All three high schools in the Central Bucks School District ranked among the nation's best according to Newsweek.
Central Bucks East, West and South were among the top 1,000 high schools in the country, according to the magazine's 2012 ranking of America's Best High Schools.
Of the three, East came out on top, at 381; West followed at 548; South came next at 740.
Other Bucks County schools that made the list include New Hope-Solebury at 421, Council Rock North at 529, and Council Rock South at 594.
Newsweek said it factored in six criteria to reach the rankings.
"Three of those—the four-year graduation rate, college-acceptance rate, and number of AP and other high-level exams given per student—make up 75 percent of the overall score," it said in explaining the methodology.
"Average SAT/ACT and AP/college-level test scores count for another 10 percent each, and the number of AP courses offered per student is weighted as the final 5 percent. Because most of this data isn’t centrally available, we collected it from high-school administrators directly—about 15,000 of them—and received 2,300 responses."
To explore the list and see what the top ranked schools in the nation have in common, read more on The Daily Beast.