Penn Manor middle and elementary schools earn U.S. News honors

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Five Penn Manor schools have been ranked among the top 25% of public schools in Pennsylvania by U.S. News and World Reports. Manor Middle School was ranked 151st of the 939 Pennsylvania middle schools included in the report, and Marticville Middle School was ranked 235th. Three Penn Manor elementary schools also ranked highly. Conestoga Elementary was ranked 147th of 1,752 schools, Central Manor Elementary was ranked 223rd, and Letort Elementary was ranked 225th.

U.S. News ranked the schools based on students’ math and reading proficiency and each school’s socioeconomic demographics. Any school scoring in the top 30% in each state is considered “high achieving.”

The rankings are the latest accolades for Penn Manor, which has earned seven straight Best High School awards from U.S. News. In 2021, Penn Manor High School was ranked No. 2 in Lancaster County and 71st out of 678 high schools in Pennsylvania.

Penn Manor superintendent Mike Leichliter said Penn Manor has been able to maintain high academic standards, despite recent challenges related to the pandemic.

“The core mission of Penn Manor is to provide an outstanding education for our students,” he said. “While it has been necessary to focus on other areas beyond our control recently, our teachers remain committed to ensuring that our students leave our schools with skills necessary to succeed.”

“This news provides continued evidence that Penn Manor excels at providing a high quality education to our students.”