Canon-McMillan Senior High School Ranked in Best High Schools Rankings

by the US News & World Report Last Updated: 9/21/2020 3:08 PM

According to U.S. News & World Report (, “the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today revealed the 2020 Best High Schools. This expansive edition ranks more schools across America than ever before, evaluating more than 17,700 public high schools on how well they serve all of their students, regardless of economic or ethnic background.

Canon-McMillan Senior High School is ranked #4,368 in the National Rankings. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college.

Canon-McMillan Senior High School’s Rankings:

  • Top 24%  in National Rankings
  • #175 in Pennsylvania High Schools
  • #35 in Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area High Schools


The methodology takes a holistic approach to evaluating schools, focusing on six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. College readiness measures participation and performance on AP and IB exams.” also states that, “Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Canon-Mcmillan Senior High School is 30%.”

Principal Crowley thanks everyone involved with the school for this huge achievement,

“For the past four weeks, our staff has been forced to think outside the box and to rethink how we educate our students at Canon-McMillan High School.  Throughout that time, we have told them that they have had and are continuing to have a great impact on the lives of their students.  This award is a validation of all of their hard work and efforts on behalf of our students. From the bus drivers that greet our students every morning; the teachers and staff that provide a stellar education; the custodians that ensure a clean learning environment; the cafeteria staff that provide a nutritious breakfast and lunch; our secretaries that keep everything running smoothly; to the coaches and leaders of our arts and athletic programs. They have all done their part to make Canon-McMillan High School a special place to work and learn.  We are honored that the hard work of our staff and students has been noticed and we are humbled by this prestigious recognition.”

Mr. Michael Daniels, Superintendent of the school district agrees,

"We couldn't be more proud of the Canon-McMillan Senior High School for achieving this recognition.  Thank you so much to our school board, our administrative team and our teachers who strive to make our school district a wonderful place for students to learn and prepare for the next steps in their lives beyond high school."