News · Dock Mennonite Academy ranked in PA’s 100 Best Sports Programs


By Kara Seymour  Patch National Staff| 

Sports are a big part of the high school experience. So which Pennsylvania high schools have the best sports programs?

A new analysis by data compilers at Niche.com aims to find out.

Niche’s 2019 best High School Sports ranking was created after a “rigorous analysis” of key statistics that reviewed both public and private schools.

The ranking used data from the U.S. Department of Education, reviews from students and parents, the number of state championships, student participation in athletics, and the number of sports offered at the school to compile the scores.

According to Niche, 50 percent of the ranking was based on student and parent surveys on sports. Next, data crunchers used enrollment as a factor, which accounted for 20 percent of the score. The number of championships coupled with the total number of sports offered came next, according for 10 percent each of the score. Finally, analysts looked at the number of students participating — five percent each for boys and girls participation.

Here’s a look at the top 100 high schools for sports in Pennsylvania, according to the Niche analysis:

  1. Central Catholic High School, Pittsburgh
  2. North Allegheny High School, Wexford
  3. Archbishop Wood High School, Warminster
  4. La Salle College High School, Wyndmoor
  5. Conestoga Senior High School, Berwyn
  6. Villa Maria Academy, Erie
  7. Spring-Ford Senior High School, Royersford
  8. Lower Merion High School, Ardmore
  9. Cumberland Valley High School, Mechanicsburg
  10. Cathedral Preparatory School, Erie
  11. St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Philadelphia
  12. Unionville High School, Kennett Square
  13. Radnor Senior High School, Radnor
  14. Milton Hershey High School, Hershey
  15. North Penn Senior High School, Lansdale
  16. Coatesville Area Senior High School, Coatesville
  17. Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School, Wyomissing
  18. Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield
  19. Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh
  20. Springfield High School, Springfield
  21. Holy Ghost Preparatory School, Bensalem
  22. Central Bucks High School West, Doylestown
  23. Parkland High School, Allentown
  24. Downingtown High School West, Downingtown
  25. Scranton Preparatory School, Scranton
  26. South Fayette Township High School, Mcdonald
  27. Strath Haven High School, Wallingford
  28. Central Dauphin Senior High School, Harrisburg
  29. Pine-Richland High School, Gibsonia
  30. Bishop McDevitt High School, Harrisburg
  31. Father Judge High School, Philadelphia
  32. Roman Catholic High School, Philadelphia
  33. York Suburban Senior High School, York
  34. Mt. Lebanon Senior High School, Pittsburgh
  35. Central Bucks High School South, Warrington
  36. Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, Gwynedd Valley
  37. Neshaminy High School, Langhorne
  38. Oakland Catholic High School, Pittsburgh
  39. Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior High School, Plymouth Meeting
  40. Susquehannock High School, Glen Rock
  41. McDowell High School, Erie
  42. Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills
  43. Council Rock High School North, Newtown
  44. Easton Area High School, Easton
  45. Emmaus High School, Emmaus
  46. St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls, Philadelphia
  47. Loyalsock Township Senior High School, Williamsport
  48. Neumann Goretti High School, Philadelphia
  49. Upper St. Clair High School, Pittsburgh
  50. York Catholic High School, York
  51. Palmyra Area Senior High School, Palmyra
  52. State College Area High School, State College
  53. Abington Heights High School, Clarks Summit
  54. Peters Township High School, Mcmurray
  55. Manheim Central Senior High School, Manheim
  56. Archbishop John Carroll High School, Radnor
  57. Central Bucks High School East, Buckingham
  58. Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale
  59. Garnet Valley High School, Glen Mills
  60. Lewisburg High School, Lewisburg
  61. Henderson High School, West Chester
  62. Dallas Senior High School, Dallas
  63. Mercyhurst Preparatory School, Erie
  64. Bethlehem Catholic High School, Bethlehem
  65. Lancaster Catholic High School, Lancaster
  66. Villa Joseph Marie High School, Holland
  67. West Allegheny Senior High School, Imperial
  68. Souderton Area Senior High School, Souderton
  69. Danville Area Senior High School, Danville
  70. Cheltenham High School, Wyncote
  71. Wilson High School, West Lawn
  72. Downingtown High School East, Exton
  73. Upper Dublin High School, Fort Washington
  74. Dock Mennonite Academy, Lansdale

  75. Elk Lake Junior/Senior High School, Springville
  76. St. Basil Academy, Jenkintown
  77. Central Valley High School, Monaca
  78. Central Columbia Senior High School, Bloomsburg
  79. Delone Catholic High School, Mc Sherrystown
  80. Penn Hills Senior High School, Pittsburgh
  81. Moon Senior High School, Moon Township
  82. West York Area High School, York
  83. Seton LaSalle Catholic High School, Mt. Lebanon
  84. Neshannock Junior/Senior High School, New Castle
  85. Exeter Township Senior High School, Reading
  86. Franklin Regional Senior High School, Murrysville
  87. Mount St. Joseph Academy, Flourtown
  88. Perkiomen Valley High School, Collegeville
  89. Southern Columbia High School, Catawissa
  90. Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona
  91. Allentown Central Catholic High School, Allentown
  92. Eisenhower Middle/High School, Russell
  93. Pottsgrove Senior High School, Pottstown
  94. Conrad Weiser High School, Robesonia
  95. Hampton High School, Allison Park
  96. Liberty High School, Bethlehem
  97. Selinsgrove Area High School, Selinsgrove
  98. Central York High School, York
  99. Great Valley High School, Malvern
  100. Sewickley Academy, Sewickley

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