Best Public Schools in Willow Hill, PA


Summary:

The Willow Hill, Pennsylvania area is home to 3 schools that serve students from elementary through high school, all part of the Fannett-Metal School District. While Fannett-Metal Elementary School stands out as a top performer, the middle and high schools face more significant academic challenges.

Fannett-Metal Elementary School is a standout, ranking in the top 30% of Pennsylvania elementary schools and significantly outperforming the state on PSSA math and ELA tests. An impressive 93.1% of 4th graders scored proficient or better on the PSSA Science exam, compared to 74.1% statewide. However, the district's middle and high schools lag behind state averages on Keystone and PSSA exams, particularly in math, despite relatively high per-student spending across all 3 schools.

The stark socioeconomic differences across the schools are a likely contributing factor, with 100% of students at the elementary and middle schools qualifying for free/reduced lunch. This high-poverty student population may make it challenging for the secondary schools to translate the strong elementary-level performance into sustained academic success. Additionally, the overwhelmingly white student bodies, with minimal racial/ethnic diversity, may limit students' exposure to different backgrounds and perspectives.








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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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