Pennsylvania
Public School Ratings



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Pennsylvania Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Pennsylvania School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,717,388
Number Of Pennsylvania Schools 2,993
Number Of Pennsylvania School Districts 757
Spending Per Student $17,554

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 64.5964840367206
4th Grade 60.5606129141094
5th Grade 60.0186820602256
6th Grade 62.6479362731204
7th Grade 62.1156993684163
8th Grade 61.6067237918566
10th Grade 51.1
11th Grade 73.0341928212619

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 55.1967739119474
4th Grade 44.3391955949493
5th Grade 45.8447111537762
6th Grade 39.6996379574127
7th Grade 39.1594686809217
8th Grade 31.0744429607576
10th Grade 22.8
11th Grade 65.807262222222

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 68.7% 50.6%
Black 15.6% 16.0%
Hispanic 11.5% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.0% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 42.9% 48.4%
English Language Learners 3.3% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 18.1% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.48
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Pennsylvania Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 12,807,060 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 285 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.6% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 18.2% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 31.4% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 27.8% 26.1%
65 Or Older 17.1% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 5,008,037 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 9.6% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.9% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 30.1% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 10.9% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 14.0% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.7% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.1% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.9% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.9% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 11.5% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,590 $14,751,635,620 48.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $720 $1,235,662,604 4.1%
Staff $433 $744,108,384 2.5%
General Administration $392 $672,663,093 2.2%
School Administration $655 $1,125,040,706 3.7%
Operation $1,335 $2,293,432,009 7.6%
Transportation $743 $1,276,810,887 4.2%
Other $478 $821,523,453 2.7%
Total Support $4,757 $8,169,222,694 27.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,208 $7,227,042,161 24.0%
Total Expenditures $17,554 $30,147,882,209 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%