U.S. News & World Report released the 2022 Best High School Rankings and LVA took the top spot among Lehigh Valley high schools.
LVA Rankings for 2022
#1 High School in the Allentown Metro Area (Area includes high schools from the PA & NJ areas)
#2 Charter High School in Pennsylvania
#51 High School in Pennsylvania
#247 Charter High School in the United States
#1,477 High School in the United States.
This ranking is based on 2019-2020 data. U.S. News & World Report utilizes the following indicators to calculate rankings:
College Readiness (30%) – Measured by the proportion of the school’s 12th graders who took and earned a qualifying score on AP or IB Exams.
College Curriculum Breadth (10%) – Measured from the percentage of 12th graders who took and earned qualifying scores on multiple AP or IB exams (4 AP or IB exams = full credit, 2 or 3 AP or IB exams = 50% or 75% credit)
State Assessment Proficiency (20%) – School’s student proficiency in reading, math and science on state assessments. Since there were no Keystone exams in 2020, U.S. News and World Reports utilized 3 years of historical data for measures that involved state assessment data.
State Assessment Performance (20%) – The total assessment score for math, reading and science assessments is compared to the U.S. News predicted score based on demographic characteristics in the state the school is located in.
Underserved Student Performance (20%) – This measure assesses learning outcomes only among Black, Hispanic and low-income students.
Graduation Rate (10%) – Portion of students who entered ninth grade in 2016-2017 and graduated in four years by 2020.
Please see below for links to the U.S. News and World Report website for LVA’s ranking and the article from Lehigh Valley Live and the Morning Call.