Central High School won its second U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon award Thursday.
It was the only high school in Pennsylvania to win the honor. Six local elementary schools - all in the Pennsylvania suburbs - were also winners.
The award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools for either high levels of student achievement or a narrowing achievement gap.
"America's long-term economic prosperity and civic engagement depends on our children receiving a world-class education," Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a statement. "National Blue Ribbon Schools are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Their success is an example for others to follow."