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Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Pennsylvania School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,731,151
Number Of Pennsylvania Schools 3,035
Number Of Pennsylvania School Districts 765
Spending Per Student $16,023

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 61.8814293960745
4th Grade 59.2385659360693
5th Grade 61.8310255906135
6th Grade 61.3229163346792
7th Grade 61.2039995753433
8th Grade 58.2534571227988
11th Grade 77.0190039072683

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 55.3926527273219
4th Grade 47.2227504550304
5th Grade 44.8307012308969
6th Grade 40.8563870250557
7th Grade 36.8703410646925
8th Grade 31.237020414078
11th Grade 68.6840525300974

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 70.4% 52.0%
Black 15.5% 16.2%
Hispanic 10.3% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.7% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 44.9% 50.9%
English Language Learners 3.0% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 17.2% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.69
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Pennsylvania Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 12,802,503 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 285 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.6% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 18.6% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 31.4% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 28.0% 26.3%
65 Or Older 16.3% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 4,958,859 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.9% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.2% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.6% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 9.4% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 13.0% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.5% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.4% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.7% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.8% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 12.3% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,735 $13,390,566,678 48.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $633 $1,096,074,070 4.0%
Staff $390 $675,482,850 2.4%
General Administration $340 $588,134,805 2.1%
School Administration $601 $1,040,616,999 3.8%
Operation $1,301 $2,252,963,601 8.1%
Transportation $707 $1,223,364,484 4.4%
Other $411 $711,703,639 2.6%
Total Support $4,383 $7,588,310,408 27.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,905 $6,759,769,940 24.4%
Total Expenditures $16,023 $27,738,692,185 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%