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Monday, April 13, 2015

LVSD news from Sara

Hi there,

Ligonier Valley School District offers parents one of the best values for their housing dollar in Pennsylvania, according to a new report from consumer advocacy site NerdWallet.

We crunched census and state education data to identify high quality schools in affordable communities - and out of 491 school districts Ligonier Valley ranked fifth. How did we do it?
  1. To determine school quality we looked at standardized test scores, college readiness and class size.
  2. School quality was then weighted against affordability metrics to produce a list that isn't dominated by prohibitively expensive communities. 

I thought this could be valuable news to share with your readers. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you're interested in talking with Kamran Rosen, the analyst who wrote the study, for quotes or extra details about the methodology.

Best,
Sara