Charter leadership

Avon Grove Charter School Administrators unite for a photo last year. From left, top row: Sharon Ray, principal; Maggie Johnson, principal; Bryan Brutto, chief academic officer; Ryan Taylor, director of special education; Gerri Moore, director of information technology. From left, bottom row: Kim Treml, curriculum coordinator; Blase Maitland, Principal; Tosha Bowers, chief personnel office; Kristen Bishop, head of school; Khristina Hunt, instructional technology coach; Donna Archer, chief financial officer; Kelly Hendrickson, assistant principal.

WEST GROVE—Avon Grove Charter School has been ranked in the top 15 percent of Charter Schools in America and in the top 2 percent of best public high school teachers in the country, according to rankings released this week by Niche, used by thousands of educational institutions to evaluate performance.

In addition, Avon Grove Charter School ranks second for having the best public high school teachers in Chester County.

“This year’s Niche rankings are a testament to the hard work of our teachers, staff and administrators over the last year and during a global pandemic," said Bryan Brutto, chief academic officer. "Our school is blessed with a devoted staff, supportive community, and amazing students who all contribute to the ongoing success and academic excellence at Avon Grove Charter School.”

The ranking place Avon Grove Charter School as the fourth Best Charter School for Middle and High Schools and 5th Best Charter School for Elementary School in Pennsylvania.

Niche rankings use the most up-to-date data available from dozens of public data sources including the Department of Education, U.S. Census, and FBI. It gathers over 100 million reviews and survey responses from students, parents, and residents. Its Data Team uses advanced algorithms and statistical techniques to compare, score, and connect millions of data points to thoroughly analyze U.S. schools and neighborhoods.

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