"We're moving in the right direction and we look forward to more exciting things coming about," Superintendent Cynthia Zurchin recently said about the rankings released this month.
The region's top five districts also changed from last year. Mt. Lebanon now ranks no. 1 and Upper St. Clair, which previously held the top spot, moved to no. 2. Hampton Township, South Fayette and North Allegheny held the third, fourth and fifth spots.
To come up with the rankings, the newspaper analyzed all the school districts' performances based on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Exam results.
Pittsburgh Business Times looked at three years of scores, with the current year given the most weight.
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