Wilson High School Named One of America's Best High Schools for 2016
West Lawn, PA – For the second straight year, Wilson High School is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's “Best High Schools,” earning a Silver Medal. This prestigious honor demonstrates that Wilson High School is among the top 6% of all public high schools in the United States. Last year, Wilson High School was ranked #44 in Pennsylvania and #1561 in the country, and is the only high school in Berks County to be named to the list. This year, Wilson High School is ranked #36 in Pennsylvania and #1336.
The Wilson High School faculty and staff, under the leadership of Principal Dr. George Fiore, have made dedicated efforts over the past few years to improve student performance. Factors contributing to Wilson High School’s national ranking include increasing overall student participation and performance in Advanced Placement courses, improving Keystone Exam achievement, and advancing College Readiness Performance. “I am extremely proud that Wilson High School is receiving this national honor for the second straight year. This achievement is a credit to our dedicated high school professional and support staff, along with our hard-working students and our supportive parents,” said Dr. Fiore. “Without all of their efforts, this accomplishment would not have been possible. This is also a tremendous credit to our elementary and middle school teachers, administrators, and support staff.”
“Wilson High School’s achievement is a reflection of the time and talent of our staff starting with our elementary program, continuing with our middle school program to our high school program. The combined efforts of our Wilson community are outstanding and we are grateful for the national recognition,” said Dr. Rudy Ruth, Wilson School District Superintendent. “We have been blessed with an outstanding school board, top flight and stable leadership, talented professional and support staff, and a surrounding community that supports and takes great pride in the performance of the district.”
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