Pittsburgh Public Schools ranked in the top ten of public schools in large cities as part of a survey conducted by California-based non-profit group Great Schools. The District ranked seven out of ten.
The cities were ranked based on three population and median home price categories and then ranked based on state standardized test scores.
The top three ranked districts were Raleigh, North Carolina, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Mesa, Arizona.
Bill Jackson, CEO of Great Schools said what the findings of the survey do is put things into perspective. While some community leaders might not be happy with the performance of their schools, they can compare it to other districts that fall into the same socio-economic range as they do.