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Renaissance Academy Secures Two Rankings on the U.S. News & World Reports Best High School List

Renaissance Academy Charter High School has secured two rankings on the prestigious U.S. News & World Report's Best High School Report. Renaissance Academy ranked 16th on the of Best Pennsylvania High Schools and 16th on the list of Philadelphia PA Metro Area High Schools. This achievement establishes Renaissance Academy as the highest-rated charter high school featured on the list of top educational institutions within the state. 

U.S. News and World Reports’ annual rankings are a testament to the exceptional dedication and commitment of Renaissance Academy High School faculty and staff, under the direction of Principal, Michelle Boyd. The high school consistently demonstrated its performance in various key metrics including high standards for academics, college, and career readiness a consistent focus on a culture of success and inclusivity.

The U.S. News and World  Report evaluates high schools by considering a range of factors that showcase academic excellence. Renaissance Academy Charter School has notably excelled in these metrics which include 72% of students participating in Advanced Placement testing. Among these,49% of students successfully passed at least one AP exam. Renaissance Academy’s commitment to high academic merit is showcased by the proficiency exhibited by its students. 90% of students achieved proficiency in Mathematics, 97% in reading, and 90% in sciences. 

CEO, Dr. Guarino Buli remarked “It is an honor to have our high school recognized for these accomplishments. Our staff and students work very hard, and I am grateful for their dedication.  As a school leader, I am proud to be integral to the school choice movement in the Commonwealth of PA. I am confident that the work of Renaissance Academy Charter High School has set the bar for all Charter Schools to strive for excellence.”

“I am proud of the hard work and perseverance our dedicated staff and resilient students demonstrated over the past challenging years. This ranking is a testament to their unwavering commitment and determination to succeed. As we continue to rebuild and recover from the pandemic, our focus remains on empowering students to achieve their goals and reach new heights.” says high school principal Michelle Boyd.

Furthermore, Renaissance Academy boasts a remarkable 99% graduation rate and a sharp emphasis on college readiness. The school’s academic counselor, Tracey Behrens O’Brien works with each student to ensure their college plans or post-graduate goals are realized and executed before they graduate. These accomplishments culminate in an impressive overall rating score of 95.42%.

U.S. News & World Report is a prominent digital media outlet, utilizing data, rankings, technology, and media presence to provide valuable guidance to consumers in areas including education, health, money, travel, and news. Their thorough evaluation of kindergarten through 12th-grade public schools at the national, statewide, city, and school-type levels serves as a reliable benchmark for educational quality.

Renaissance Academy has consistently ranked above average among public schools nationally and within the realm of Pennsylvania charter schools since 2019. This sustained success displays the fierce commitment of Renaissance Academy's educators, administrators, students, and community members.

At the core of Renaissance Academy's success lies its mission to create a diverse-minded community that prepares a diverse cross-section of students for success as scholars, workers, and citizens. Through a world-class liberal arts, college-preparatory education, the school fosters an inclusive environment where high standards, technological innovation, a growth mindset, unique experiences, creativity, and accountability are embraced as the norm. This approach aims to achieve enduring improvements in students' academic performance and nurture a robust alumni network.

Renaissance Academy Charter High School's accomplishment as the highest-rated charter high school on U.S. News' list of Best Pennsylvania Schools is an honor that serves as a point of pride to the Renaissance Academy community. Renaissance Academy Charter School extends gratitude to The U.S. News & Report and looks forward to continuing to rise to the occasion of high academic quality. 


U.S. News & Report Renaissance Academy Profile. 

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