The Upper Dublin School District has been ranked 17th out of 500 school districts in the state in performance on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Exams (PSSA) by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The district fell a notch from 2011, when it ranked 16th in the survey. In 2010, it ranked 11th.
The rankings are based on three years of students' PSSA results, with the most recent year given the most weight. Five school districts in the greater Philadelphia region were ranked in the top ten. They were:
- Unionville-Chadds Ford School District (#2)
- Tredyffrin-Easttown School District (#3)
- Radnor Township School District (#4)
- Lower Merion School District (#8)
- Central Bucks School District (#9)
Nearby, the Wissahickon School District ranked 28th, while Hatboro-Horsham ranked 36th and Abington ranked 59th.
For the seventh straight year, the top-ranked school district in the state was Upper St. Clair School District in Allegheny County.
The ranking of any of the 500 school districts in the survey may be checked at the Pittsburgh Business Times's web site.