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*

  • 2018-19 School Year

    • Composite Average SAT score for Radnor High School Class of 2019: 1325

    • Average ACT score for RHS Class of 2019: 28.0
     
    • Percent of Class of 2019 Who Graduated in 4 Years: 98.6%

    • Number of different institutions of higher learning members of the RHS Class of 2019 were enrolled in at graduation: 113
     
    • Number of Advanced Placement (AP) Courses at RHS for 2018-19 School Year: 29
     
    • Total number of AP tests given in 2018-19 School Year: 1,118
     
    • Percentage of AP Tests with Scores of 3 or Above in 2018-19 School Year: 87.3%

    • 3rd-Grade English Language Arts (ELA) PSSA: RTSD, 34.1% Advanced; State of PA, 16.5%

    • 3rd-Grade Math PSSA: RTSD, 45.9% Advanced; State of PA, 26.7%

    • 4th-Grade ELA PSSA: RTSD, 57.6% Advanced; State of PA, 27.3%

    • 4th-Grade Math PSSA: RTSD, 43.4% Advanced; State of PA, 19%

    • 4th-Grade Science PSSA: RTSD, 63.4% Advanced; State of PA, 38.8%

    • 5th-Grade ELA PSSA: RTSD, 48.5% Advanced; State of PA, 15.8%

    • 5th-Grade Math PSSA: RTSD, 35.6% Advanced; State of PA, 15.8%

    • 6th-Grade ELA PSSA: RTSD, 51.9% Advanced; State of PA, 20.8%

    • 6th-Grade Math PSSA: RTSD, 48.2% Advanced; State of PA, 15.8%

    • 7th-Grade ELA PSSA: RTSD, 34.4% Advanced; State of PA, 14.9%

    • 7th-Grade Math PSSA: RTSD, 41.4% Advanced; State of PA, 13.9%

    • 8th-Grade ELA PSSA: RTSD, 38.7% Advanced; State of PA, 16%

    • 8th-Grade Math PSSA: RTSD, 32.2% Advanced; State of PA, 9.9% 

     • 8th-Grade Science PSSA: RTSD, 45.4% Advanced; State of PA, 23.1%

    • Number of home countries of RTSD English Language Learners in 2018-19: 32

    • Number of native languages of RTSD English Language Leaners in 2018-19: 30

    • Number of students who participated in athletics at RHS and RMS in 2018-19: 1,590

    • Number of students who participated in a form of musical ensemble at RHS and RMS in 2018-19: 934

    • Number of students who participated in a form of musical ensemble at the elementary level in 2018-19: 976

    • Number of students who participated in one of RTSD's 2019 Summer Learning Programs: 463

    • 99,839 titles are available in the five RTSD school libraries


    *Review the full 2018-19 RTSD Report of District Data and Student Achievement here

Recent Rankings

  • In U.S. News and World Report's 2020 high school rankings, RHS once again ranked #3 high school in PA and moved up 26 spots in the national rankings to #211 from #237 in 2019.

    RTSD Ranked Best School District in Pennsylvania and 10th Best School District in America by Niche.com in 2021.

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

    RHS ranked #4 "Most Challenging High School" in PA by The Washington Post in 2017.

    RHS ranked #4 high school in PA and 106th in U.S. by Newsweek in 2016.

    RHS ranked #22 high in school in PA by SchoolDigger.com for 2018-19.

    2021 Niche.com Public School Rankings
    • RTSD ranked #1 school district in PA, #10 in U.S.  
    • RHS ranked #4 public high school in PA, #93 in U.S. 
    • RMS ranked #2 public middle school in PA, #41 in U.S. 
    • IES ranked #1 public elementary school in PA, #47 in U.S. 
    • RES ranked #7 public elementary school in PA, #89 in U.S. 
    • WES ranked #3 public elementary school in PA, #72 in U.S.