North Penn ranked 1,338 on the nationwide list.
The top five Pennsylvania high schools in the publication's 2014 assessment were: Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School; Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy; New Hope-Solebury High School; Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School; and Conestoga High School.
Each year, U.S. News joined forces with the American Institutes for Research to evaluate schools on overall student performance on state-mandated assessments, as well as how effectively schools educated their black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students.
Performance on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams is used to determine the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.
Schools were ranked within each state, as well as on a national stage.