West was ranked 31st of the nation's highest ranked high school programs in Pennsylvania according to the Washington Post, putting all three Downingtown high school programs on the top 50 list in the state as far as academic achievement goes.

    DOWNINGTOWN WEST received the following top honors:

    • Ranked on The Daily Beast’s 2014 list of top high schools
    • Named to Newsweek's list of top schools, two years in a row
    • Named to AP Honor Roll for increasing student participation and raising scores on the exam.
    • Among the top 40 America's Most Challenging Schools according to the Washington Post
    • Received a Silver Medal ranking from US News and World Reports.
    • Ranked 1194 out of 4707 total schools who received a medal ranking. 
    • Ranked 31 out of 690 total PA high schools. 
    • Ranked in the top 3% of all high schools in the nation.
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