Baldwin-Whitehall rises in school rankings

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Baldwin-Whitehall rises in school rankings

This year Baldwin tied for the second-largest place increase since last year, passing up a total of 45 districts statewide.

This year Baldwin tied for the second-largest place increase since last year, passing up a total of 45 districts statewide.

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This year Baldwin tied for the second-largest place increase since last year, passing up a total of 45 districts statewide.

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This year Baldwin tied for the second-largest place increase since last year, passing up a total of 45 districts statewide.

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Baldwin-Whitehall School District posted significant gains in the annual ranking of Pennsylvania school districts by the Pittsburgh Business Times.

The rankings are based on performance and growth on Keystones and PSSAs. This year Baldwin tied for the second-largest place increase since last year, passing up a total of 45 districts statewide.

The district placed 145th out of 500 school districts in the state, and 35th out of 102 districts in local areas, increasing a total of 7 places since last year in the local rankings.

Supt. Dr. Randal Lutz said he is proud of the district’s teachers, staff, and students for their hard work and dedication in improving the school district’s place. Lutz also credited the warm environment that has been created for students to learn and feel comfortable at the same time.

The Business Times rankings are very critical. They give families who are looking to buy homes in the South Hills a way to compare districts. If we are doing 35 in the entire region, Baldwin is a great place to have kids attend school.”

— Doctor. Randal Lutz

“In a successful school district, kids are learning, achieving, and having fun doing those things. Lutz said, “They like the building, staff, and the environment. If students feel better about what they are doing and they feel good about the environment they are working in, they are generally happier and perform better.”

Lutz recognizes that the rankings are important.

“The Business Times rankings are very critical,” Lutz said. “They give families who are looking to buy homes in the South Hills a way to compare districts. If we are doing 35 in the entire region, Baldwin is a great place to have kids attend school.”

Junior Lexie Kennard agreed that the ranking is a huge achievement.

“I’m really proud of our schools for ranking that high. The tests are way more serious than they were before,” Kennard said. “Teachers are making the kids excited to actually take the tests.”