Hampton was named the Greatest Excessive Faculty within the Pittsburgh Space by US Information & World Report

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Hampton High School is one of the smallest in northern Allegheny County, but topped the Pittsburgh area’s most recent “Best High Schools” ranking by US News & World Report.

Compared to 754 other high schools in Pennsylvania, Hampton ranked seventh overall in 2020, according to the news agency. In a ranking of nearly 18,000 high schools across the country, Hampton came in at 408.

Hampton was ranked fourth in the region and 17th in the state in the US News’ 2019 report.

The annual ranking is based on college readiness, math and reading proficiency, math and reading exam performance, underserved student performance, curriculum breadth, and graduation rates.

The ranking uses data from nearly 18,000 public high schools in the nation.

The six schools that ranked higher than Hampton in 2020 are all located in eastern Pennsylvania. The top high school in Pennsylvania is the Julia R. Masterman Secondary School in Philadelphia.

North Allegheny High School was ranked 16th, Pine-Richland 25th, and North Hills Hills 69th in the 2020 state list.

Among the high schools in the Pittsburgh area, North Allegheny was ranked fourth, Pine-Richland eighth, and North Hills thirteenth.

“The top-ranked schools are the ones whose students excelled on state tests and exceeded expectations. participated in and passed various university-level exams; and completed in high proportions, ”according to US News, assigning numerical rankings to schools in the top 75%.

In this year’s ranking, Hampton received a rating of 97.71 out of 100. The school was among the top 50 schools in the state in each of the categories used to determine the ranking.

“The Hampton Township School District is honored for continued recognition of the wonderful achievements of our hardworking and dedicated students, faculties and staff,” said Superintendent Michael Loughead. “While this ranking recognizes our high school, everyone in our district has contributed to this wonderful achievement.”

District officials said the high school offers a comprehensive and varied curriculum that includes general studies, college preparation, advanced courses, honorary courses, professional / technical education, and business programs.

The school has a 99 percent graduation rate, they said.

Hampton High School has 965 students. There are 1,545 enrolled at Pine-Richland High School and 1,347 at North Hills High School.

North Allegheny Senior High School has 2,250 students. With an enrollment of 8,510, NA is the largest county in Allegheny County by the Pittsburgh Public Schools system.

Tony LaRussa is a contributor to Tribune Review. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, tlarussa@triblive.com, or on Twitter.

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