much of this. What is the reason that the spending has not resulted in better performance compared to other less affluent and lower spending districts?

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