About Radnor Township School District

  • Radnor Township, founded in 1682, is located 13 miles west of Philadelphia, PA and has a population of approximately 30,000. Radnor Township School District is Radnor Township's only public school system, covering nearly 14 square miles and serving a diverse, multicultural population. 

    RTSD includes one high, one middle and three elementary schools. Radnor High School (RHS) was the first school to be established in 1893 with renovations in 2015. Ithan Elementary School (IES) was built in 1963 with completed renovations in 2016; Wayne Elementary School (WES) was built in 1971 with completed renovations in 2016; Radnor Elementary School (RES) was built in 2001 and is Pennsylvania's first "green" school; and the current Radnor Middle School (RMS) building was built in 2007.

    RTSD is consistently recognized as one of the finest school districts in the nation, with a vast network of parks, playgrounds, athletic fields and learning spaces.

Budget

Student and District Data Overview

  • 2019-20 School Year

    • Composite Average SAT score for Radnor High School Class of 2020: 1271

    • Average ACT score for RHS Class of 2020: 28.5

    • Percent of Class of 2020 Who Graduated in 4 Years: 98.1%

    • Number of different institutions of higher learning members of the RHS Class of 2020 were enrolled in at graduation: 129

    • Number of Advanced Placement (AP) Courses at RHS for 2019-20 School Year: 28

    • Total number of AP tests given in 2019-20 School Year: 1,035

    • Percentage of AP Tests with Scores of 3 or Above in 2019-20 School Year: 86.6%

    • Number of home countries of RTSD English Language Learners in 2019-20: 37

    • Number of native languages of RTSD English Language Leaners in 2019-20: 34

    • Number of students who participated in athletics at RHS and RMS in 2019-20: 1,554

    • Number of students who participated in a form of musical ensemble at RHS and RMS in 2019-20: 984

    • Number of students who participated in a form of musical ensemble at the elementary level in 2019-20: 1,032

    • Number of students who participated in one of the RTSD 2020 Summer Learning Programs: 1,364

    • 98,250 titles were available in the five RTSD school libraries during the 2019-20 school year

    View 2019-20 RTSD Report of District Data and Student Achievement (Released Nov. 2020)

2020-21 Points of Pride

Recent Rankings

  • U.S. News & World Report

    RHS ranked 4th best high school in Pennsylvania and 265th nationally by U.S. News and World Report in 2021 Best U.S. High Schools.

    Newsweek

    Newsweek named RTSD the #1 School District in PA in 2021 "Best School District in Every State."

    RHS ranked #9 STEM High School in PA and #319 STEM High School in U.S. by Newsweek in November 2020.

    Niche.com

    RTSD Ranked Best School District in Pennsylvania and 12th Best School District in America by Niche.com in 2022 Public School Rankings.

    • RTSD ranked #1 school district in PA, #12 in U.S.  
    • RHS ranked #3 public high school in PA, #78 in U.S. 
    • RMS ranked #4 public middle school in PA, #64 in U.S. 
    • IES ranked #1 public elementary school in PA, #28 in U.S. 
    • RES ranked #24 public elementary school in PA, #251 in U.S. 
    • WES ranked #17 public elementary school in PA, #174 in U.S.

    SchoolDigger.com

    RTSD Ranked #9 school district in Pennsylvania by SchoolDigger.com for 2018-2019*.

    *PDE did not administer assessments for the 2019-20 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.