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PGHS Achieves Bronze According to US News & World Report

US News & World Report released its annual survey of high schools across the nation. Pottsgrove High School received a bronze rating, meaning that it ranks in the top third of all high schools across the nation. US News & World Report ranks schools based on performance in their state assessments and how well they prepare all students for college and career.

According to Dr. Bill Ziegler, principal of Pottsgrove High School, “the data used in determining our bronze status was from the 2013­-2014 school year.”

“Combined with our excellent rating in the 2015 Pennsylvania School Performance Profile, Pottsgrove High School has enjoyed positive recognition for our achievements over the last few years. Our academic initiatives include: (1) increased AP course selections, (2) more STEM courses, (3) the implementation of the Digital Learning Environment (DiLE), and (4) more college and career opportunities for all students. There is always work to be done and that is why we have been so focused on our comprehensive plan for continuous improvement,” stated Dr. William R. Shirk, Acting Superintendent. “We appreciate the hard work of our faculty, students and the ongoing support of our community.”

Dr. Mays­ Coleman, English teacher, noted, “We are pleased to be recognized among a prestigious group of secondary schools for preparing students for advanced educational opportunities.” Librarian, Ms. Dani Small, shared, “Pottsgrove students should be extremely proud of their accomplishments and academic successes. It is an honor to be part of our students’ every day life and watch these Falcons grow and “soar to excellence.” It is refreshing to know that all of our hard work has been nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report.” Science teacher, Mr.Brian Sheehan, also shared,“For the school, Pottsgrove being recognized by the US News just affirms what we already know, that Pottsgrove is filled with dedicated faculty and staff that care about their amazing students and students who give their best and work hard to achieve success. Personally, it makes me proud to call Pottsgrove my home.” 

“This good news comes to us at the same time we are opening our newly renovated high school facility. This achievement is the result of the hard work of our outstanding students and staff. We are excited and look forward to a great school year,” noted Principal Ziegler.